Job Seekers Open Thread, Aug. 1

. Job seekers: Let us know where you are and what you’re looking for. Everybody: Skim through and see if you know something, or know someone, or know someone who knows someone, who might help out one of our job seekers. [Read more...]

Sunday favorites

James 2:14-26 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill’, and yet you [Read More...]

Friday fragments

The Infrastructurist brings us “10 of the Dumbest Road Signs You’ll Ever See,” some of which are dumb, but some of which are kind of awesome. To me the strangest road sign is the one that says “Form Two Lanes.” I used to pass such a sign every night at four in the morning on [Read More...]

A prayer for infrastructure investment

From The Atlantic: “Another Dust Bowl?” After a spring filled with reports of devastating floods and tornadoes, another climatological disaster is taking shape. Fourteen states across the south, particularly Texas, are facing a lethal combination of record heat and low precipitation.  The Office of the Texas State Climatologist reports that this past June was the [Read More...]

They tend to get offended

So these three preachers walk into the White House for an argument with President Lincoln … That’s not the start of a joke. It’s a true story, an eyewitness account from the Rev. Nathaniel Brown who was, in 1862, the editor of an abolitionist Baptist newspaper. He was part of a three-person delegation that met [Read More...]

John Stott dies at 90

Anglican theologian and author John R.W. Stott died today in London. He was 90. Stott wrote and thought and spoke with great clarity and his books were influential and widely respected among American evangelical Christians. And those who had the privilege of spending time with him know that he was also, in person, a gracious [Read More...]

I'll share them all for a cup of coffee

Three years ago today it poured rain in Sea Isle City, N.J. It was a torrential thunderstorm that ruled out any plans for a wedding on the beach. That downpour also coincided with high tide, producing flooding that lingered long after the rain finally stopped. Two feet of water covered the streets in the middle [Read More...]

Workers of the world unite

So the NFL lockout has ended in some kind of deal that I would summarize here except that the details of professional sports contract negotiations make my eyes glaze over and, since I’m no longer getting paid to edit NFL labor stories for a daily paper, I’ve reverted back to ignoring all those details. My [Read More...]