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Here a few blogs, posts or articles I’ve recently appreciated:

  • What does it mean to take the Bible literally? Worthwhile thoughts from the Commonplace Holiness blog of a retired UMC (United Methodist) pastor. This has been on “my list” to write on as well. Literal came in to use to emphasize being opposed to allegorical. But that was so long ago, and now literal is mis-used and mis-understood by many.
  • Baker Book House Church Connection blog has frequent book giveaways, especially for academic books. Here is the current giveaway on the Gospel of John.
  • A fascinating article from the Smithsonian entitled: When did girls start wearing pink? Every generation brings a new definition of masculinity and femininity that manifests itself in children’s dress. Yes, what we consider girly or boyish is very culturally conditioned! An article from 1918, stated: “The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.” – I got to giggling thinking of Mark Driscoll wearing pink – because, ya know, that is masculine – right Mark?!