Archives for Sep 15, 2011 @ 13:31

Poverty among Young Adults

From Dino Grandoni: Today’s U.S. Census Bureau report on poverty in America today paints a pretty grim picture: the poverty rate–the percentage of American with incomes below $22,314 (a figure annually adjusted with inflation)–reached a 17-year high in 2010, at 15.1 percent. While that record-high figure may be overestimating the actual level of poverty in the U.S.–since [Read More…]

Sponge Bob Brains

By Jennifer LaRue Huget: I’m glad that my kids grew up during the SpongeBob era. To me, the cartoon is equal parts silly, smart and sweet. Its varied cast of characters encourages appreciation of diversity without ever even hinting at that word or that goal. Its writing is clever, its message often heart-warming. And, of [Read More…]

Finding Calcutta 1 (RJS)

I have a new book (well OK – the book is a couple of years old, but it is new to me) I am reading in preparation for a Veritas Forum event to be held this fall, Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me About Meaningful Work and Service by Mary Poplin. This is not [Read More…]

King Jesus Questions 1

Ben Witherington, Professor at Asbury Theological Seminary, read The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited, carefully and asked a bundle of questions: here’s the first batch. This was first posted at Ben’s site here at Patheos. Q.  Let’s start with a question I get asked a lot which usually takes the form—- ‘What!  [Read More…]