Hitting the Links This Morning

On Open Source Theology
My thanks to Andrew Jones for linking to an article titled: “Towards an emergent pneumatology.” That long “P” word is Christian Scholar-ese for “study of the Holy Spirit.” The article points to a gaping void of the Holy Spirit in some key places of the emerging church.

While I know that many prominent emerging voices do in fact hit on the Holy Spirit a lot, most of the EC books and blogs seem to focus more on culture, deconstructing church, and new ways to do church. The disconnect here is that our theology of the church should flow right from the Holy Spirit. Talk about getting things arse backwards.

As If the DaVinci Code Wasn’t Bad Enough . . .
Priest told to prove Jesus lived: “An Italian court is to decide whether a priest should be called to face questioning over whether or not Jesus Christ actually existed. A court in the town of Viterbo, north of Rome, is considering a case brought by Luigi Cascioli, a devoted atheist.”

I Believe This Story, but Man Do I Wish it Was Part of a Sinister Liberal Scheme to Deceive Us
Sea level rise ‘is accelerating’: Global sea levels could rise by about 30cm during this century if current trends continue, a study warns. Australian researchers found that sea levels rose by 19.5cm between 1870 and 2004, with accelerated rates in the final 50 years of that period.”

Good News For the World?
Quickie Bird Flu Vaccine Created

Income Gap in New York Is Called Nation’s Highest
“ALBANY, Jan. 26 — New York continues to have the highest income disparity between rich and poor of any state, according to a new study by two national economic policy groups.”