To Football or Not?

By Jordan Weissmann: Everything we think we know about college football’s impact on students’ grades, graduation rates, rankings, and school finances adds up to this: Football might be bad for some colleges… DOES COLLEGE FOOTBALL MAKE SCHOOLS RICHER OR POORER? Short answer: It enriches the powerhouses, but the larger story is mixed. IS COLLEGE FOOTBALL [Read More...]

Only in America…

BusinessNewsDaily and LiveScience: The top ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2011 are: •Convict sues couple he kidnapped for not helping him evade police •Man illegally brings gun into bar, gets injured in a fight, then sues bar for not searching him for a weapon •Young adults sue mother for sending cards without gifts and playing [Read More...]

Science and Theology 5 – Motivated Belief (RJS)

Is religious belief merely a faith claim – a personal preference like that for peanut butter? Last Friday I put up a short post pointing to a column in the Huffington Post by Paul Pardi based on an interview with Professor Peter Boghossian of Portland State University. Dr. Boghossian takes the position that faith claims [Read More...]

Squeezing the Heat out of Jesus’ Sayings

The Sermon on the Mount is laced together with strong statements by Jesus. How do you read the strong statements of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount? Pick one below and give it your best shot. How does the follower of Jesus’ ethical posture exceed the Pharisees? Is anger the same as murder with [Read More...]


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