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


BREAKFAST LINKS 11/16/12: 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 [Read More...]

The Political-Environmental Complex

Not quite as catchy as the military-industrial complex, but no less real: Some of the biggest immediate beneficiaries of the green revolution, ironically, may have been politicians themselves. Executives of the top 50 recipients of the government’s green-energy aid have donated more than $2 million to federal campaigns since Obama took office. Some of the [Read More...]

Morning Report, September 24th: Finding the Right College, Recession and Racial Integration, The Missing Index, Faith at Harvard, Terrorism Central, Suing the Truth-Exposers, Mamas and (Bad) Papas, Palinasia, Hollywood Morality and Cracking the Nut of Iran

One Christian’s perspective on the day’s news: 1.  For those who are guiding children toward college, or interested in the best way to do so, Thomas Sowell has a nice article with some direction on how to find the right college.  The rankings one finds in a place like US News and World Report are [Read More...]

Daily Report, September 18th: Old Testament Wisdom, Run for the Border, Machiavelli in Massachusetts, Worst Dad of the Year Award, Thanking Mahmoud, and Spying on the Spies

1.  THE FIRST TESTAMENT.  If you’re interested in better understanding the Old Testament, that strange collection of books and poems and prophecies, filled with stories of wily characters like Jacob, swift-running old men like Elijah and whip-smart women like Esther, then you should be interested in John Goldingay’s three-volume series, a “truly magnum magnum opus.”  [Read More...]

Surfing in the Presence of God

We’ve got an excellent new article up at the Evangelical Portal at Patheos.  A California surfer reflects on encountering God in the water, and the need to preserve God’s creation for the witness it gives. It begins: As a surfer, some of the most profoundly connective experiences I have had to God have come in [Read More...]