Archives for August 2013

Saturday Book Review: Matthew Lee Anderson

Review of The End of Our Exploring by Matthew Lee Anderson By David Moore Some authors just raise questions. Other authors just offer answers. To use a traveling metaphor, the former happily lead people to cul-de-sacs while the latter are always confident they possess the correct map. Enter Matthew Anderson. Anderson’s book is a welcome [Read More…]

What does Pop do to the Body?

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Weekly Meanderings, 31 August 2013

Jack Levison on sending kids back to school: “My mother used to say, without fail, that she hated to see autumn come around. She always felt melancholy when the kids went back to school. Us too. We’ve never wanted them back in the drudgery of yellow buses and seven hours of sitting. So much of [Read More…]


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Are you this?

Source Our grandson, Aksel, is a pochemuchka! [Read more…]

War on Syria? No

A riff on a favorite author of mine: We call a nonviolent man “Lord” and in his name rekindle battles among the nations. We call a poor man “Lord” and in his name determine friends and enemies on the basis of who has oil for us. We call “Lord” a man who told us to [Read More…]

Pastors and Leadership

From John Frye: Many pastors feel like the pastor in a cartoon I saw years ago. The congregation of people was running fast down the road and the pastor was running far behind shouting, “Wait! Wait for me! I’m your leader!” There is more confusion per square inch in pastoral ministry over the definition of [Read More…]

Dusting Off a Table called Soul Freedom

Evangelical Christians, prophetic Christians, and progressive Christians have one thing in common: passion. Passion for what is right and good and just and peace-bringing. Passion often enough leads to a lack of sympathy for those who disagree with those passions. In fact, passion leads to intolerance rather than tolerance. Now ramp this up to the [Read More…]

Look what we found at the archaeological dig: Want to eat some?

From The Smithsonian: Modern archeologists, excavating ancient Egyptian tombs, have often found something unexpected amongst the tombs’ artifacts: pots of honey, thousands of years old, and yet still preserved. Through millennia, the archeologists discover, the food remains unspoiled, an unmistakable testament to the eternal shelf-life of honey. There are a few other examples of foods that keep–indefinitely–in [Read More…]

We Must Believe in Age Redux (RJS)

Awhile ago I put up a post derived from a collection of essays by Dorothy Sayers published in  Christian letters to a post-Christian world and republished a decade or so later as The Whimsical Christian. Although both are now out of print, used copies remain available.  Sayers deserves a far broader readership than she receives. [Read More…]