Archives for Feb 2, 2011 @ 14:39

Paychecks and …

… Yes, paychecks and body size. The latter correlates with the former. MINNEAPOLIS — It’s an endless cultural lesson that’s been drilled into our heads since we were tots, watching cartoons such as “The Flintstones” and playing with Barbie and Ken dolls: If you are a woman, you should be extremely thin; if you are [Read More…]


Too many, and that’s not just a fact but a sadness. I was sitting once with an editor who said to a group of would-be writers: “If you want to write a memoir, get over yourself. No one’s interested.” I’ll not forget Janna’s line. There was a time when you had to earn the right [Read More…]

Goldingay’s Proposal for Tithing

John Goldingay’s new book, Key Questions about Christian Faith: Old Testament Answers, collects his studies that address significant church issues. One of those pertains to giving of our monies. At the top of the list when it comes to giving money is the age-old, and for some little more than old-fashioned, question: Is tithing the [Read More…]

The Lord Alone 4

The Second Command is not to make a graven image — an idol. Here is the text from Exodus 20:4-6: 4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them [Read More…]