December 28, 2012

Random Links (12/28)

Scandal of Evangelical Dishonesty

Randy Alcorn discusses the shame broil upon the name of Christ by dishonest preachers, celebrity culture, and the deceit of Christian ghostwriting.

The Internet and Children's Brains

"One of Britain's leading inventors has warned that a 'Google generation' who rely on the internet for everything are in danger of becoming 'brain-dead'."

A Black Swan Revival

An excellent reminder by Doug Wilson that our God brings us to the point of no other options so that we might not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead.

12 Horrible Gobbledygook words we reluctantly accepted

"Just as there is nothing certain in this world but death and taxes, there is nothing certain in language but that it will change, and that people will react badly. One of the changes people find most offensive is the spread of professional jargon that has been coined to replace simpler, clearer words we already have. Anyone up for some collaborative incentivizing going forward? No? Well, maybe one day your great-grandchildren will be. Here are 12 words that people once thought were horrible gobbledygook that nobody flinches at anymore."

Russia Set to Ban All US Adoptions

This is a tragic development coming out of Russia.

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