- 7 Reasons Lists Capture Our Attention (and Confuse Our Brains): Lists and rankings are great. They’re also devious in both obvious ways (they can be wrong, and not everything is rank-able) and surprising ways that researchers are only beginning to understand. (The Atlantic)
- Religion in America’s states and counties, in 6 maps: With what is arguably the most widely observed holiday of the nation’s most popular religion right around the corner, now seems as good a time as any to look at the state of religion in America’s states and counties. (Washington Post)
- “I have the right to do anything” ( 1 Cor 6:12): Does Paul really believe that “I have the right to do anything” ( 1 Cor 6:12)? Really? Anything? (Bill Mounce)
- The Five Ingredients of an Effective Apology: Apologies are important in any society and children are taught to say “I’m sorry” pretty much as soon as they are capable of constructing a full sentence. Unfortunately, our skill level does not improve very much from there. More often than not apologies made by adults are just as insincere and unconvincing as those made by children. (Psychology Today)
- Kindle Deal: Evangelical Theology: A Biblical and Systematic Introduction by Michael Bird. $7.99.
- Aaron Armstrong is giving you a whole pile of books for Christmas! Seriously, go check it out.
Just for Fun
- Just in case you’re already needing to expressing your inner Grinch, here’s the “I Hate Christams” supercut.