The World Wide (Religious) Web for Wednesday, June 8, 2011


  “Are You Smarter Than Anthony Weiner?” I certainly hope so. But Russell D. Moore provides a timely reminder about temptation and self-deception: Almost every adultery situation I’ve ever seen includes a cheating spouse who honestly believes that he or she is not going to get caught. The cheater often doesn’t want the marriage to end in divorce. Instead, like the characters in today’s headlines, he or she instead wants to keep everything the same: spouse, kids, and lover too. That’s irrational and completely contrary to the way the world works. Anyone can see that. But you can convince yourself…or … Continue reading The World Wide (Religious) Web for Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The World Wide (Religious) Web for Wednesday, May 11, 2011


In America, crazy people accuse the president of being foreign born. In Iran, crazy people charge Ahmadinejad allies with sorcery. In America, the crazy people are on the political fringe. In Iran, the crazy people are the ones in charge. _____ “Is Osama bin Laden in heaven?” A thought experiment from Kyle Roberts. _____ Do Tiger Mothers raise Black Swans? And more questions from Timothy Dalrymple: What do we really want for our children: Perfect technical execution, or creative transcendence? Lives of mechanical achievement, or of rich passions and personalities? Do we encourage a healthy growth into sociality and sexuality, … Continue reading The World Wide (Religious) Web for Wednesday, May 11, 2011