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What I Read Online – 10/31/2012 (a.m.)

31 Oct
    • Lucas said in a statement, “it’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers”. 

        

         In the words of Darth Vader, “this will be a day long remembered”.

    • Imagine the unspeakable fury that would erupt across the Islamic world if a   Christian-led government in Khartoum had been responsible for the deaths of   hundreds of thousands of Sudanese Muslims over the past 30 years. Or if   Christian gunmen were firebombing mosques in Iraq during Friday prayers. Or   if Muslim girls in Indonesia had been abducted and beheaded on their way to   school, because of their faith.
    • Today at the Gospel Coalition, Kathy Keller, wife of Tim Keller and a contributor to his book The Meaning of Marriage, offers a serious review, which also serves as something of an open letter to Rachel. (She explains the reason for the personal address when she writes, “Rachel, I tried twice to get in touch with you when you were in New York City on the talk shows but wasn’t able to connect. So here’s what I would have said if we could have gotten the chance to open that dialogue.”)
    • “You have become what you claim to despise; you have imposed your own agenda on Scripture in order to advance your own goals. In doing so, you have further muddied the waters of biblical interpretation instead of bringing any clarity to the task.”
    • Canadian scholar, Andrea Doucet, has explored this question in her book Do Men Mother? Her extensive research with 118 male primary caregivers, including stay-at-home dads, led her to conclude that fathers do not “mother.” And that’s a good thing. Although mothering and fathering have much in common, there were persistent, critical differences that were important for children’s development
    • Erickson concludes that the arguments for genderless parenting fall flat. Moms are not as good as dads; and dads are not as good as moms. Children need both. God can certainly give all sorts of grace to single parent families, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive for the design that nature, Scripture, and even scholarship says is the best.

       

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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