July Round-Up

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 11:29 am,

Here are some interesting things I’ve spotted over the last month.

Despite growing up in the Church of England, I never really understood their theology of baptism. Anthony Smith has explained it in a way that I now understand.

There’s some evidence that giving prisoners the vote might help both rehabilitation and democracy.

After I posted my recent piece on whether Christians should be pacifists, I came across a discussion of pacifism in the early church

As is often the case, there have been some good things posted about disabilities and benefits. Firstly, there’s a heartfelt plea that we don’t judge people on benefits. Then there are five things the government doesn’t want you to know about the benefit cap. And finally, Sue Marsh has the disability statistics the government don’t want you to see.

The author of the Ballot Box and the Bible blog has unearthed some evidence that Labour weren’t ever that left-wing.

C Michael Patton points out that there is a huge difference between the evidence for Christianity and the evidence for other world religions.

Finally, TED Talks slays the climate change denial zombies:

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