Coincidentally, isn’t today the end of the world? Interesting.
God can be wherever God wants to be. God needs no formal invitation. We couldn’t “systematically remove” God if we tried.
- Liza Long writes an article at Gawker, calling us to not only discuss gun control in the wake of the shootings in Newtown, CT, but also mental health
I am sharing this story because I am Adam Lanza’s mother. I am Dylan Klebold’s and Eric Harris’s mother. I am Jason Holmes’s mother. I am Jared Loughner’s mother. I am Seung-Hui Cho’s mother. And these boys—and their mothers—need help. In the wake of another horrific national tragedy, it’s easy to talk about guns. But it’s time to talk about mental illness.
- Drew Sumrall explores the difference between transformation and transferance and the concept of either/or in modern a/theism.
Every single last corporately accepted religious idiosyncrasy is the institutional product of avoiding the suffocating over-proximity of absolute freedom. The security blanket of objectified beliefs ensures each one ‘believes’ without having to directly face the ‘horror’ of such beliefs.
- Tony Jones and James McGrath had an interesting back and forth about the historicity and theology of Matthew’s infancy narrative.
Does this make God an inscrutable monster? That’s for each one of us to decide. But you don’t get to mythologize the Bible to let God off the hook when God is implicated in the deaths of children every day.
- Maroon 5 + Willy Wonka! (not new, just awesome)