New today (and yesterday) from the Century:
- Steve Thorngate elaborates on his picks in popular music
- Gawain de Leeuw responds to Amanda Marcotte's post on the alleged death of religion: "The old order she refers to is young. It arose in reaction to liberal Protestantism’s social victories, especially around race."
- James McGrath on irony in Romans 9: "Are we really to understand Paul to here be embracing what he once rejected? It is perhaps better to view Paul as doing something similar to what he did in Romans 2 and in Romans 4: he is using Jewish proof-texts for the view he opposes, and turning them back on his opponents."
- Nate Klug reviews William A. Dyrness's book on God and poetics: "Perhaps only a poem could achieve the synthesis of theology and lived experience to which Dyrness is admirably drawn." (subscription required)