Old and new

I’m getting into the habit of taking my camera with me more often, and it is starting to reap benefits. Waiting for the bride to arrive at a wedding this afternoon, the image above I found quite striking.

What difference does it make?

I have continued to mull over the question of fundamentalism, on which I have already typed many words. A particular question comes to my mind, though: what difference does it make? For it seems to me that fundamentalism constitutes something like a parasite – it hitches a ride on the spirituality inherent in reading Scripture, but the only thing which insistence on inerrancy contributes is: the perpetuation of the ideology of inerrancy. I can’t see anything of spiritual or theological worth which it contributes. Which may just be my blindness, of course.

However, I’m going to put this to the test. I’m going to write a few posts over the next few days (prefaced with WDDIM?) looking at particular texts, and asking that very question. I’ll begin tomorrow with Genesis 1 and 2.

On which, this is fascinating (HT Maggi.)

They call it life

This is rather scary. Watch and weep.

This is not to say that there aren’t caveats to be made in the various arguments about global warming. It is truly very interesting that there are glaciers in Norway that are growing, and (if true) that Greenland’s ice sheet is getting thicker.

But somehow I just don’t think that these people are concerned with the truth…