At the DMV

One of the good things about growing up in New Jersey is that after experiencing the Garden State’s DMV, dealing with PennDOT almost seems pleasant. [Read more…]

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‘And we all lose ourselves in the end’

Some Corey Chisel and some wandering links, including: the many faces of Orson Welles; al-Qaida’s TPS reports; the 43-year-old freshman; the southern belle who wasn’t; dubious prophets; a few good punchlines and a lazy, but colorful bit of evolution. [Read more…]

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Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: The right of the firstborn. [Read more…]

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A tolerable response to intolerable sophistry

The semantic game of immovable object vs. unstoppable force is intended to be just that, a game — an impish bit of wordplay that most people recognize is not an actual attempt to say anything meaningful about anything real. The sad thing about the “I demand you tolerate my intolerance!” harrumphing is that those folks don’t seem to realize that what they’re saying is just a semantic game. [Read more…]

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A Simple Suggestion to Help Phase Out All-Male Panels at [Church] Conferences

Regarding science and technology conferences, Rebecca Rosen says, “Refuse to speak on all male-panels. Just say no.” That’s an excellent idea that applies just as well to church and theology conferences. [Read more…]

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Smart people saying smart things

Suem on those who flaunt their evangelical lifestyle; Daniel Horan on Jesus and breaking the rules; Rachel Held Evans on “The Scandal of the Evangelical Heart;” Catholic law professor Charles Reid on the politics of abortion; Samara Azam-Yu on learning to listen with respect. [Read more…]

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Scenes from the class war

“Come now, you rich people, weep and wail for the miseries that are coming to you. Your riches have rotted, and your clothes are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have rusted, and their rust will be evidence against you, and it will eat your flesh like fire.” (Oh, and plenty of links.) [Read more…]

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Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: Slaughtering heirs of the previous dynasty. [Read more…]

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Campus ghost stories: A new candidate

Silent movie actor Louis Bennison met an unhappy, violent end, while some of his happier memories took place at the site of what is now Eastern University. Those seem to me like the raw materials for a new campus legend involving the ghost of the Smilin’ Cowboy. Work with me here, people. [Read more…]

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Do white evangelicals have a delusional persecution complex? Barna says yes, and provides quantifiable proof

A great many white evangelicals have a delusional persecution complex. That delusion is an expression of a desire to dominate others. Thanks to Barna’s survey, we know that’s not just a theory or just an argument, it’s a fact. [Read more…]

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