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Photo Fight

I know, I know. We are on hiatus until September. That is still true! But I wanted to take a moment to let you guys know what at least two of us are up to in the mean time.

Nathan and I are both competing in something called Photo Fight. We’ll be taking pictures, they will be posted, people will vote, and only one will survive. Or, at least only one person will be declared the winner. The other will just be sad.

Anyways, pictures start getting posted on July 1st, and the bios are already up. So, go check it out!

Photo Fight.

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Thursday Links: Catching Up

Greetings. I hope your week has been pleasant. We’ve got just a couple links for you this week, plus some that fell through the cracks of last week’s post. So sit back, and let’s rejoin the conversation.

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Thursday Links: fernando returns

Hello again, readers. I’ve been sick for some time, but I know that things have stayed busy without me. I hope this week finds you well and healthy, something we often take for granted. The world doesn’t stop, though — even if some thought it would.

Excitingly, our own James Arnold was featured on TCM’s podcast, interviewing hip-hop artists Propaganda and Odd Thomas about their collaborative project, “Art Ambidextrous.” Take a listen.

Speaking of the world ending, though, Harold Camping and his followers were all over the news this weekend. And while it’s only right to give Camping a chance to speak for himself, most people can’t resist poking fun at the whole thing. Still — though the majority of Christians throughout history have denied the doctrine of “the Rapture” — from the perspective of many, discrediting Camping discredits religion. Ed Morrissey of Hot Air looks at the media frenzy over Camping’s predictions and wonders if they have gone too far.

What it comes to, though, is an issue of Biblical interpretation. Such interpretation is always complicated. Inevitably it either divides people into separate camps, or changes the path of theological movements.

I will gladly pay you Tuesday for some links last Thursday

Hello everyone, we have some Thursday links here for you but on Sunday and not Thursday. We have a lot of links this week challenging everything you thought you think, plus some others. Continue reading

Thursday Links: Evils and Responses

This week’s links have a lot to do with evil and our responses to those evils.
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There’s only one that feels worth it, really.

Thursday Links: Follow-up

It’s the first week of Easter, and we hope your Sunday went well. A lot of this week has been spent in continued contemplation of last week, and so we have a lot of follow-up links today.

In response to Rolling Stone’s “Kill Team” article, the blog Kings of War has an essay exploring the ramifications of their actions — for other soldiers, and for us as civilians.

Continuing our thoughts on economic and social evils, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Dufulo have an extensive article on world hunger, poverty, and just what people do with their money. On the same site, Alanna Shaikh writes about the exposure of Greg Mortenson’s education fraud in Afghanistan.

And if you’ve been thinking about economics, here’s a little post asking if Christianity is compatible with capitalism. While some of its points are obvious — it turns out, surprising no one, that people in a position of privilege see nothing wrong with being privileged — but it’s interesting to see numbers attached to the concepts, and get some idea of how widespread such beliefs are.

And at the intersection of economics and culture, Tech Dirt illumines the hypocrisy of the Motion Picture Association of America’s condemnation of Creative Commons licenses. The MPAA claims to be the guardians of “culture,” but they’ve never been interested in culture which provides them no profit.

In considering our reactions to issues in the world, such as those above, Skye Jethani cautions that the call to “radical Christianity” is not necessarily the correct approach Christians today should have to the gospel. Context is important to the argument, so please read both of the two posts. They are not long.

Until next week, the second week of Easter, may your spirits be blessed, your actions thoughtful, and your contemplations fruitful.

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