- Five Implications for Churches as the Boomers Retire: On January 1, 2011, the first Boomer turned 65. In fact, on that day, 10,000 of them turned 65. And that pace of aging will continue until 2030, when every Boomer is 65 or older. The implications for churches are staggering. (Thom Rainer)
- I Don’t Want to Be Wrong: False beliefs, it turns out, have little to do with one’s stated political affiliations and far more to do with self-identity: What kind of person am I, and what kind of person do I want to be? All ideologies are similarly affected. (The New Yorker)
- Neuroscience Talk May Literally Be Rewiring Our Brains: This is in fact the golden age of brain research, but by the time the experts actually explain their research to us, our culture will already have decided what we want it to mean, and have fit it into our myths cape. (Fred Sanders)
- What Is Heresy? An interesting interview with Justin Holcomb on the nature of heresy. (Rachel Held Evans)
Just for Fun
- John Oliver explains why the EU’s new “right to be forgotten” (i.e. the right to tell Google to remove links to information about you that you’d rather people not know about) is a bad idea and isn’t going to work anyway. Oh yeah, and it’s pretty funny too.