Plenty to check out this go-round of the Really Recommended Posts. LOTR actor Astin opens up about Christianity, the usefulness of natural theology, Bertrand Russell, a “call out” to Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer, and the recent flick Elysium.
Elysium: Fighting for Paradise– Anthony Weber’s excellent blog Empires and Mangers is well worth following, as he continues to publish top-notch analyses of cultural material. Here, he gives an excellent reflection on the recent movie, Elysium.
Why I Called Out Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer– I found this to be an excellent summary of Meyer and Osteen’s theology with an insightful critique. Meyer and Osteen have strayed from the Biblical message and they do need to be “called out” as false teachers.
‘Lord of the Rings’ Actor Opens Up About His Christian Faith– Yet another reason to like Samwise Gamgee. Check out the article for some interesting tidbits on living a life of faith in the Hollywood lights.
Why I am Not Bertrand Russell– Win Corduan provides an excellent analysis of a Biblical text to which Russell took exception. It is worth checking out the rest of Corduan’s blog as well, as it is an excellent resource across the board. Corduan is the author of the excellent work, Neighboring Faiths, a text on religions I highly recommend.
On Moser’s Rejection of Natural Theology– Paul Moser’s work has interested me quite a bit. However, he rejects the project of natural theology in a fashion which seems to me to be unwarranted. Here, there is an analysis of Moser’s thoughts in this area.