Californians: Contact Your Senator about the Judicial Nominations Filibuster

Just take a second and drop an email to Senators Boxer and Feinstein. Let them know that the filibuster is undemocratic because the minority are tyrannizing over the majority – the same majoritarian rule that lies at the heart of...

/ April 22, 2005

Trent, Reformation, and the Spirit of Our Age

With all the news coverage of the passing of Pope John Paul II and now the election of Pope Benedict XVI, I have begun to hear more people abuzz with talk of ecumenism and the possibility of unity between Roman...

/ April 22, 2005

Building on Matt’s Post about Short-Term Missions

I think Matt’s post was right on and I appreciated the thoughtful comments… Here’s a suggestion for you pastors out there: Churches ought to give scholarships to academically and spiritually reputable Christian institutions of higher education. (Biola, Wheaton, Westmont, etc.)...

/ April 21, 2005

We May Have been Wrong

Recently, Mere-O featured a story in the Independent about previously unknown Greek texts being deciphered. It turns out the story may not be a story at all. From Hannibal at arstechnica: So as of right now, the rest of the...

/ April 20, 2005

Fun Reading on the New Pope

First, read Andrew Sullivan’s responses to the announcement of the new pope, here and here and here. Then read Bainbridge’s response here. He politely says what everyone is thinking. Then check out Dr. Reynolds riff on Sullivan’s second post here....

/ April 19, 2005

Short-Term Missions and the Priorities of the Evangelical Church

I was perusing Jeremy Pierce’s site and I saw the plug for the latest Christian Carnival. I’ve not yet entered any of my posts in the Christian Carnival, but as churches around the country are warming up the vans and...

/ April 19, 2005

The Sort of Thing Mere-O Goes Nuts Over

From the Independent: Now, in a breakthrough described as the classical equivalent of finding the holy grail, Oxford University scientists have employed infra-red technology to open up the hoard, known as the Oxyrhynchus Papyri, and with it the prospect that...

/ April 18, 2005

Mind and Media Review: Seeds of Deception

This is the first official review of the (Lord willing!) many I will be doing for Mind and Media. Some books, no matter how badly written, still merit a reading on other grounds. Georgiana Preskar’s Seeds of Deception, which is...

/ April 16, 2005

Scientism and the Death of Wisdom

Many thanks to Joe Carter at Evangelical Outpost for hosting the symposium. Ethics in our ostensibly pluralistic society have become increasingly dominated by a single voice: science. In the 2004 debate over Proposition 71, the California initiative to fund stem-cell...

/ April 12, 2005

More fun at naturalism.org…

Check out the “Naturalism and Spirituality” page. The first line strikes me as a bit funny and ironic: Although naturalism may at first seem an unlikely basis for spirituality…(You can read the rest for yourself.) Naturalism actually doesn’t seem to...

/ April 12, 2005