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Well………he’s back

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Father Stephen makes remarks that may make some protestants uncomfortable:

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“Icons are not about art. Icons are not about left-overs of Byzantine style. Icons are not about the idolatrous impulse within fallen humanity. Icons are about the very nature of our salvation. The history of Western theology, particularly the opposition to icons within the Protestant movement, has removed one of the most traditional components of Christian theology and handicapped the modern imagination and understanding of our relationship to God.” –Father Stephen

Others think professors should get naked?

Still others, discuss the history of textbooks and whether or not textbooks themselves are history.

I haven’t said a whole lot about health care on my blog, but this video will proves quite interesting (thanks to Zac for finding it):

41T1sYC7I1L._SL500_AA240_I haven’t read A People’s History of Christianity, but here’s a review in case you are interested.

In all the talk of politics and credit crisis, one bishop suggests that debt is akin to slavery.  It is interesting to me that the book was written in the 1990s, but is not being reissued in light of current events.  In the words of Marx, history repeats itself, first as comedy, second as farce.

A new study tries to graphically show the twitter universe. I still haven’t really gotten into twitter.  Perhaps if I had internet on my phone it would be more interesting, but alas, it is still too expensive.

Dan, on his site, tries to deal with texts of terror in the Bible. How do we bring together texts of God’s love with God’s wrath? It is worth a read, and this subject is always worth pondering.

A soldier deserts the army and is court-martialed claiming WWJD.

Conservative Joel Rosenberg criticizes Obama and praises Huckabee in regards to Israel. What did Huckabee say? Well:

“It concerns me when there are some in the United States who would want to tell Israel that it cannot allow people to live in their own country, wherever they want.”

Three view on atonement from Conversational Theology.

Finally, editorials

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