Around the Web – 9/19/2008

  • Free Engineering Courses at Stanford. “For the first time in its history, Stanford is offering some of its most popular engineering classes free of charge to students and educators around the world.”
  • Mob violence against IJM staff in Peru. “The mob of 300+ angry villagers forcibly accosted our staff and tied them up in the center of the village.” A young woman from our church recently completed an assignment with IJM in Thailand. It is dangerous work, and we prayed for her constantly.
  • Thinking Biblically about the Banking Crisis. Justin Taylor interviews David Kotter on the current banking crisis.
  • Don’t Check Your Portfolio! “New research shows that the less often investors check the value of their portfolios, the happier they are. And the wealthier they are, too.” Well, it might not hurt to look a little bit!
  • Sarah Palin and Complementarianism. Denny Burke responds to David Gushee’s questions about complementarian Christians who support Sarah Palin’s bid for the Vice-Presidency.

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