Breakfast Links for 11/16/12 – Pony in the Pile, Petraeus and King David, Of Grandmothers and Hurricanes


Frank Viola, Patheos/Frank Viola: ” In fact, there are specific things that you can do (or neglect) that will throttle your spiritual life. Here are 10 ways to waste your time as a Christian.”

James Pethokoukis, AEI Ideas: Obama’s 73% Tax Hikes – a Balanced Plan?

Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard: Same Old Obama

Joel J. Miller, Patheos/Joel J. Miller: “The creator of the universe allowed himself to be cradled in the arms of his creation. The maker of men allowed men to nail his flesh to the cross.”

Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times: Obama’s Nightmare in the Mideast

Orange County Register Editorial: Welfare Spending Mushrooms

Dyana Herron, Patheos/Good Letters: “I’m not accustomed to being with someone while they die, and I’m not accustomed to being in hurricanes either. That means I had a lot to learn in the past two weeks, and not much time to learn it in.”

Nisha Nathan, MD, ABC News: Doctor Shortage Could Crash Obamacare

Bill Blankschaen, Patheos:Bill In the Blank: “I think God requires us to be creative stewards of His creation. I think the obligation is greater than most Evangelicals think it is. But it should be based on fact and not political ideologies.”

Daniel Burke, Religion News Service: Petraeus and King David

Alyce M. McKenzie, Patheos/Edgy Exegesis: “To seek in this text a detailed schedule of the events of the end-time is to misunderstand its purpose, which is to encourage persistence in the present, not to peer into the future.”

Joel Kotkin, NewGeography: California a Preview of Obama’s America



About Timothy Dalrymple

Timothy Dalrymple was raised in non-denominational evangelical congregations in California. The son and grandson of ministers, as a young boy he spent far too many hours each night staring at the ceiling and pondering the afterlife.
In all his work he seeks a better understanding of why people do, and do not, come to faith, and researches and teaches in religion and science, faith and reason, theology and philosophy, the origins of atheism, Christology, and the religious transformations of suffering