Margaret Sanger Wanted to Eliminate “Human Weeds”

Ben Domenech’s Transom email is chock-full of good links and thoughts.  Recently, it included the material listed below from the Margaret Sanger corpus.  Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, came up recently when Herman Cain, embattled Republican candidate for the presidential nomination, suggested on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that she wanted “to kill black babies.”  [Read More...]

Is It a Bad Idea to Study Philosophy in College?

Here’s an interesting report from the Washington Post that examines median salaries for college graduates of various majors.  The study, conducted by researchers at Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, offers the following data: According to the study, the median annual earnings for someone with a bachelor’s degree in engineering was $75,000. The [Read More...]

Tim Keller, Al Mohler, and Ravi Zacharias Agree: Life, Marriage, and Liberty Are Important

The Manhattan Declaration was, as of last night, the 29th most searched term on Google.  It was a “spicy” search term.  So there you go. Justin Taylor blogged it yesterday.  In less than 24 hours, the site has drawn over 7000 signatures.    The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Christian Post, First Things, and other organizations [Read More...]

The Link 10.24.09: Evangel, Warren Buffett’s Money, and Vanhoozer on Pastor-Theologians

1. First Things is now hosting a cool blog of evangelicals talking about public square issues in an accessible way.  It’s called evangel, and it features folks like Justin Taylor, Russ Moore, and more. 2. A NYT profile of Warren Buffett’s son Howard, who is presently finding ways to spend billions of dollars for philanthropic causes. [Read More...]

The Link 10.17.09: John Wooden, I Am Second, and eastmountainsouth

1. John Wooden is still dropping quotables.  How many of us will be doing that at age 99? (Image: LakersTopBuzz) 2. Came across this evangelistic website somewhere, and found it interesting: I Am Second.  Check it out.  Here’s the blog.  And here’s a story about it.  A creative way to witness, seems like. 3. The Kevin [Read More...]

Does Money Bring Happiness? Pro Athletes: No

Well, they didn’t say it quite that openly.  But the stories of five prominent and now retired professional athletes, covered elegantly by the Washington Post, suggest that while money is not in itself evil, neither does it guarantee happiness.  In fact, it often does not. Here’s the tagline from the article on former NFL player Peter Boulware: [Read More...]

“Judging Amanda”: Home-Schooled Girl Must Attend Public School

Just read this shocking bit of news at the On Faith blog operated by the Washington Post: If you’ve ever wondered why conservative evangelical Christians seem so concerned about the dangers of government intervention in our lives, read a recent New Hampshire family court ruling that 10-year-old Amanda — who has been home-schooled by her [Read More...]

4 Out of 10 Babies Born to Unwed Moms

A new story from the Washington Post reports that unwed mothers birth four out of every ten babies born in the US: “More than 1.7 million babies were born to unmarried women in 2007, a 26 percent rise from 2002 and more than double the number in 1980, according to the report from the National [Read More...]

Spike Lee on Death and Dignity

I’ve watched some of Spike Lee’s films, and usually find them interesting, and sometimes revealing about the realities of life in a fallen world. When I came across a Lee comment spoken at the Cannes film festival from a piece in the Washington Post, I had to comment on it: “I always treat life and [Read More...]


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