I’m in Texas this weekend speaking to the leaders of Irving Bible Church and Kris is in the State of New York at a wedding shower for our niece, Kari Arnet. See you Sunday evening, Kris.
To the right is our grandson, Aksel, hanging with his mom and dad in Florida. Kris thinks he’s the cutest kid ever … just sayin’.
The man who is one of Aksel’s great grandpa, Kris’ dad, had a man’s room just like this one.
Andrew Chignell on “Whither Wheaton?”
Andrew Root on “Whither Youth?”
Sarah Pulliam Bailey on Facebook religious identification.
This was a good piece on the influence of magazines; the piece caught my interest because it suggested it might be about editors — and now we await a piece on the influence of prominent editors. One thinks of Carl Henry to Mark Galli, Charles Clayton Morrison to John Buchanan, and of Richard John Neuhaus.
LaVonne on “incremental steps.”
Here’s another step: Kathy becomes an American! Yoohoo.
Meanderings in the News
1. On Haiti: this well-known and wide-ranging, if not unwieldy, piece by Paul Farmer expounds one view while some of the extensive comments present the other side.
2. On Haiti: there are so many stories to tell, but this one about a doctor, all alone, with hundreds of wounded people but who had insufficient supplies… moving story.
3. They NYTimes may change online reading by charging readers … and that would surely change the reposting approach to news discussions.
4. Quite the admission: “It’s like we’ve got more going on in our parking lot than we do within the walls of the church,” said the pastor, Craig Goodwin.”
5. Discouraging news about some discouraging African Americans.
6. Marcus Winters on teacher evaluations.
7. President Bush takes the high road.
8. Paul Krugman on Obama’s decisions: “The Obama administration’s troubles are the result not of excessive ambition, but of policy and political misjudgments. The stimulus was too small; policy toward the banks wasn’t tough enough; and Mr. Obama didn’t do what Ronald Reagan, who also faced a poor economy early in his administration, did — namely, shelter himself from criticism with a narrative that placed the blame on previous administrations.”
9. I read this piece; it’s long; its sick.
10. The Britt Hume controversy: what most interested me was the number of comments on the various editorialist’s views.
11. Third Way Pizza.
12. Third Way Business practices: SAS and Dr. Goodnight.
Meanderings in Sports
Luke Donald decides to fire his caddie — who happens to be his brother.
The only teams I’ve seen like UConn’s women’s basketball team were Johnny Wooden’s great teams at UCLA. I don’t remember such superiority.