How about this shot? A plane against a rainbow in France.
Some asked about why I was leaving BNet, and I will say a little more in the next week or two, but this series at Patheos
gives on angle on what Patheos has to offer. Look at the scope and the topics.
Speaking of questions, who’s the leader? Karen’s
conclusion carries the punch.
Which also means reading books, and Patrick Mitchel’s series
on Mike Bird’s book on Paul is worth reading (both book and review!) at the beginning of this school year.
Schooling and wisdom are not the same … JR Briggs
Some recent news about pastors leads to an important post/reminder from Eugene Cho
How about this one from :mic
: “This is why the single greatest problem facing churches today is apathy from within congregations, who fail to see the life-giving potential of the Spirit within them. It ultimately amounts to disbelief as a distinct act of spiritual warfare, stopping the very power of God.”
Meanderings in the News
3. The picture to the right is a web image of Gyeong Bok Gung, the historic palace in Seoul.
6. On the mosque
: “Regardless of how one views the decision, the controversy surrounding the project is a reminder of the fact that while religious pluralism was a founding ideal of the United States implicit in the 1st Amendment’s guarantee of religious freedom, Americans historically have edged toward it kicking and screaming.”
7. This made it to the news in Korea … Michelle Obama’s vacation
. Kathleen Parker: “The fact is, Michelle Obama doesn’t have a say in how she is transported from Point A to Point B. All first ladies are flown with significant security on a jet subsidized by the taxpayers. What is the alternative? Would we really prefer that the president’s spouse never travel or that she be exposed to kidnapping or other attack?” But also this: “Perception is everything in politics. And though Mrs. Obama essentially caught some of August’s free-ranging flak, she also chose unwisely.” And: “When many Americans are scraping together pennies to finance a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese, the notion that a child must be treated to Spain’s beaches to celebrate her decade on the planet is a bitter pill to swallow.”
: “In the establishment versus outsiders frame of the 2010 primaries, Tuesday night produced a mixed outcome: establishment victories for the Democrats and “tea party” victories for the Republicans.”
10. Carolyn Arends
asks this: “So what works? When it comes to shaping character and behavior, is it better to focus on God’s law or his grace?”