Tuesday, April 26

Random

> WHAT IS KILLING off the suburbs? Are they REALLY dying? ~ The Atlantic

JOHN STACKHOUSE offers an apology for seminary training. The thing I'd add is that in much of the world where seminary education is hard to come by there are people clamoring to get it. ~ link

AFRICAN ATTITUDES toward Chinese business are changing --
Once feted as saviours in much of Africa, Chinese have come to be viewed with mixed feelings—especially in smaller countries where China’s weight is felt all the more. To blame, in part, are poor business practices imported alongside goods and services. Chinese construction work can be slapdash and buildings erected by mainland firms have on occasion fallen apart. A hospital in Luanda, the capital of Angola, was opened with great fanfare but cracks appeared in the walls within a few months and it soon closed. The Chinese-built road from Lusaka, Zambia’s capital, to Chirundu, 130km (81 miles) to the south-east, was quickly swept away by rains. ~ The Economist
WHAT ROB BELL thinks about hell is really just a red herring distracting us from the huge scandal of evangelical adultery with Ayn Rand. ~ link | link

WHICH IDEA BEST reflects biblical thinking?
  1. Individual responsibility within the framework of community.
  2. Individual responsibility within the framework of a free association of autonomous individuals who all support each other in doing their own thing. 
  3. Completely autonomous individuals responsible for no one other than themselves.
  4. The strong autonomous individual should be completely free to exploit and dominate the weak.
HOW THEY make Moon Pies ~ link

SEVERAL WAYS to visualize how your tax dollars are spent ~ link

AH, YES, the ole seven-foot gator climbing through the doggie door to hide in the bathroom stunt. ~ Huff
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