Flotsam and jetsam (6/25)

Good Reads

  • 22 Rules of Storytelling, According to Pixar: On Twitter, Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats has compiled nuggets of narrative wisdom she’s received working for the animation studio over the years. It’s some sage stuff, although there’s nothing here about defending yourself from your childhood toys when they inevitably come to life with murder in their hearts. A truly glaring omission.
  • Hell Is Not Filled with People Who Repent of Sins: People who end up in hell do not repent, from what the Bible tells us, said respected New Testament scholar Don Arthur (D.A.) Carson on Sunday at The Gospel Coalition National Women’s Conference in Orlando.
  • The Unfortunate Link between Cultural Castigation and Pitiful Preaching: Advocacy groups are looking at church sermon videos and finding plenty that will enflame the “middle” against those who believe that homosexual behavior is sin….Not surprisingly, videos of unhelpful remarks in churches have surfaced. And, these outrageous videos don’t help.

Other Info

  • Australians Lose Their Faith: That’s the latest finding from a census completed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which shows more than one-fifth of the nation’s 21.5 million inhabitants now claim to follow no religion at all.
  • Is this the most useless website on the internet?

 Just for Fun     

  • Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” recreated from Dominos? Impressively so.



One Response to “Flotsam and jetsam (6/25)”

  1. Marshall June 27, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    That’s a good Universalist point from D.A.Carson: people in Hell are there because they continuously make that choice. Corollary, if they did repent they would be released? “Go to your room and stay there until you are ready to play nice.”
    I suppose the Calvinist point would be that they are not capable of responding, but if they should …. ? With God all things are possible. Knock and it shall be opened.
    Am I on a good track here?

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