Tuesday, October 16


~ 19,000 Americans died from MRSA infection in 2005. If that had been a plane crash or a terrorist attack we'd all be panicking. I'm curious as to why it took so long to figure out that this "epidemic" was occurring.

~ Colbert for President! He's at least as qualified as any of the comedians running for the office.

~ A vision of students today (via)

~ Quotable: Simply giving people information isn't enough. That used to be a big part of evangelism. We would hand out tracts and Bibles, we would give people the information. Now what people need is to know not simply what the story is, but how does one live the story. They need to know that it can be lived; they need to see what it means in the 21st century.

In order to answer the question of meaning, we have to show people -- not just tell them -- about the story of Jesus. We need to be forming Christian communities that form compelling corporate ways, compelling corporate witnesses to the nature and meaning of the gospel. And that's a huge task for the church. -- Kevin Vanhoozer, chief editor of Everyday Theology, and Research Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, has been teaching a class called Cultural Hermeneutics.

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