The Faithlife blog just published a short and sweet explanation of the different types of study tools that would be useful to most students of the bible. It covers:
- Bible dictionaries
- Bible encyclopedias
- Study Bibles
- Bible atlases
I suspect this article, Over 120 Science Journal Papers Pulled For Being Total Gibberish, is going to be talked about a lot, but for me there are two main points of focus.
First, how did the papers get past normal editorial process? I mean baby steps, like confirming each listed author intends to have their name attached to the paper.
Second, this is an illustration of why Christians may not trust science as much as atheists do, though it has nothing to do with faith or Christianity at all. The problem with science, as with any endeavor, is that people are involved. People have various motivations and weaknesses that lead to incorrect decisions. This is normal and OK, but it’s why we can’t just assume that anything with the word science attached is automatically true.
He could always try configuring phpBB.
This is the part where I prove everyone wrong. Everyone that said “You should start a blog,” that is.
I’ve started another project, as of yet unnamed, but the idea is to give people that want to discuss topics within Fringe Christianity a place to talk. We have interests in subjects that aren’t cool at most churches in spite of Proverbs 18:13, and that our friends and family are sick of hearing about. We may be 99% “normal Christian”, but otherwise have no safe place to ask these questions or discuss our ideas. So I plan to give it a go, and if people like the idea, I’ll try to make it work.