Morning Report, Weekend Edition, July 18

Having returned from my travels, I can now resume the regular Morning Report schedule. 1.  Walter Cronkite passed away yesterday at the age of 92.  He was raised Protestant and joined the Episcopal church as a youth.  As he told an interviewer in 1994, he attended Boy Scout troop meetings at an Episcopal church, where [Read More...]

Morning Report, Afternoon Edition

UPDATE: Harry Potter review posted here. Since I’m still traveling today, I have to offer my Morning Report a little late. 1.  The recent sex scandal of John Ensign has (justifiably or not) brought into the spotlight “The Fellowship” or “The Family,” which is a network of evangelical Christians who seek to connect and influence [Read More...]

No "Morning Report" Today — The Morning was Canceled

Yes, that’s right, God held the sun still for a little while, canceled the morning, and then hauled the sun across the sky to the midday point so that we skipped past morning to afternoon. Well, perhaps not.  But I’m traveling, so I did not have an opportunity to research and post a “Morning Report.”  [Read More...]

Suffering and Spinal Injury

Park Street Church has long been a bastion of evangelicalism in Boston, and it’s presently celebrating its 200th anniversary year.  It’s also my church.  As a part of the celebrations, Park Street has invited a series of fantastic speakers.  Among those speakers is Joni Eareckson Tada, a woman who broke her neck in a diving [Read More...]

J. R. R. Tolkien on the Power of Language

I came across this fascinating conversation on J. R. R. Tolkien and the “ghosts” and “fossils” in language.  Ralph Wood is the Tolkien expert, speaking with Mars Hill Audio: Ralph Wood on Tolkien and Language from Mars Hill Audio [Read more...]