* The second Biblical Studies Carnival is also up.
* Loren Rosson III has finished up his series on Lewis's Perelandra: Prologue, Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Epilogue.
* Lee at verbum ipsum points to this review of Nagel's The Last Word.
* I keep forgetting to link to Clayton's interesting discussion of Steward's analysis of 'could have done otherwise'.
* Bono's homily at the National Prayer Breakfast,(HT: GetReligion). It was interesting to note that he has a Thomistic understanding of almsgiving:
And finally, it’s not about charity after all, is it? It’s about justice.
Let me repeat that: It’s not about charity, it’s about justice.
And that’s too bad.
Because you’re good at charity. Americans, like the Irish, are good at it. We like to give, and we give a lot, even those who can’t afford it.
But justice is a higher standard. Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice; it makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our pieties, it doubts our concern, it questions our commitment.
* Father Jim has a homily on Job.
[UPDATE: Jimmy Akin has a series discussing various interpretive approaches to Genesis 1, which he has put into a single post. I think I'll be putting up a post soon on evening and morning knowledge, which is a curious Augustinian variant of the Revelatory Day interpretation, one that has had a long and distinguished theological history.]
[UPDATE 2: An interesting discussion of the notion of 'existential import' (HT: Beyond Necessity).]
As you might have noticed, I'm making some minor changes to the template -- reorganizing a bit, sorting out the blogroll and adding a few people I haven't gotten around to adding yet, etc. This will probably be occurring over the next several weeks, bit by bit.