Things I Read 2/16/12

Gene Veith has some excellent thoughts, as usual, this time on homosexuality not being genetic. I particularly enjoy the fact that he doesn’t oversimplify things, as if homosexuality were a choice in the same way that ice cream flavor is a choice. Working with homosexual students on a daily basis makes helps you to understand some of these issues.

Justin Taylor writes an excellent post on hospitality and money in the Luther household. This is a great reminder for each of us in a money obsessed and socially isolated world.

I really enjoyed Chad Gibbs use of the fax machine as a metaphor for outdated national signing day practices. If you like college football, and especially if you check recruiting news more often than you read your Bible, this is the article for you. Plus, he throws in a Crystal Pepsi reference.

I wouldn’t have expected to get a lesson on vocation, hard work and growing up from Ricky Gervais, but here it is, nonetheless. I like his distinction between fame and eminence. While I want more than to simply be known for being good at something, at least he wants to do something meaningful in life.

Dan Phillips is really being pushy on this whole sufficiency of scripture thing. You mean it is really, really, really sufficient? I will have to wait for a word from the Holy Spirit to confirm this one šŸ˜‰

I don’t know if it was a response to Gerald Harris, but Ed Stetzer came out with a great post on The Baptist Bogeyman the same day that “The Calvinists are Here” came out. He does a much better job getting to the root of the issue than I did.

Paste Magazine has a great interview with The Civil Wars about their Grammy Wins. If you haven’t heard of them, you should check out “Barton Hollow” and “Poison & Wine” for sure. Here is a single they just released with Taylor Swift of all people for the upcoming film The Hunger Games performed live at the Ryman Auditorium:

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