Weekly Meanderings, 6 September 2014

Hello from Lake Tahoe! Emily Badger’s wonderful sketch of research that confirms that where you are in 1st grade largely determines your success: Over time, their lives were constrained — or cushioned — by the circumstances they were born into, by the employment and education prospects of their parents, by the addictions or job contacts [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 30 August 2014

Occasionally I need to remind readers of this blog that I include topics, angles, points of view that are not my own, without comment, and often with a question — designed to create civil conversation. At times, far less often, I opine but one cannot infer from the presence of a topic what I necessarily [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 23 August 2014

I am so proud of my former student, Sam Lamerson, who has been named President of Knox Theological Seminary in Ft Lauderdale. Good for Samaritan’s Purse: Smart Money magazine has named Samaritan’s Purse the most efficient religious charity numerous times, and the group maintains a reputation of being among the first to combat the worst public health [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 16 August 2014

Is there a better looking, more comfortable bus stop? Go Jackie Robinson West! Vicki Beeching, finding peace after coming out: Also at CT. Coming out can be incredibly hard for gay people to do – the fear of how family and friends will react often delays announcement for years, or even decades. But for Vicky [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 2 August 2014

The 50 most affordable Christian colleges, including my alma mater (Cornerstone University) and my former place of teaching (North Park University). College affordability is an idea that is more helpful to quantify than simply considering the tuition of the institution of your choice.  Many universities and colleges have developed very aggressive financial aid packages and have other [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 26 July 2014

A tree with forty different fruits! And it’s a gorgeous tree, to boot. (Could be a hoax, but I can’t see that it is. But it definitely rivals the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in Eden.) A wonderful new blog begins about kids in faith and parenting. Are we nurturing kindness and [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 19 July 2014

Our week in Oxford included a number of connections to CS Lewis, including a fine talk by Alister McGrath who quoted (as he is wont to do) Lewis a number of times. But the highlight was a stroll Kris and I took on the grounds of Magdalen College on Addison’s trail, where Tolkien and Dyson [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 12 July 2014

Portland art work. Roger Olson proposes a method for a local church in discerning the same sex debate. How foreigners detect Americans. (Kris and I are in Oxford and we shall both do our best to avoid detection, great idea don’t you think?!!!) Tight state, loose state? But why do these different outlooks exist, and correspond so [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 5 July 2014

It takes a village! If you care about the Great Lakes, read this fun set of facts. Using the “parkway” (between curb and sidewalk) for gardening. How about donating this space for the good of others? The L.A. City Council voted Wednesday to approve new parkway guidelines that will outline what residents are allowed to plant in that small [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 28 June 2014

Image credit Reviving baseball in African American communities — now  I like basketball, but baseball’s a great game! The number of major league baseball players on opening day rosters who identified themselves as African-Americans dropped to 8.3 percent this year. The highest percentage of African-Americans was 19 in 1986, according to Mark Armour of the [Read More...]


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