I’ve been quiet here for a couple of weeks, but mostly because I’ve been spending my blogging energy chatting elsewhere. For those interested in following along on some of the discussions, or curious about what blogs I find interesting, here are some of the more interesting ones:
- When Wal-Mart is better than the FDA, something’s wrong – leisureguy
- All Christianity is “Cafeteria” Christianity – leftcoastlibrul
- How Much Should Churches Engage in Politics? – writenow
- 1 Corinthians 7:25-40 – cindyinsd
- On Heresy – epiteleo
- Atheists Know the Bible – leftcoastlibrul
- Giving the devil his due – leisureguy
- The Dangers of Making America a “Christian Nation.” – leftcoastlibrul
- 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 – cindyinsd
Upcoming here: Review of The Black Hole War, a book I didn’t plan to review here but has some interesting religious implications; review of The Art of Reading Scripture; a bit longer discussion of The God Delusion; and some early thoughts on my current reading: What’s So Great about Christianity, one of the better Christian Apoligetics I’ve read (outside his poorly researched critiques of evolution). I’m only a quarter of the way through. I still want to throw it at a wall sometimes, and I think he misinterprets a lot of history, but he brings actual facts to the discussion (which is very unusual) and makes several arguments that are worthy of actual debate. He’s even changed my thinking on some aspects of Christianity’s historic influence on Western society (I think his argument makes a better case that Western society has had a great influence on Protestantism, but I’ll go into that deeper later). If you want a very interesting and comprehensive discussion of this book, see Ken Ponder’s review on Amazon.
And I want to finally get back to some discussions about pantheism itself. I’ve been so distracted with so many interesting books.