For your edification, the pick of my favorites from my Twitter feed last week.
Four Modern Versions of the Bible that are Ruining the Bible – Ben 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 Discussion – Benjamin 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 Handlers – Morgon 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.