Important Harry Potter Post Tomorrow!

It’s been roughly two weeks since I saw the latest installment in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.  I promised a review at the time, and tomorrow at last my essay (less review than essay, I admit) will appear tomorrow. So bookmark the site, mark your calendars and set your owls on stun (or something [Read More...]

Courage in the Darkness

A new piece on the Evangelical Portal at Patheos addresses the need for Christian courage in trying economic times. From the article: “There is no better passage in Scripture that speaks of courage than the first chapter of the Book of Joshua. Moses had been the leader of the Israelites for forty years, and now [Read More...]

Morning Report, July 29: Obama's Faith, Black Church, Blue Dogs, and the Amazing Flying Homeless

1.  President Obama said, in an interview recently conducted for Nightline, that he begins each day with a devotional and “pray(s) all the time now.” 2.  The Barna Group (which has been studying evangelicals for decades) has issued an excellent new study of African American Christians.  Check out the article. 3.  Christopher Hitchens asserts that [Read More...]

When Trust is Critical

William Miller offers an excellent reflection on the need, the challenges, and the methods of building trust in the workplace. A quotation that frames the argument: “Trust is not only “the engine of the market,” as D. Michael Lindsay has written. It is also the engine of any particular business, and without it the workplace [Read More...]

Dodd, Duplicity and Federal Oversight

Since we have had several articles on the financial crisis on the Evangelical Portal at Patheos (see here and here), I just wanted to issue a quick note that Senators Dodd and Conrad, both of whom were tasked with oversight of banking and mortgages, are exposed now to have had deep conflicts of interest.  Angelo [Read More...]