Hear why it’s sung here, oppositioner

“Traditional journalism jobs may be dwindling, but the Internet offers many new possibilities for writers.” (via AZspot) “If our self-government fails us, it is because we have listened to the fundamental heresy that our national government is something alien to us.” “Conservatives cannot govern well for the same reason that vegetarians cannot prepare a world-class [Read More…]

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Smart people saying smart things

danah boyd: “What Anti-Trafficking Advocates Can Learn from Sex Workers: The Dynamics of Choice, Circumstance, and Coercion” What sex workers see can be of great value to combating sexual exploitation, but leveraging this knowledge requires collaborations between unlikely parties. My hope is that anti-trafficking advocates and sex workers can find ways to work together to [Read More…]

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Sunday favorites

2 Kings 18:4 He broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the people of Israel had made offerings to it; it was called Nehushtan. [Read more…]

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You climbed on the ladder, and you know how it feels …

Dammit. “Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012: Made ‘Giant Leap’ as First Man to Step on Moon“ [Read more…]

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A dozen points of light

Here’s an interesting back-and-forth between Jason Rosenhouse and Scot McKnight on the label “theistic evolutionist.” I am a theist — a Christian. I also recognize and affirm the truth of evolution. But I don’t like or use the label “theistic evolutionist” for the same reasons I do not like or use the label “theistic germ [Read More…]

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Interstellar mongrel nymphs

“‘Actually, you know what you can do?’ said Jesus. ‘You can reimburse me for my roof. Or I’ll sue.’” “This may seem like an odd question, but the other day I found myself wondering what had become of George W. Bush.” “Junket Drunk Dunks His Junk” “Israel goes out of its way to encourage this [Read More…]

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Don’t you know I’m loco?

Jon Acuff on “How to make sure someone steals your kid’s lunch money.” What I was getting at here, but shorter and funnier. Raymond Raines is now 28 years old and he was never punished for praying in a grade-school cafeteria. Good to see: Rachel Marie Stone defends science at Christianity Today, writing “Love Your [Read More…]

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Kevin Miller: “Talking to Christians About Hell: It’s Not as Easy as You’d Think” Experience has shown me that too many Christians have a strong emotional investment in a doctrine of hell they’re unable to articulate, much less defend against rival interpretations. Worse, they’re not even aware such interpretations exist. And then they treat their [Read More…]

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