Archives for February 2012

Photo Yearning for a Title

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Religion and Well-Being

From Gallup: PRINCETON, NJ — Very religious Americans of all major faiths have higher overall wellbeing than do their respective counterparts who are moderately religious or nonreligious. This relationship, based on an analysis of more than 676,000 interviews as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, is statistically significant after controlling for major demographic and regional [Read More…]

Prayer for the Week

Last Sunday after the Epiphany O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ [Read More…]

Gary Carter, acc to his teammates

Over the years, writers and his former teammates changed their view. “Gary figured it out way before we did how to treat people,” former Mets infielder Wally Backman told Klapisch. “We used to make fun of him, the way he’d sign every damn autograph. We had to hold the bus for him sometimes, because he didn’t [Read More…]


From Pastorum’s press release: It’s the best of seminary training in two days. Get more out of the original biblical languages with 21 of the world’s leading Bible scholars. Join us in Chicago this June. Master the original languages. Find out what Paul and Moses meant when they penned the words of God. You’ll dig [Read More…]

Every Dog Has its Day!

Here’s the winner for the 2012 Westminster Dog Show. Personally, the McKnights would vote for this kind of dog! [Read more…]

Kids and Desks No Longer Fit

What to do? Children of this generation have exceeded the growth charts used in the United States since 1977. These charts are a series of percentile curves that illustrate how young children grow. “Right now, if we say that 15 or 17% of all kids are over 95th percentile for obesity, statistically that doesn’t [Read More…]

Weekly Meanderings

Jim Martin provides a question all pastors need to ask. A good one, Jim. And Bill Donahue asks a good question, too. Good one, Bill. And while we’re at it, read this one by Kurt Fredrickson. Speaking of pastors, this series by Mike Cope is among the finest sets of posts any pastor can read. [Read More…]

Masculine Christianity’s Problem?

Stephanie Coontz: One of the major issues today is the rise of education among women, making some men feel intimidated. I clipped some paragraphs from this article, and it is worth your read. In other words, the problem might be the education and confidence of women, while males are increasingly less educated than women today. [Read More…]

Single, and Not Happy about it

From Ellen McCarthy: A good post on crashing some stereotypes, and a good reminder to listen. Braitman’s mom died six weeks later. She had always loved her daughter fiercely and supported her fully, except in this one aspect, her singleness. Even today, Braitman sometimes mentally revises past conversations to find the right words to make [Read More…]