Weekly Roundup

Other — By on September 27, 2013 at 6:00 am

UPDATE:  “Where’s the outrage?”  Christians are being singled out and massacred from Pakistan to Syria to the Nairobi shopping mall. Kirsten Powers on the deafening silence from U.S. pews and pulpits:  A Global Slaughter of Christians, but America’s Churches Stay Silent

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Far from a ‘ridiculous pursuit’, philosophy underpins reading, writing and arithmatic. It should be taught as a basic skill, says Emma Worley:  The first R: why we need to teach philosophy in the classroom. 

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There are now more administrators in the CSU system than there are full-time faculty.  A must read from Victor Davis Hanson:  The Decline of College

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There can be no doubt (according to Telegraph writer and atheist Matthew Norman), after his latest outburst, that the arch-atheist (Richard Dawkins) is doing the Lord’s work:  Come In, Agent Dawkins, Your Job Is Done.

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Every Sci-Fi Starship Ever*, In One Mindblowing Comparison Chart.

Every Sci-Fi Starship Ever, In One Mindblowing Comparison Chart 

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An open letter from a game store owner to parents:  I Sold Too Many Copies of GTA V To Parents Who Didn’t Give a Damn.

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Peter Enns provides an interesting perspective that most evangelicals will disagree with, but should take seriously:  Rob Bell, Oprah, and N. T. Wright. Yeah, you heard me.

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What is the most screwed up thing about your state?  Check this chart

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If You’ve Ever Wondered What Happens To Kids After They’re Rescued From Sex Trafficking, Watch This.

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This week Senator Ted Cruz gave a 21 hour, 19 minute speech on the Senate floor, in which he layed out the case against the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare).  According to Politico, regardless of the immediate outcome of the Senate bill, after talking the talk, Ted Cruz wins

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Biola University recently launched the Center for Christianity, Culture and the Arts.  In honor of this acheivement, Biola’s President, Dr. Barry Corey, reflects on Art in the Now and the Not Yet.

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Pictures of space are usually stunning and beautiful.  Here are the winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year for 2013


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