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Indeed, curved yellow fruit! (HT: Don Johnson) Dan Kimball‘s got a great post. Karen’s Pentecost prayer and reflection. Chaplain Mike’s issues with evangelicalism. Mark Thursdays and read Jim Martin’s “Ministry Inside.” Allan Bevere discusses “mediocre pastors and churches.” Bill Donahue […]

Another funny one from Bag of Nothing:

From Foreign Policy by Mohammad Qayoumi: On a recent trip to Afghanistan, British Defense Secretary Liam Fox drew fire for calling it “a broken 13th-century country.” The most common objection was not that he was wrong, but that he was […]

The Baylor Survey of Religion confirmed a long held claim: women are more religious (see Rodney Stark, What Americans Really Believe. Here’s a big picture set of numbers: 69% vs. 57% believe in God Men are twice as likely to be atheists. […]

A thoughtful, fact-filled essay on the social welfare stresses in Europe: PARIS — Across Western Europe, the “lifestyle superpower,” the assumptions and gains of a lifetime are suddenly in doubt. The deficit crisis that threatens the euro has also undermined the sustainability […]

California will vote this November on decriminalizing marijuana. (The link in that previous sentence is to the Reuters report a little while back.)  What are the positives and what are the negatives? Do you think it’s the Federal or State […]

In Psalm 18, which you can read in its entirety after the jump, David testifies to the goodness of God for delivering him from the threshold of death and chaos (18:1-6). But vv. 7-15 contain a mosaic of metaphors for […]

Anthony R. Cashmore, Robert I. Williams Professor of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania wrote his inaugural article following election to the National Academy of Science on The Lucretian swerve: The biological basis of human behavior and the criminal justice […]

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