Saturday Link Love: Domestic Abuse, David Barton, Scurvy, and Interrupting Children

Saturday Link Love is a new feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.Beyond Abuse He Never Hit Me, on HuffPost Women Saeed and Naghmeh Abedini — Two Kinds of Violence, Both Still a Prison, on Spiritual Sounding Board Millennials and Abuse: What We Can Learn from This Hopeful Generation, on Religion News Service Politics David Barton: Thomas Jeff … [Read more...]


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Anonymous Tip: The Lefty Judge

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 199-200This week is full of procedural detail, and I initially thought it was mostly filler. But as I looked more closely, I realized that it is actually extremely important to what is going on here---perhaps even the heart of the message Farris is trying to offer his readers.It's Monday morning now, and Peter has nearly finished his civil rights complaint. Joe suggests some changes, Sally types up a cover sheet, and it's good to … [Read more...]


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Time for This Millennial Mom to Buy Some Barbies!

Okay, okay, so the title of this post is slightly over the top. This past Christmas was a bit more heavy on consumerism than I'd planned and I've sworn off getting my children new toys until their birthdays, but I have to say, I am pleasantly impressed with the new direction Mattel is taking Barbie. The toy company has just announced  a move away from its classic look toward a greater embrace of diversity in body shape. The dolls in the image below are only some of the 33 new Barbies the company … [Read more...]


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Bill Gothard’s Disturbing Slavery Apology

Bill Gothard has been accused of sexual harassment and abuse by literally dozens of women, most of whom were teens under his care at the time the incidents occurred, but while these accusations have forced him to step down from his position with the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP), they haven't prevented him from starting a new ministry, Life Purpose Power Teams. What exactly is this new ministry? The website talks a lot about rhemas, prayer, and accountability partners. According to … [Read more...]


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Richard Dawkins’ Patronizing Paternalism

Richard Dawkins has stepped in it on twitter again. This time he tweeted a photo of the wife of a prominent Middle Eastern dictator who does not wear hijab, with the text "This is how a good Muslim speaks. And how she dresses. And wears her beautiful hair." Can you say patronizing? Dawkins then deleted his tweet, not because he realized he'd said anything wrong but rather out of concerns that it might put this woman's life in danger, but not before someone on twitter captured a screenshot. We … [Read more...]


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Young Earth Creationism’s Important Scientific Veneer

Several months ago, my mother sent me some books for the children. Most of them were standard fare and some I was really excited about, but one thing stuck out---an Answers magazine insert about volcanoes and designed for children. Answers, of course, is the publication of Answers in Genesis, a young earth creationist organization my parents support. At six, Sally is scientifically inclined and knows quite a bit about evolution from books, documentaries, and episodes of Bill Nye the Science Guy. … [Read more...]


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A Tale of Two Photography Projects

Almost two weeks ago, a young French-Moroccan photographer was killed in an Al Qaida attack in Burkina Faso. According to NPR's article on the subject, Slain Photographer Sought 'To Give Life to the Forgotten': Among the 30 victims of Friday's al-Qaida attack on a hotel and restaurant in Burkina Faso was Leila Alaoui, a French-Moroccan photographer known best for her powerful portraits of Moroccans and intimate, sensitive images of migrants and the displaced. She and her driver, Mahamadi Oue … [Read more...]


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