Feel our souls wear out and our laces break


Some Monday morning links, including: Joseph and the Appalling Totalitarian Despot revisited; our credit overlords tweak their formula; maternal mules; tearing the corporate veil; and grinning in the presence of mine enemies. [Read more...]

Smart people saying smart things (9.8)

Dahlia Lithwick on the exoneration of Antonin Scalia’s poster-child for the death penalty. Nancy Wilson on the book of Acts. Adam Kotsko on “political correctness” (i.e., what jerks call not being a jerk). Greg Boyd on religious pride. And Scott Woods on the American air we breathe. [Read more...]

Sunday favorites

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” [Read more...]

If there’s anywhere to be then you must be there

Social justice warriors participating in a pageant of empathy.

Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend. Some stuff, including: Evangelicals still fighting over gender roles; a historic apology from The Economist; Doctor Who and teshuvah; and if you’re against social justice and empathy, then what exactly are you for? [Read more...]

The greatest enemy is the exclusivity


It’s a rare Thursday night off, so instead of shelving hardware, let me pack out some links, including: Saint Joseph the wimp, pre-emptively arresting black voters, renegade clerics (in more than one sense), and the staggering ignorance of Internet mythicists. [Read more...]

Postcards from the culture wars (9.3)


“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?” [Read more...]

I’ve prayed her into a dream


It’s Tuesday. Here are some links. You can comment on them, if you like. Or, if you prefer, just comment about, you know, whatever. That’s cool. [Read more...]

Smart people saying smart things (9.1)


Peter Goodwin Heltzel and Mary McClintock Fulkerson reflect on Willie James Jennings’ “The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race.” Sarah Stillman on how the expanding for-profit justice system is becoming a poor tax. Bryce Covert on how opposition to day care helped to create the religious right. [Read more...]