Hipster Christianity. Brett McCracken (who writes excellent movie reviews for Christianity Today, by the way) just released an important book titled Hipster Christianity: When Church and Cool Collide. Last week, he wrote an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal which you can view here.
Anne Rice. Old news by now, but former vampire fiction writer Anne Rice announced recently on her Facebook page that she has “quit being a Christian.” This comes after she recommitted to Catholicism in 2001 (in fact, NYC’s Redeemer Presbyterian did a series of celebrity testimony videos called “New Birth Portraits,” and Anne Rice used be on there, but is no longer). She uses the common “I love Jesus but hate the church/religion” justification. Let’s pray for her.
Awesome. This is awesome:
A Barehanded Grasp. Excellent piece from blogger and Mets fan Matthew Callan, and how baseball (specifically, David Wright’s ridiculous catch in 2005 is related to one of his life’s hardest times. (HT: Ted Berg)
I don’t even know what to call this. One of the most bizarre stories I’ve ever heard. Here’s a taste from the NY Daily News story lede:
A JetBlue flight attendant blew his top, grabbed some beer and bolted out an emergency slide at Kennedy Airport Monday – then headed home to have sex with his boyfriend.
Ever wanted to quit your job in the worst/most awesome way possible? Then this (former) JetBlue flight attendant is your hero. Also, the Daily News put three reporters on a pretty short story (!).
Because optimism is what fall camp is for. This tweet about Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson’s improvement is from a guy who works for BTN. It probably means nothing, but it’s cool that Denard is now Pat White 2.0 in my imagination, at least.
Shutter Island explanation. I finally watched Shutter Island this weekend with some buddies, and loved it. If you haven’t seen it, do so, then click on the explanation (SPOILERZ!) link. The guy knows what he’s talking about, and he will crush all your hidden meaning inside the hidden meaning fantasies.
Reading Lists. If, like me, you want a more organized reading life, check out this post at 9Marks by Juan Sanchez. And I would add: If you’re the theology-reading type (and I’m one of you), please be sure to read some fiction. Seriously. Most Bible students eat their vegetables, but never their fruit. Don’t be that guy.
Another Inerrancy War. Al Mohler sounds off on recent developments in the inerrancy debate.