7 Quick Takes (9/24/10)

--1-- This week feels like last week all over again.  Once again, I'm due for another response to Justin Martyr on gay adoption.  That post will run next week.  I'm also still not quite done with my sequence of posts on the theology of Diane Duane's Young Wizards series.  The last post in that sequence will go up some time this weekend.That means that a new featured sequence will start next week... --2-- And speaking of which: this week I ran into some representatives from Yale Students fo … [Read more...]

Seven Quick Takes (9/17/10)

--1-- I've been enjoying working on this week's series on using Diane Duane's novels as a lens for explaining why I feel uncomfortable with Christianity.  I'll be doing at least one more post on this topic, and then a wrap-up.  Additionally, I have news on the RCIA front that I'll be able to post this weekend.  --2-- Meanwhile, at The Faith Heuristic, Justin is dissatisfied with my answers about to his questions about the ethics of surrogate motherhood.  I'll be responding to his cri … [Read more...]

7 Quick Takes (9/10/10)

  --1-- This week I announced my revamped posting schedule for the blog, and the new series on the only religion I ever wished I could convert to will start on Sunday.In the meantime, I thought I'd use the 7 Quick Takes this week to give a rundown of what I get up to at school, especially as a belated apology/explanation for the sparse posts as school was kicking off. --2-- First things first.  I'm a senior political science major, and I'm also in a 5-year Masters program in Public … [Read more...]

7 Quick Takes (8/27/10)

--1-- Posting here kind of fell off towards the end of the week, because I moved back into my dorm today, and I had to spend a lot of the week packing, unpacking, and finishing my secret sewing project (pillows for me and my two suitemates that were embroidered with our name and an iconic image from a favorite book series).  I'll post pics of the final results next week.  Needless to day, even with advance planning, I ended up closing up the last seams in the car. --2-- In the spirit of the r … [Read more...]

7 Quick Takes (8/20/10).

--1-- Sorry to go AWOL this past week.  I've been upstate at Lake Champlain with my family as part of my father's 75th birthday celebration, and my internet access was limited to a half hour a day.  So, of course, when I arrived home Thursday night, I found over 1000 items in my Google Reader feed.  I'm nearly done working my way through the list, so I'm letting you tag along on the whirlwind tour of Things that Leah Found Interesting Enough to Take Note of, in Contrast to the 1000 Items She On … [Read more...]

7 Quick Takes (8/13/10)

--1-- One slight redesign this week.  You'll notice at the top of the blog a new tab marked 'Featured Series.'  You can use this page to browse through special sequences of linked posts on this blog.  Check out my math and morality series or my sequence on gay marriage, the final post of which ("Do we care about marriage too much?" is now up). --2-- Over at the Huffington Post, I have a column up in response to the kerfuffle about Sarah Palin possibly rolling her eyes at a teacher.  Here's a q … [Read more...]

7 Quick Takes (8/5/10)

--1-- This week, I've been doing a special series of posts on math and morality.  A large number of my disagreements with my Catholic boyfriend can be boiled down to the fact that he thinks absolute morality is untenable without God.  I've been posting about my epistemology and experiential claims in an attempt to explain why he's wrong.  You can check out an index of the series here. --2-- I wish there'd been a little more attention to math at First Things this week.  Although I normally enjo … [Read more...]