Weekly Roundup

Note from the editor:  Evangelical Outpost has nothing to say or share about Miley Cyrus or “twerking.”  That is all.

 

From First Things:  Buzzfeed as a Cultural Battleground.

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A startling (to some) new development in the Syria affair: U.K. Parliament Votes Against Syria Resolution as U.S. Ponders Going Solo.

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Gay marriage activists have long mocked the silly, reactionary notion of a “slippery slope” from their position towards an acceptance of other formerly “taboo” relationships.  They have assured opponents that there is absolutely no connection between acceptance of gay marriage and, for example, acceptance of polyamory.

In a totally unrelated story, BBC asks (non-judgmentally, of course): How does a polyamorous relationship between four people work?

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Wise words from Pastor Kevin DeYoung:  The Preacher at His Best.

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Everyone In The TV Industry Is Passing Around This Speech By Kevin Spacey:  “It’s all content. It’s just story”

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Matt Walsh has some advice for young people:  Kids, go to college or you’ll die alone in misery.  #BlatantSarcasm

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In light of all the recent hullabaloo over “Millennials” leaving the church, here’s an interesting (and overlooked) question:  Why Aren’t Black Millennials Leaving the Church?

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Bonhoeffer saw a fierce battle in his time between Christianity & “Germanism”.  Are we approaching a similar point in America?: America’s Good Servant, But God’s First?

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A friendly rejoinder to Thabiti Anyabwile’s recent article at The Gospel Coalition from Ron Belgau at First Things:  The Problem with the “Gag Reflex.”

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Behold, the greatest Kitchen appliance of all time:

han fridge

 

 

Weekly Roundup

The Downfall of Detroit (and what it means for the rest of us).

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In the wake of Detroit’s downfall, Prager University presents a new 5-minute course,  “The Public Unions vs. The Public”:

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The biggest (and awesomest) news from this year’s Comic Con:  Zack Snyder announces that his sequel to Man of Steel will be the first Superman/Batman team-up film.  And there was much rejoicing.

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J.K. Rowling recently made headlines (again) after it was revealed that she was actually the author of the novel The Cuckoo’s Calling, originally published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.  Here’s a better story than J.K. Rowling’s.

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Book nerds, guard your wallets!  An illustrated guide to buying the classics.

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Apparently all Christians need to do to win back the culture for Christ is become hipsters:  A Hipster For King’s College.

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The future King George of England arrived this week.  For once, the entire world knows a baby is a baby.

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From the Washington Post:  Obama’s race speech offered few good solutions.

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How German sounds compared to other languages:

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“When I sat down in that chair at 3 p.m. I was an atheist and a Communist. When I got up at 11 p.m. I was not.”  From Mad Marxist to Compassionate Conservative.

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First Iceland and now the UK:  Prime Minister David Cameron Declares War on Online Porn.

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President Obama just gave a major speech at Knox College that was touted as a fresh start for the White House’s economic policies.  A centerpiece of the speech was a call to end economic inequality.  Here are 6 bad arguments about income inequality.

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America’s Pathetic Support of Muslim Oppression.

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The Lord of the Rings is a masterful work and already a cinema classic.  But some (philistines) have complained that the films were far too long.  Here are 8 Lines That Would Have Ended The Lord of the Rings Real Fast.

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