1. A pastor friend of mine just tried to take his life.
Is it just me, or does it seem that people everywhere are in more pain and depression than “normal”? Although it does not seem that there is much of a connection between suicide and profession, I would like to think that those in my profession are the least likely to take their own lives. However, I don’t know.
2. A discussion about the The Political Rift Within Evangelicalism that is worth taking a look at.
This is part of the reason why postmoderns have a hard time leaning too much on scientific “conclusions.” People love and enjoy science, but its fluidity must always give us pause with regard to its ability to accurately interpret nature. Add this to the list of changes in science.
4. The guys at “To Be Continued,” a blog that argues for the continuation if the supernatural sign gifts (tongues, prophecy, healings, etc) have just finished a well done response to my “Why I am Not Charismatic.”
5. Here is a nice graph for the traditions within Christianity.
Though understandably lacking a lot, it gives a good overview of where we came from. If I were to add “Evangelicalism” into this, I would say that it is a sap that finds its way into many traditions to varying degrees.
6. I for one will pray for Christopher Hitchens.
He is my favorite atheist.
7. YMCA changed their name.
First, “Young Men’s Christian Association.” Too chauvinistic.” Next, “YMCA.” But the “C” is still there. Too exclusive. Now “The Y.” That’s what we all call it anyway!
9. Sheesh. Its no wonder college tuition is so high.
I need to change my business. Do seminary profs get paid that much? 🙂
10. Is Christianity really good for the world? Andrew Perriman answers.
11. The Romans study I am teaching is progressively being posted here in MP3.
12. Our online (and onsite) theological bootcamp will take place on the 31st of this month.
Tim Kimberly and I will be teaching. But hurry and enroll. We really do only have a limited amount of people was can have online.
Here is a description:
“Attention! [pronounced Ahhh-Tennn-Shun] The upcoming Boot Camp is all about being grounded in the major training topics of the Christian faith. This is done in one day on Saturday, July 31st from 9am-3pm. We promise you will learn things you wish you would have known 10 years ago. Boot Camp is geared for both teenagers new to the faith and seasoned citizens who have faithfully read the Bible every day for decades. Both will be enriched as we open up the Scriptures, learning about the foundations of the faith. If you have a pulse this event is for you. You will have a great time while your heart and mind are stretched to the glory of God.
C. Michael Patton, Th.M. and Tim Kimberley, Th.M. will be our teachers for this Boot Camp.
Major Training Topics include: the Trinity; Scripture; the Person of Christ and Mankind”