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...]

Seven Quick Takes (6/11/10)

  --1--   Today, I'm moving to Washington DC for my summer internship and the packing and preparations for said trip are the reason the blog's been dark this week (and probably next as well). After my first week on the job, though, I'll be starting regular posts, beginning with a discussion of C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity (the first apologetic work I ever read).--2--  And speaking of the move, I'm still trying to attend Mass every week, so I'd be grateful for any … [Read more...]

Seven Quick Takes (6/4/10)

  --1--   I have an opinion piece up at The Huffington Post criticizing the Dalai Lama's recent op-ed in The New York Times. One quick quote from the piece:  To praise individual parts of [religious sects'] morality in isolation, as the Dalai Lama wishes to do, is to do their beliefs a disservice. --2--  While on HuffPo's Religion tab, I ran across this dreadful article on spirituality. Not only does the author water down the definition of 'spiritual' until it's … [Read more...]