Murray Harris is a boss. And the anecdote about the scholarly dispute really tickled me.

Prepositions and Theology in the Greek New Testament | Andy Naselli

Andy Naselli — October 12, 2012 — Leave a comment. cover This impeccably researched book is scheduled to release on October 23: Murray J. Harris. Prepositions and Theology in the Greek New Testament: …

I love this question; “Doesn’t denying recognition to a religious group violate the anti-discrimination policy’s ban on religious discrimination?” It’s always amazing to me when people discriminate against religious groups in the name of non-discrimination.

Yale, In Self Denial

Yale’s move is especially unsettling given that its roots lie in training clergy and its alumni include Jonathan Edwards.

I’ve seen stuff like this before, but never so well-done. Wowza. 

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Data Visualization can stop false perception much faster then other method:
a few years ago Kai Krause scales countries by their area in square kilometers and then fits them into a Africa’s borders for some perspective.

A neurosurgeon claims to have been conscious and experienced heaven while the parts of his brain responsible for consciousness were offline: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/10/07/proof-of-heaven-a-doctor-s-experience-with-the-afterlife.html

Heaven Is Real: A Doctor’s Experience With the Afterlife

When a neurosurgeon found himself in a coma, he experienced things he never thought possible—a journey to the afterlife.

Wait… the pictures your old high school classmates send you can actually make you more productive?

Looking at pictures of cute animals makes you work more carefully and deliberately

Or so we are told: A new study by Japanese researchers now shows there are more benefits to looking at pictures of these universal delights than just getting a case of the warm and fuzzies. Afterwards…

The final bit is the most interesting to me. I truly think football is doomed in America. Perhaps it will mutate and survive, but its current form is surely passing away.

The Finest Young Sportswriter in America

It may surprise you to learn the finest young sportswriter—perhaps the finest young writer period—in America is a Christian. It’s true: Thomas Lake, all of 31 years of age and currently a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, graduated from Gordon College in Massachusetts.
Lake has drawn major attention for his long-form journalism, which expertly mixes soaring set pieces and ground-level investigation. In most cases a journalist excels at ei…

I would not have guessed the gap was so large. Part of it is easy to understand — everyone needs health care but education tends to be limited to certain stages of life. But that only gets you to a 20–1 or so ratio. 

Questions that are rarely asked

It is estimated that less than $1B is spent in the U.S. each year on education research, with the federal government spending about $700M and universities, foundations and the private sector spending …