Daily Archives: 4 May 2012

The Avengers: My 3 Word Review

I LOVED IT.

The action was fantastic.  The dialogue was humorous at all the right spots.  And the scene featuring the Hulk with Loki at Stark’s apartment…  BRILLIANT!  (You’ll know what I mean when you see it).

Stop what you’re doing, right now.  Go see it.  You’ll love it too.

Do Your Students Doodle During Lectures?

Calvin’s did.  One, purportedly named Jacques Bourgoing, drew these doodles while listening to him lecture on the Old Testament.  And he did a pretty good job of it too!

Via the book by Jon Balserak which I mentioned back on 26 April and which has, thankfully, arrived.

Still More on the Oversexualization of American Children

The old saying ‘when you’re a hammer, everything in the world looks like a nail’ is, mutatis mutandis, true of America’s oversexualized society. When sex is all a society thinks about, it’s everywhere in everything.

A 6-year-old boy has been suspended from his suburban Denver school for three days for sexual harassment after quoting a line from a song. School officials say the first-grader was sent home from Sable Elementary School after telling a girl “I’m sexy and I know it,” a line from a popular song.

So a tiny child quoting a stupid song which he heard (probably with the knowledge of his parents) and quoted is somehow conceived as sexual harassment by a teacher at a school who is so terrified of crossing into the dominion of political incorrectness that even an apparent infraction is a big deal.

Maybe if sex weren’t the end all be all of our society the doubtless innocent repetition of idiotic lyrics wouldn’t have become an issue at all.

The Aurora school issued a statement saying it couldn’t discuss the case, but referred to a school board policy that defines sexual harassment as any unwelcome sexual advance. There is no age limit.

Good grief. If you want to know what’s wrong with America, this sums it up perfectly.

I Love This Song

Zwischen Anpassung und Widerstand: Die Johannesoffenbarung und der römische Kaiserkult

Die christlichen Gemeinden in Kleinasien mussten Wege finden, ihren Glauben mit den geforderten Praktiken des römischen Kaiserkults zu vereinbaren. Der Autor der Offenbarung spricht in drastischen Bildern aus, welche Gefahren er in einer Haltung sieht, die sich auf Kompromisse mit der römischen Imperialmacht einlässt.

So begins an essay in Bibel und Kirche by Bernhard Heininger. Give it a read.

Josh Mann’s Series: The Church, Academy and Calling

I appreciate Josh’s having asked me to respond to a few questions for a new series he is commencing on the relationship between the Church and the Academy. It’s sure to be an interesting series.

This Week’s Video Book Recommendation

The Mystery of Paul’s ‘Thorn in the Flesh’ Solved

With thanks to George Athas-