Who’s Stranded?

That Iceland under-the-iceberg volcano is messing with air traffic in Europe, and I wonder who’s got some stories? Kris and I will be flying to Ireland in a few weeks so we’re watching this with a little more interest. I don’t know about you, but we’ve had some weird airport and tarmac and flight experiences. [Read More...]

Eats with Sinners

It’s a temptation for the fired-up Christian today to read the Gospels, see that Jesus cared for lepers, and then go see if she (or he) can find some lepers. But that’s a wooden imitation instead of a living embodiment. Discerning Christians embody the vision of Jesus in the concrete situations of life. Instead of [Read More...]

The Conjugal Condition

From the NYTimes, by Tara Parker-Pope,  a new piece that nuances the old theory that married people are happier; she’s arguing that evidence suggests now that it is the quality of the relationship. In 1858, a British epidemiologist named William Farr set out to study what he called the “conjugal condition” of the people of France. [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings

We stand with the miners of West Virginia! Read it and pause and pray and ponder what to do next. Congrats to Laura Johnson and Ruth Bildar! Bruce Epperly on Tiger, Phil and redemption. Andy Crouch responds to James Davison Hunter. Derek Leman on what “purity” means in Leviticus. Tamara Buchan: On the kingdom of [Read More...]


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