Some Links for Saturday

Some Links for Saturday

I’ve been doing some writing on many of the links I’ve found during the week, but I do want to list some of what I’ve been writing elsewhere and also a few assorted blog entries I’ve found that interested me.

First, while perusing Wrong Words, I noticed the entry Child Abuse or Child Discipline, which in turn links to Child Abuse on the Religious Right – The Pearls. This is something that Christians especially should be aware of, because there are some dangerous things going on without sufficient protection or concern for the consequences. The type of child-raising advocated by the Pearls that these posts respond to is not something we Christians should tolerate. It’s being done in our name, and condoned as the proper “Christian” thing to do.

Then with help from Wesley Daily, I found the following post by Neil Bishop, Putting Jesus’ Disciples Back into the World. There’s some good material there on leadership and also on keeping the church’s focus where it belongs and not getting distracted.

Over on The Panda’s Thumb we got to see a demonstration of the rare detective abilities of certain members of the intelligent design movement, as they were fooled by a well-known internet scam. You can follow the links to the perpetrators from there. This was probably the third or fourth time I’d seen that particular scam. It has eternal life. It will keep popping up because some people really want to believe it. I wonder if the Explanatory Filter works as well detecting design as their ordinary discernment worked in detecting a well-known scam?

Ed Brayton, over on Dispatches from the Culture Wars notes how angry congress became when the office of one of their own was raided. Suddenly the constitution became really, really important. But where were these same congressmen when it was other people getting wiretapped or raided? You can follow the story starting with his entry If You Have Nothing to Hide, Why Worry?. Where have I heard that before?

Now for my own blogging elsewhere:

I’ve posted several entries on the Participatory Bible Study Blog, two more on Hebrews, Hebrews 6:4-6: Can Those who Fall Return?, and Jesus as Human and Divine Priest. In addition to several minor posts, I wrote about Genesis 3 and the fall in Genesis 3: The Story of the Fall.

On the Pacesetters Bible School Newsletter, I wrote a little bit more about continuing education in Continuing Education: Directed Learning of New Things. I also talked about applying 1 Corinthians 13 to worship in Applying 1 Corinthians 13.

I hope you have a fine Memorial Day weekend. I’m planning to enjoy myself. Be nice to a veteran somewhere–even me. 🙂

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