Combing the Net – 9/20/2010

Temple Grandin — Thanks to Justin Taylor for bringing this film to my attention! I’m surprised I hadn’t heard of it before, but it looks great. Unfortunately, it’s expected availability on Netflix is “Long Wait”. Temple Grandin is an autistic educator and inventor, and a generally fascinating person. Even if you don’t have the time to watch the entire video at the bottom of JT’s post, at least watch the beginning for a great synopsis of what is meant by the term “spectrum disorder”. Many high-functioning people display at least some autistic tendencies… such as yours truly. “In fact, if you didn’t have a little bit of the autism genes, you probably wouldn’t have any musicians, artists, or scientists.”

Should Christians Practice Yoga? — A look at a new book out called The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America, which describes the assimilation of an unchristian spiritual practice into mainstream American culture, and it’s subsequent wide acceptance by Christians as a form of exercise.

On the Offense of the Cross — An excerpt from a message delivered by Charles Haddon Spurgeon in 1890 about the offensiveness of the gospel.

I’ve always been a big fan of the military drill teams, but never expected to see an automotive drill team!

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