My great-aunt Nancy Sharp died today at the age of 93. On the surface she might have seemed to be just an ordinary woman, but in her ordinariness she was a woman of extraordinary grace. My late grandfather’s oldest sister, she was born on July 31, 1914 in Knoxville, Tennessee — just as World War … Read more
Could You Live Without China? Intrepid journalist tries to live one year without buying anything made in China.
No non-profit has a better fundraising letter than does Mars Hill Audio. Typically 3-4 pages each, I usually save the thoughtful, essay-like letters by Ken Myers for my personal library. This summer’s letter examines the nature of Christian hope, and how many in the church have substituted an empty optimism for the solid hope offered … Read more
The greater the exaggeration, the greater the fall: Christianity Today speaks to the statistical shell game played by many churches today.
Braves’ manager Bobby Cox was ejected from the game last night, setting a MLB record of 132 career ejections. Don’t tell Bobby Cox, but I’ve seen quite a few baseball games in my life, and I’ve never seen an umpire overturn a call because the manager disputed it.
From The Onion: Churchgoer Tips God For Excellent Week. It’s satire, but the sad thing is that I’ve really seen this attitude quite often.
The Russians are often puzzling, and so is this Russian Puzzle…
You can’t always get what you want: Mick Jagger, of all people issues a video clip supporting freedoms for Belarus.
A new study shows that those bizzare “Baby Einstein” videos might not be such a bright idea .
Apparently the University of Florida is paying $50,000 to have suicide doctor Jack Kevorkian speak at their campus. Kevorkian has to obtain the permission of his parole officer in order to attend the event, but Gator students are excited nevertheless: While many pro-life students are upset by the appearance, [UF student Ashley Emans] says “Kevorkian … Read more