At least she never went to rehab!
-Also in the Huffington Post, Jonathan Merritt writes how the Southern Baptist Convention needs to do a better job with racial reconciliation. Another reason why Merritt is the coolest Southern Baptist ever!
-Rachel Held Evans explores N.T. Wright's explanation of what we mean when we say the Bible is the Word of God. Money quote:
-Over at Jesus Radicals, Nekeisha Alexis-Baker responds to a recent Relevant Magazine article about Trayvon Martin with, "It's not about the f**king hoodie."
This is where the notion of the inspiration of Scripture comes in, says Wright.
“’Inspiration,’” he says, “is a shorthand way of talking about the belief that by his Spirit God guided the very different writers and editors, so that the books they produced were books God intended his people to have.”
Hmm. I've never heard it explained quite that way before. Wright then goes on to offer an explanation of what is meant by “the word of God" - and this really got my attention.
“And in and through it all, we find the elusive but powerful idea of God’s ‘word,’” he says, “not as a synonym for the written scriptures, but as a strange personal presence, creating, judging, healing recreating” (emphasis mine).
-Speaking of Relevant, Sarah Moon criticizes the "hip" Christian magazine for failing to disclose the troubled past of article writer Hugo Schwyzer.Excerpt:
Hugo, a man who has committed very serious crimes against women, is now writing articles at Relevant Magazine about women’s issues. And there are some problems with that.
The first problem is, Relevant refuses to disclose Schwyzer’s past. There was no disclaimer on the article, no mention of his abuse in the article.
Not only that, but Relevant actively silenced voices that informed readers of Schwyzer’s past.
-And finally, well, I guess I'll just the title speak for itself: Zombie Shooting Targets Popular With Doomsday Preppers At National Rifle Association Exhibition.