Another blue bird in our backyard (not a parakeet)

We just spotted this Indigo Bunting at our feeder.   [Read more...]

Lieberman’s TEA act: What do you think?

What do you think? (From Newsy)(HT: MV) Multisource political news, world news, and entertainment news analysis by Newsy.com [Read more...]

Our Common Prayerbook 13

“How long will this hassle or threat last?” is a very common question. David asks it four times in the space of two verses in Psalm 13 (after the jump). Actually David asks how long God will ignore him and how long he has to worry and how long his enemies will get to gloat [Read More...]

Derek Webb, Edgy and a Voice in the Wilderness

J.R. Briggs recently suggested to me that I should listen to Derek Webb’s new album called Mockingbird . So I did. I liked it.  What I liked most was the lyrics, and the following lyrics — from “A New Law” — is about the call to freedom in Galatians (so it seems to me) and [Read More...]

What Do Scientists Really Think? 1 (RJS)

Today I am a lab rat – the little white kind, running through a maze, dissected for examination… Elaine Howard Ecklund a sociologist at Rice University, with a husband on the faculty in Physics, has published a book Science vs Religion: What Scientists Really Think. The work reported in this book draws on an extensive [Read More...]

Perilous Times 1

I’m sitting here reading Robert Wuthnow’s newest book, Be Very Afraid: The Cultural Response to Terror, Pandemics, Environmental Devastation, Nuclear Annihilation, and Other Threats , and I’m thinking about how I — “we” would be better — responded in the 70s. In spite of all you hear about the glory days of the hippies, during [Read More...]


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