The random acts of linkage is serving an additional purpose during my apparently unintentionally-extended-by-on-month blog sabbatical: it assures you I’m still there, somewhere, still reading online (even if a little less), and not entirely neglecting the blog. Just so you know. I’ve got a couple of quirky ones in the list this week… read on.
- Yet another edition of the Bible, per the NPR review, R. Crumb’s Awesome, Affecting Take On ‘Genesis’. I have to say, I’m intrigued enough to want to read The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb
- Report: Bible Quoting Passenger Causes Delta Plane Diversion — sounds like the guy sounds like he’s not just a Christian, but actually unstable. But with some Christians, you never know.
- Time: The Battle for Mother Teresa’s Remains
- Generate your own title, like “The Elder Brother Maynard” or “Brother Maynard the Lance Elf” or “Brother Maynard the Handsomely Sick”
- Ever wonder how many tweets are floating by on Twitter
- Go on, have a pint with the Lord (The Globe & Mail notices theology pubs)
- FOR SALE: Proof That Balloon Boy Was A Hoax
- One shouldn’t be surprised anymore, but you may ask if charities should be forced to reveal executive salaries. Apparently Franklin Graham hauled in $1Million salary last year. It makes you go hmmm, indeed. He’s volunteered to give up his BGEA salary in the future and squeak by on just the $535,000 he took out of the Samaritan’s Purse. Is it just me, or does that last phrase sound a little off? (via Bill Kinnon) Oh — understand, I’m not saying the executives of charities shouldn’t be paid for their service, but how fitting does it seem for people living on $30-40k per year to be funding any charity where the CEO makes 10-15 times what they do in a year? You’d think this would mute the funding appeals, wouldn’t you? Sadly, no.
- Have I linked this before? On Movies as Spiritual Discipline (maybe it goes with this movie piece from the archives.)
- The Canadian institute for the study of pop culture & religion
Finally, to wrap up — fresh+re:fresh, the book edited by Len Hjalmarson and me, is now shipping. See fresh-refresh.com for more info, or get thee to Amazon. (Not sure why the page there says “out of print” — it’s just gone into print.)