Best of the Rest w/e 18 Oct 2013
Today, 18 October, is Anti-Slavery Day in the UK. Reports suggest that as many as 29 million people are enslaved worldwide - and human trafficking isn’t just happening ‘over there’ - it is a significant issue here in the ‘civilised’ West, too. There are many ways you can get involved and help to make a difference, but one would be to buy the ebook Taken (available on ibooks), about the sex industry in Mumbai.
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Justin Brierley attended a Benny Hinn healing event this summer. Here he reflects very wisely on the whole thing.
MacArthur’s keynote session at Strange Fire makes Andrew wonder if the event should have been called Strange Ire. Andrew’s response to the conference is here, and Liam hopes to write about it early next week.
Was Paul a supercessionist? Scot McKnight continues his (really helpful) series on Wright’s new book on Paul.
Larry Hurtado gives the invented Jesus theory a resounding raspberry. The final paragraph is particularly amusing.
And another video: comedian David Mitchell talking seriously about why he doesn’t find atheism to be the most rational response to the world, and why the argument that removing religion would stop humans killing each other is absurd: