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Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

I loved Diarmaid MacCulloch’s Thomas Cranmer and his later book The Reformation.

He’s now taking on the whole history of the faith in Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years. (Yeah, I thought the title was interesting too!)

Here’s a review of it. Anybody heard anything about this book? Anyone planning to read it? Opinions?

Another Week Ends: Mr. Fox, Mad Men, Wikipedia and Care Bears

Another Week Ends: Mr. Fox, Mad Men, Wikipedia and Care Bears

1. Happy Fantastic Mr Fox day! My wife and I had the pleasure of attending a live interview with director Wes Anderson and actor Jason Schwartzman earlier this week. I’m proud to report that the second the Q&A opened to the wider audience, my wife’s hand shot up and she asked the question on everyone’s mind: “What took you so long to use The Beach Boys in a movie?!” [FMF features a number of their songs – “Heroes and Villains”, “I Get Around” and their version of “Ol’ Man River”] Anderson replied by expressing his long-time love for Brian Wilson…

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Where is Thomas Cranmer?

Where is Thomas Cranmer?

Season 3 of Showtime’s “The Tudors” ends October 27. The 4th season begins in 2010 in order to end the saga of Henry VIII. One of the characters in the story is Thomas Cranmer, archbishop of Canterbury. He showed up on the scene in season 2 but has not yet arrived in season 3. This has fans asking, “Where is Thomas Cranmer?“

I love that people are asking for more Cranmer. I wish more Christians were asking for more of him. Here is why. In one of his prayers, Cranmer wrote: “we have no power in ourselves to…

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Morality is Emotional, Not Rational

One more amazing quote from the article referenced by Aaron Zimmerman two posts below.

“Moral judgments are… rapid intuitive decisions and involve the emotion-processing parts of the brain. Most of us make snap moral judgments about what feels fair or not, or what feels good or not. We start doing this when we are babies, before we have language. And even as adults, we often can’t explain to ourselves why something feels wrong.

In other words, reasoning comes later and is often guided by the emotions that preceded it. Or as Jonathan Haidt of the University of Virginia memorably wrote, “The emotions…

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