Archives for Jul 17, 2012 @ 14:50

Congressional Grandstanding?

Daniel J. Ikenson says yes: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said he was “so upset … they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again.” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, clucked of the Olympic committee at a news conference that “You’d think they’d [Read More…]

Liberal Silence about Liberal Judges

From Dahlia Lithwick, a week or so back, but still an interesting take: Depending on whether you generally prefer your vitriolic abuse from the left or the right, it’s been a tough week for Chief Justice John Roberts. Having given conservatives the sun, the moon, and the stars for seven years, Roberts suddenly finds himself [Read More…]

Facing Death Tends to…

… get our attention, so Chesterton said something along this line. But this study shows that death tightens one’s faith and one’s openness to other religions. Death can have a profound effect on a person’s religious beliefs. In a new study, death not only strengthened a person’s religious beliefs but also increased the denial of [Read More…]

The Things People Do To Nature (RJS)

There was a fascinating article in the New York Times last Sunday – The Ecology of Disease by Jim Robbins: THERE’S a term biologists and economists use these days — ecosystem services — which refers to the many ways nature supports the human endeavor. Forests filter the water we drink, for example, and birds and [Read More…]

Giving (Bruce Hulme)

Bruce Hulme is an administrator and professor at Tabor Adelaide. Giving by Bruce Hulme: The Spiritual Discipline of Giving Thinking about giving as a spiritual discipline might make us wince a little. Surely our giving is to be a free outpouring of gratitude in response to the generosity of God, rather than something that is [Read More…]