Prayer for the Week

O God, Whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, That we may behold him in all his redeeming work; Who lives and reigns with you, In the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God, now and for ever. Amen. [Read more...]

Jesus’ Deepest Pain (by John Frye)

Jesus’ Deepest Pain The Church has once again recently celebrated the resurrection of Jesus the Christ from the dead. Resurrection in mid-history was a breakthrough concept that stunned the people of God. The lead-up to “He is risen!”is, of course, “Crucify him!”We contemplate the horror of “Good Friday”and the despair of silent Saturday. This year [Read More...]


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Jak & Co

Perry Stein: D.C. native Latosha Jackson-Martin wants the blunt sign she posted outside her father’s 50-year-old hair salon in Bloomingdale to remind residents that the neighborhood they see today isn’t the way it always was. “Due to ‘gentrification’ and mixed emotions Jak and Company Hairdressers will be closing,” the sign reads. Jackson-Martin’s father, William Jackson, opened Jak & [Read More...]

More From Iain Provan on “Dangerous” Religion (RJS)

We recently finished a long series on Iain Provan’s new book Seriously Dangerous Religion. The final post (Dangerous or Not? … We Can’t Ignore Joshua) touched on an issue that concerns many in discussions of the Old Testament. I outlined Provan’s approach as I saw it in the book and offered some thoughts of my [Read More...]

Acetaminophen: More Than We Thought

Source: (CNN)Feeling so happy you just can’t stand it? You might want to pop some acetaminophen. A new study has found that acetaminophen, the main ingredient in Tylenol, most forms of Midol and more than 600 other medicines, reduces not only pain but pleasure, as well. The authors of the study, which was published this [Read More...]

Big Gov on Big Tax Day

Philip Bump: With Tax Day only two weeks away (haha, happy Monday morning!), it seems like an appropriate time to entertain a common non-Tax-Day-specific gripe: government is expensive and big and pays for things I don’t want. Very good; complaining about taxes and the size of government is timeless, if recently very much in vogue. [Read More...]

Boko Haram, Garrisa U, and Charlie Hebdo

By David Mills: None of the world’s famous and powerful marched for al-Shabab’s 148 victims at Garissa University, just as none had marched in January for Boko Haram’s 2,000 victims, as they had done when the editors of the leftwing newspaper Charlie Hebdo were killed in Paris. Far more people were murdered in Africa than in Paris, but their [Read More...]

Basset Hounds, Lament, and Easter (by Glenn Pemberton)

Basset Hounds, Lament, and Easter, by Glenn Pemberton — OT prof at Abilene Christian and of the man I am a fan! [Image] Bailey Hobart Pemberton came into my life at the age two; that’s fourteen in canine years. He was a soft-eyed, low-set, tri-color basset hound with a personality to match: gentle, playful, and [Read More...]

Bring Back the Girls!

By Isha Sesay, from CNN: (CNN)How can more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls simply disappear? And how can the Nigerian government and the rest of the world have allowed this to happen? Exactly 365 days have passed since the girls were snatched from their boarding school dormitories in the dead of night in Chibok, northeastern Nigeria. They are [Read More...]