November 5, 2018

“Is not this the worship 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? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin?” Read more

November 4, 2018

“Take away from me the noise of your songs;    I will not listen to the melody of your harps.  But let justice roll down like waters,    and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” Read more

November 2, 2018

Bruce fails as Mr. Exposition. He can’t help Buck prepare for an encounter with the Big Bad and he can’t help the reader understand how this story is supposed to work. He doesn’t know what the rules are because the authors don’t know either. Read more

November 1, 2018

“The meetings are part of a long-term agenda.” That’s the truest statement from CBN’s report on a meeting of “Christian leaders” with the Saudi crown prince. The problem for these “leaders” is that the long-term agenda this meeting serves is not their agenda, nor even one they seem to understand.  Read more

October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween. Here are several loosely linked items that all seemed to involve scared white evangelicals and/or scary white evangelicals. The consequence of their fear are truly frightening. Read more

October 30, 2018

Choosing Tom Sawyer over Huck Finn is a bad idea. Plus: Communities liberated from landlords; the absurdity of reactionary centrism; and remembering a hero lost in the Pittsburgh massacre. Read more

October 30, 2018

Smart things that smart people would be smart to read, from: George Washington, Jackie Robinson, Julia Ioffe, Jill Lepore, and James Baldwin. Read more

October 29, 2018

“The commandments — You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet; and any other commandment — are summed up in this word, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.” Read more

October 29, 2018

“You can’t change a subculture without making it aware that it IS a subculture.” Admittedly, prank-calling local “Christian bookstores” wasn’t the best way to go about that. But it was funny. Read more

October 28, 2018

“The gunman represented the monsters who will always be with us. Anyone who emboldened, angered, or egged him on represents the worst in social leadership. HIAS has represented the best.” Read more

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