Weekly Roundup

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

A good friend of the EO and Biola graduate Renee Bolinger was recently featured on The Huffington Post’s website for her fantastic series of paintings that depict famous philosophers in the style of a famous artist (let’s hope all the fame and riches don’t go to her head):  10 Unexpected Philosopher Portraits In The Styles Of Famous Artists.

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If you’re having trouble following all the debate surrounding a possible US military strike against the Assad regime in Syria, the always dependable wordsmith Doug Wilson has described the whole situation in a single sentence.

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College Crunch recently put together a list of 20 brilliant college professors.  Among the ranks are distinguished, award-winning, internationally recognized scientists, lawyers, writers and philosophers.  The one common factor?  They are all Christians.

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From Christianity Today:  “Many forces can prevent outsiders from seeing what God is doing in New York. The city’s booming media industry, from television to film, to fashion and music, has reinforced for many non–New Yorkers an image of sophistication on one hand or urban grit on the other. But rarely does pop culture capture the religious ferment going on underneath.”  Continue reading Christ in the Capitol of the World.

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In honor of Labor Day:  Disagreeing with Bill Watterson, illustrated in the style of Bill Watterson.

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 Also from Christianity Today:  Why Intelligent People Are Less Likely to Be Religious.

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If you were the CEO of Nintendo, how would you respond to the rapidly shifting landscape of gaming?  The Death Of Nintendo Has Been Greatly Under-Exaggerated.

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If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, sue it. Here’s a story from WSJ about an entrepreneurship-killing new precedent being established by big government bureaucrats.  The bigger the government, the smaller the people.

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 Dr. John Mark Reynolds On Your Little Pony.

“I am told that there may be as many as twelve million adult males who watch the animated children’s show “My Little Pony.”

Really?”

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Kimberly Hall, director of a women’s ministry at a PCA church in Texas, recently posted a blog entitled FYI (if you’re a teenage girl), in which she calls on young women who post provocative pictures of themselves on Facebook and other social networking sites to consider the impact they are having on friends and family (especially boys).  Her post has elicited a lot of reaction, much of it negative.    A few noteworthy responses can be found here, here, and here.

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The Map That Lincoln Used to See the Reach of Slavery.

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What If I Told You that “Flat Earth” Was A Myth of Secularism? 

“It’s taught in school textbooks, it’s a favorite citation of New Atheism, and it’s been referenced by no less than the President himself — Medieval Europe believed the Earth was Flat.  And so it’s fact!  –  Except that they believed no such thing.”

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This Guinness commercial might just melt your heart:


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