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Last week’s Twitter favorites

For your edification, the pick of my favorites from my Twitter feed last week.

Four Modern Versions of the Bible that are Ruining the BibleBen Irwin

…the commercialization of scripture has also given us four iterations of the modern Bible — which I believe are causing us to value the Bible less and read it less.

What Both Sides Completely Miss In The Abortion DiscussionBenjamin L. Corey

The abortion discussion is one of the most polarizing discussions one can have. In fact, I usually avoid it for that reason– the conversations are often so filled with strife that they don’t accomplish anything or remotely move the conversation forward.

…In the end, I think this disconnect is because both sides are failing to realize or acknowledge some critical information.

How To Watch The World Cup Like A True Soccer Nerd – via Benjamin Howard

Because here’s the thing: The idea that the ineffable foreignness of soccer is best left to continents like Europe and South America — because all us Yanks will do is take away its beauty, what with our “stats” and “analysis” — is no more than a steaming pile of merde.

Too bad the World Cup is run by the corrupt clown show that is FIFA.

Teenagers, it’s OK not to have sex – via Bronwyn Lea

Phin Lyman made headlines with an article about being a virgin at 18. He tells Joanna Moorhead why he wanted to encourage younger people not to rush into a sex life and his plans to stay celibate when he goes to university

Pentecost: When God Rebels Against Her HandlersMorgon Guyton

Yes, I said her. But on Pentecost you can do that. Jesus calls the one who sent him Father. Obviously, Jesus was a dude himself. But the Holy Spirit is at most gender-neutral and at best gender-bending, because the Holy Spirit makes both men and women prophesy, as Peter controversially declares on Pentecost. – See more at: http://morganguyton.us/2014/06/07/pentecost-when-god-rebels-against-her-handlers/#sthash.PhjdR4bR.dpuf
Yes, I said her. But on Pentecost you can do that. Jesus calls the one who sent him Father. Obviously, Jesus was a dude himself. But the Holy Spirit is at most gender-neutral and at best gender-bending, because the Holy Spirit makes both men and women prophesy, as Peter controversially declares on Pentecost. – See more at: http://morganguyton.us/2014/06/07/pentecost-when-god-rebels-against-her-handlers/#sthash.PhjdR4bR.dpuf

Yes, I said her. But on Pentecost you can do that. Jesus calls the one who sent him Father. Obviously, Jesus was a dude himself. But the Holy Spirit is at most gender-neutral and at best gender-bending, because the Holy Spirit makes both men and women prophesy, as Peter controversially declares on Pentecost.

Yes, I said her. But on Pentecost you can do that. Jesus calls the one who sent him Father. Obviously, Jesus was a dude himself. But the Holy Spirit is at most gender-neutral and at best gender-bending, because the Holy Spirit makes both men and women prophesy, as Peter controversially declares on Pentecost. – See more at: http://morganguyton.us/2014/06/07/pentecost-when-god-rebels-against-her-handlers/#sthash.PhjdR4bR.dpuf