Links: 21 April 2012

As an American studying abroad, I was surprised to discover that Stellenbosch, a public university, has a school of theology that trains ministers for the Christian church. Prof. Brand in the Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology has written an interesting essay on the teaching of confessional theology at a public university.

Mom faces jail for baptizing her 2 kids without husband’s consent.

An interesting experiment in top-down planning: an Ikea neighborhood. Even as a fan of Hayek and bottom-up organization, I am interested to see if this will work.

Yes, Facebook is most assuredly making us lonely.

Here is another reason among many to oppose war, which kills men and makes women suffer from the resulting gender imbalance.

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About Benj

I’m a native North Jerseyan, living and learning in Eastern Europe…an Old Testament professor and former liturgist…husband to Corrie…father to Daniel and Elizabeth…eldest sibling to three, brother-in-law to Josh and Hannah…uncle to Marshall.
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One Response to Links: 21 April 2012

  1. Henry says:

    When we moved from the west coast to the DC area in 1969, we looked at both Reston, VA, and Columbia, MD, two planned communities supposedly on the cutting edge of societal evolution, to borrow a phrase from a later time. We weren’t impressed enough with either to move there, though the problem may have been the length of my father’s commute to the Pentagon. Both were private ventures, but still top-down in execution. Wikipedia says that Columbia is now the second-largest city in Maryland. So maybe Ikea will come up with something worthwhile.

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