Interesting discussion over at The Gospel Coalition on complementarian versus egalitarian views of church leadership. The writer is a complementarian and wonders if scripture isn’t enough — on its own — to settle the discussion.
Stephen Altrogge writes about Webb’s recent interview in the Huffington Post. He talks about homosexuality, sin in general, and reaching out to the lost.
This is one of the best satire pieces I’ve read on Africa. I’ve included below several of the essay’s tips on writing about Africa. [Each is a direct quote.]
- Note that ‘People’ means Africans who are not black, while ‘The People’ means black Africans.
- Never have a picture of a well-adjusted African on the cover of your book, or in it, unless that African has won the Nobel Prize. An AK-47, prominent ribs, naked breasts: use these.
- In your text, treat Africa as if it were one country.
- Establish early on that your liberalism is impeccable, and mention near the beginning how much you love Africa, how you fell in love with the place and can’t live without her.
- Among your characters you must always include The Starving African, who wanders the refugee camp nearly naked, and waits for the benevolence of the West.
- Avoid having the African characters laugh, or struggle to educate their kids, or just make do in mundane circumstances. Have them illuminate something about Europe or America in Africa.
Scientists were paid money in 2010 to “discover” that waitresses with bigger breasts get bigger tips. Others were paid to find that little boys tend to like playing with cars while girls prefer dolls. Oh, and lest we forget, performance-enhancing drugs enhance performance.
This engineering / woodworking site offers visitors a free online test to determine how good you are at eyeballing right angles, midpoints of lines, and the like. It’ll take you 3-4 minutes total, and your score is measured in average units of error (low scores are better). I probably shouldn’t brag, but (in seven games) I scored a 2.17 on my first try, my best was a 1.76, and my average was a 2.07. See if you can beat me….