1. The Guardian posted a brief article about a month back showing the effects that sexy images of women had on men’s brains. While the findings of the article are important, most of the conclusions will make you say “Doi. Knew that.” There was a particular bit which I found interesting, namely how the pictures stimulated activity in the region of the brain called the premotor cortex, “which is involved in urges to take action.” It’s cool seeing how God has hardwired men to be initiators.
2. Addicted to Facebook?! Tara Stiles has 10 indicators that you might be. Have to admit, I was a little convicted by a couple of them, which has caused me to pull back.
3. I just discovered a contemporary theologian named Arturo Azurdia, and I’m enjoying what I’ve heard of him so far. He has a massive library of expositional sermons on Revelation, and I wanted to link his sermon on Revelation 20:1-3 here. This is the beginning of the passage dealing with the millenium, and Azurdia (like me, incidentally) is coming from an amillenial perspective as opposed to a post-millenial or pre-millenial one.
4. I’m a ‘Lost’-aholic. Let me get that out of the way. During last week’s episode, there was a wonderful exchange between two characters. As a reader, I think it’s well said. Hopefully fellow book-lovers will agree! Enjoy:
JACK: So where do we go from here?
SAWYER: I’m working on it.
JACK: Really? Because it looked to me like you were reading a book.
SAWYER: [Chuckles] I heard once Winston Churchill read a book every night, even during the Blitz. He said it made him think better. It’s how I like to run things. I think. I’m sure that doesn’t mean that much to you, ’cause back when you were calling the shots, you pretty much just reacted. See, you didn’t think, Jack, and as I recall, a lot of people ended up dead.
JACK: I got us off the Island.
SAWYER: But here you are… [sighs] right back where you started. So I’m gonna go back to reading my book, and I’m gonna think, ’cause that’s how I saved your ass today. And that’s how I’m gonna save Sayid’s tomorrow. All you gotta do is go home, get a good night’s rest. Let me do what I do.