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“Giving the customer the absolute finest automobile that General Motors could possibly produce has proven to be the correct approach to the automobile business because this finance-generated effort to skimp and see how much cost can we strip out before people actually protest, I think is something that’s taught in the business schools and it [Read More…]

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Angry birds

I was attacked earlier today with some really nasty tweets — just the angriest, most aggressive tone you could imagine. So let me take a moment to respond directly to my accusers. I realize that you can’t help yourself — that you’re always going to launch these kinds of personal attacks whenever you think somebody’s [Read More…]

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Welcome to the neighborhood!

Jason Pitzl-Waters’ excellent Pagan blog The Wild Hunt is now here on Patheos. Huzzah! In addition to providing a wide-ranging, thoughtful guide to Pagan matters, the Wild Hunt is also one of my favorite blogs for keeping abreast of matters of religious freedom. The frequency and thoughtfulness with which Jason Pitzl-Waters writes is daunting (for [Read More…]

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Use words if necessary

(Stan T. suggested that this bit on evangelism might be more accessible reposted as a standalone piece, and I think he’s right. To avoid simply repeating myself, I’ve also added one more item to the list.) 1. Evangelism is hospitality. Hospitality means opening up your life to share it with others. Sometimes that means sharing [Read More…]

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The God who brought you out of Egypt

I suppose part of what gets to me about Alabama’s harsh new papers-please law and its crackdown on Sooners is that this is the same state that spent much of the past decade boasting of its fealty to the (Protestant formulation of the) Ten Commandments. The chief justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama, Roy [Read More…]

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For you were aliens in the land of Egypt

Alabama’s governor and legislators really, really hate Sooners. Alabama Republican Gov. Robert Bentley signed on June 9 the nation’s harshest anti-immigration law, surpassing Arizona, while the state’s Christian denominations sat on the sidelines. “We have a real problem with illegal immigration in this country,” said Bentley, after he signed the bill that passed by a [Read More…]

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Making work

The previous post was a bit of a bitter joke. I’m not seriously advocating any of those ideas as the best ways of addressing America’s jobs crisis (although we should be teaching music and art and it is probably long past time to try something other than the isolation strategy that has failed to work [Read More…]

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Patterns

News item: “Southern Baptist pastor, Fox News host get facts wrong” Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, appeared on the program “Fox and Friends” just two days after Easter to try to link [President Barack] Obama to Islam. When host Steve Doocy asked Jeffress what he thought about Obama not issuing a [Read More…]

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