Archives for May 18, 2011 @ 12:13

The End of an Era, Return to Normalcy

Joe Posnanski: From 1994 through 2010, hitters in April batted .264 — so that’s down 15 points. Their on-base percentage was .345 — so that’s down 26 points. Their slugging percentage was .421 — so that’s down almost 40 points. But it’s more than just the averages. There has not been a single year since [Read More…]

God Behaving Badly 1

No doubt about it, the most potent questions and the most damaging ideas in the Bible that may students ask me about are ones they have about God — and often in the Old Testament. Sometimes the questions emerge from shallow readings or from tropes picked up on the internet, but there are issues here. [Read More…]

Inherit the Earth? The Meek or the Geek? 2

Alexandra Robbins’ The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School examines “quirk theory.” That is, it examines the regular observation that the very things that excluded some kids from the popular and prep groups in high school is what made the same excluded kids successful in later [Read More…]