Mandated reporting of violence risk
Another angle to consider following the Newtown massacre.

Is the virgin birth really predicted in the Old Testament?
Joel Miller does a great job here of marshaling some great research into a compact blog post.

Ten ways your brain is smacking you around
“Sometimes our brains act in ways not in our best interests, and that’s when we have to remember that not every message coming from the control center is accurate or beneficial. Here are 10 examples with suggestions on what to do about them.”

The brain on lust
And here’s a Christian reflection on how the brain’s chape and chemistry is changed by what we think about.

Is there an ideal church size?
My friend Timmy Brister takes me to the woodshed. I admit, I definitely overstated a bit, and under-qualified a little, in what was a brief thought-provoker on an interesting statistic. But I also think Timmy over-read a bit. You decide.

How to get a college degree for free
Worth a click, but don’t get too excited.

  • Gordon Woods

    “Ten ways your brain is smacking you around”
    A fatal flaw: The article assumes that all these issues arise in the physical brain when in fact they arise in the soul. The brain is a “tool” that connects the spiritual to the physical.(This is not to say that the brain does not have other functions, e.g.,control of involutary actions.)

    “And he called the people to him and said to them, ‘Hear and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.’(Mt 15:10–11, ESV).” (Also, Matt. 15:18-20.)

    This article “is from the pit of hell and smells like smoke (Steve Brown, Keylife,[in another context]).” Take it from someone who spent years in Satan’s deceit of self-help, you don’t want to go there.

  • Gordon Woods

    “The brain on lust” So, when scientists figure out how to alter neural processes then man will perfect man and put and end to original sin. Poor Paul; if he’d only known he could have written, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your brain, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”