Here are two scintillatingly good links to pieces I’ve really enjoyed watching (the video) and reading (Joel Green’s article).
The video is a short (12 mins) talk by Ian McGilchrist, author of The Master and His Emissary, one of the most interesting books of recent times. McGilchrist is a neuroscientist who reflects seriously, and non-superficially, about the relation of the two hemispheres of the brain, and rejects the popular ‘left brain = rational, right brain = creative’ approach. He draws fascinating implications for the dominance of one half over the other in our culture and society’s structure. The video artwork with the talk is cracking!
The article is a fine piece by Joel Green about reading Scripture, particularly from a Christian perspective. I love his idea that we shouldn’t differentiate between reading Scripture for a class and for our devotions. Thoughtful, engaging and provocative, as Green always is.
Let me know what you think of these in the comments, please.