Modern Pensées

Reconsidering theology, philosophy, culture, economics, and politics

Best Links of the Week

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Al Mohler reflects on the life and death of former atheist turned theist, Anthony Flew.

Norway makes “Most Humane Prison.”  Flat screen TVs.  High end design…

22-week Italian baby survives abortion and lives for two days.

Christian preacher arrested for saying that homosexuality is a sin.

Inflation up 2% in March 2010.

Fascinating BBC reader write-in article on 40 ways people still use 3.5″ floppy disks (including the Mexican, Romanian, Panamanian, and British governments).

Ligon Duncan’s  6 exhortations to the pastors of the next generation. (HT: JT)

All of the audio from last weeks Advance 2010 conference.

The Supreme Court might be “Protestant-less” for the first time ever.

Dollar re-designed by a graphic designer… its pretty awesome.

How to Survive a 35,000 Foot Fall.”

Find out how wealthy you are compared to the rest of the world.

We are Wall Street and We are More Vicious Than Dinosaurs.”  Well-written, pardon the authors triumphalism.

Infographic about where all our tax dollars go.

MIT Unveils Solar Cells Printed on Paper

Iconic photos from the Vietnam War. (HT: Challies)

12 most awkward family photos Mother’s Day edition. 5, 6, 8, and 9 are particularly awkward… and what is that animal in #8?


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  1. I caught the currency redesign link earlier in the week as well. I am curious, how do you feel about the removal of “In God We Trust” in that design?

    Aaron Massey

    May 6, 2010 at 6:58 pm

  2. That is a tricky question. “In God We Trust” isn’t a hill I am going to die on, even though it may be a hot button in the culture wars.

    I am not too keen on unilaterally labeling the Founding Fathers, “Christians.” The god of Thomas Jefferson is not my God. There was a time when this country was predominantly Christian but this time was being eclipsed in the late 18th and early 19th century. Today the majority of Americans may believe in a god, but the majority are not Christians.

    I think a secular wasteland is actually more fertile soil than a country that is fooled into thinking we are “God’s Country,” and that we are saved by virtue of our citizenship.

    So, I am not going to die on that hill.

    Michael Graham

    May 6, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    • As a child I was never really able to reconcile “In God We Trust” with Matthew 22:21. Now I see it as a slightly more complicated situation than that.

      I definitely appreciate your thoughts. Thanks for sharing. :-)

      Aaron Massey

      May 10, 2010 at 12:02 am

  3. Personally really like the money designs and the civics lesson they contain, and I am fine to trade “In God We Trust” for removing the mason weirdness from our current bills.


    May 9, 2010 at 3:56 pm

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