I saw this too late to include it in today’s Flotsam and Jetsam, but I couldn’t pass it up. Apparently, a woman was searching Facebook for evidence that her husband was cheating on her. Instead, she found pictures of him actually marrying another woman…at Disney World…dressed as Prince Charming. Based on his taste in weddings, it really comes as no surprise that this guy isn’t aware that if you’re going to practice bigamy, you really should do it in private. HT
- CT comments on the overturning of Prop 8 in California.
- Justin Taylor offers a bunch of good quotes from Charles Spurgeon on Christless preaching.
- Here’s a good interview with Stanley Hauerwas about the spiritual gifts and callings of the elderly. HT
- Gregg Davidson has begun a series over at BioLogos on the shortcomings flood geology.
- Somewhat unsurprisingly, Google has decided to kill the Wave. Despite all the initial buzz, it was an odd application that I never could find a good use for.
- And, for you book lovers, check out this house/art/sculpture made entirely of books. HT
Mental Floss has posted its list of 50 Amazing Facts, and some of them are truly interesting.
1. In 1943, Philip Morris ran an ad acknowledging “smokers’ cough.” They claimed it was caused by smoking brands other than Philip Morris.
2. In the 1970s, Mattel sold a doll called “Growing Up Skipper.” Her breasts grew when her arm was turned.
4. On the 2001 New Zealand census, 53,715 people listed their religion as “Jedi.”
8. Dr. Ruth was trained as a sniper by the Israeli military.
36. Perhaps our favorite school nickname is The Arkansas School for the Deaf Leopards.
43. Male students at Brigham Young University need a doctor’s note to grow a beard.
45. The sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666.
46. The Vatican Bank is the world’s only bank that allows ATM users to perform transactions in Latin.
48. At the Wife Carrying World Championships in Sonkajärvi, Finland, first prize is the wife’s weight in beer.
Here’s yet another video dealing with important theological issues through music. This guy uses a song he wrote to explain the book of Revelation. It’s really quite catchy in a “Please God get this out of my head!” kind of way. And, I’m pretty sure he’s got most of the details down right. I particularly like the parts where America is the “whore of Babylon” and Obama is the beast that comes out of the sea. This is exegesis at its finest.
Bulgarian archeologists think they have found the remains of St. John the Baptist. Well, technically they only found fragments of a skull, a hand, and a tooth. And, technically they don’t know that they belonged to John the Baptist. The bone fragments were discovered in a reliquary inscribed with the date June 24, traditionally the date of John’s birth. And, though I don’t mean to disparage anyone’s relics, it does seem entirely legitimate to question whether we can simply assume that the bones inside a reliquary actually belonged to the saint in question. Right?
So, in breaking news, archeologists have discovered a really old box that may or may not have something to do with John the Baptist and that contains bones which may very well not have belonged to John in the first place. When you say it like that, though, it’s not as exciting.
I’ve recently had some conversations with some students who are wrestling with all of the Christian terminology surrounding the atonement. I believe this is a great teaching tool for Theology Professors, and would be worthy of having students memorize in order to get a better grasp on common terms and their definitions. Although N.T. Wright would not agree with some of the definitions……I don’t think he visits our blog much and many still see them as correct. If you don’t like rap, just mute and watch!
If you haven’t seen this yet, here’s a short clip of Joel Osteen explaining why Christians should not eat pork.
I wonder if that suit he’s’ wearing is made of two kinds of cloth?
Fortunately, though, he does point out that it’s okay to eat buffalo. That’s good. I was just about to pound down some buffalo sausage for breakfast.