Archives for January 2012

Pay the Athletes? I say Yes

What about you? Do you think NCAA college athletes should be paid? I say Yes. The notion of amateur status vs. professional status no longer obtains. From Joe Nocera: The hypocrisy that permeates big-money college sports takes your breath away. College football and men’s basketball have become such huge commercial enterprises that together they generate [Read More…]

Movie Attendance in Decline: Why?

Roger Ebert, well-known movie critic: Why are you not going to the movie theater? Box office revenue at movie theaters “lagged far behind 2010,” an article by the AP’s David Germain reports. Partly that was because the year lacked an “Avatar.” Partly because a solid summer slate fell off in the autumn. Germain talks to [Read More…]

Shifting Footings

The complementarians like to shift their footings when it comes to Junia. They want to find some argument on which they can stand to diminish the significance of the woman [Junia]. First, they argued she wasn’t a woman (Junia) but a man (Junias). The evidence disproved them so thoroughly even they gave in (or most [Read More…]

What a letter …

Recently I received this letter from a reader and thought I’d edit it a bit and post it … and it grieves me and it makes me think we’ve got a long way to go, and sometimes I’m just shocked by stuff like this… and I hope you are too … and before you write [Read More…]

Too Goofy Not to be True

From NPR: You might have heard about the case on Wednesday’s Morning Edition. Twenty-five years ago, a British woman who saw a spot on a tonsil tried to get a better look using a pen and a mirror. She slipped and the pen went down her throat. Neither the woman’s husband nor her doctor believed her. X-rays [Read More…]

Jesus Creed Books of the Year

An article in The Atlantic on writers and their books, an article well worth your read, sets the right tone for our annual list of Books of the Year. That article in The Atlantic appeared on one of the days I was clearing out my library. I’ve already packed up more than fifteen boxes of [Read More…]

Holy Name Sunday

Eternal Father, you gave to your incarnate Son the holy name of Jesus to be the sign of our salvation: Plant in every heart, we pray, the love of him who is the Savior of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory [Read More…]