Web Roundup – Dec. 28

Peter Attia podcast: Peter interviews Scott Harrison, founder of Charity:Water. An inspiring story of someone with a glamorous life who found real meaning and purpose.

Pew: Millennial households are earning more than most older Americans did at the same age.

Nonbeliever Tim Bray’s thoughts on attending a worship service on Christmas Eve.

Nutrition Coaltion: Low-Carb Diet Yields Groundbreaking Results for T2 Diabetes (Report to Congress). Plus this: Nutrition Coaltion: Diabetes and Obesity Still on the Rise – Billions Spent Promoting Dietary Guidelines Hasn’t Made a Dent. Some interesting stats in there. Also note where Alaska ranks!

“And among those animals on two legs there are some who are deserving of that description — humans.” Simcha Rotem, last surviving fighter in Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, dies at 94

A hero of the Rwandan Genocide has died. I’m still thinking about the theological implications of the method she used to deter the interhamwe militia.

Mary’s ‘Magnificat’ in the Bible is revolutionary. Some evangelicals silence her. “Some” people do all kinds of things. But good luck. It would be like trying to make water dry.

Six Reasons Why Young People Leave the Church

Capitol Hill has lost 40% of its buildings devoted to religious practice. Does a religious community need its own building to flourish? (WashingtonPost) (Note to self: Resist the impulse to tie this to the state of national politics.)

Sikhs, the new lions of the American trucking industry (GetReligion)

Aeon: Why religion is not going away and science will not destroy it

Cosmic Airburst May Have Wiped Out Part of the Middle East 3,700 Years Ago. My first thought on reading this was “Sodom and Gomorrah.” Someday I’m going to get around to reading 1177 BC: The Year that Civilization Collapsed.

Apropos the previous, consider the following from the ADN: Meteor swarm could be loaded with surprises in June.

But some of the traffic is going the other way: Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space, Over 18 Billion Kilometers from Earth

Oops! I wrote all that late last year, but apparently I never got around to publishing the draft. I wonder how many of these links still work?

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