And the award for Most Adorable Interaction Between an Astrophysicist and a First Grader goes to these two:
... the pilgrims who, still today, ascend this "holy staircase" on their knees to glimpse beyond the grate the untouchable space of the "Holy of Holies" are people who have come from afar to mount the stairs that have been moved in order to see relics brought from elsewhere and a portable icon. Show More Summary
If you ignore the fact that comedian Tim Hawkins doesn't understand what the Sunday Assembly is, or why we accept evolution, or how atheists think, I suppose his roundup of atheist kids' songs is pretty funny:
The above image from the Ship of Fools archives seemed appropriate given that women can now officially be bishops in the Church of England. Desiring God interviews missionary and Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol, who says that it’s all worth the risks aid workers are taking: “[T]o just turn away and put our backs to the […]
If it is okay for women to bare it all in public without regard to the sensitivities of those around them, why is it not ok for men to make comments regarding women’s dress without regard to their sensitivities? Perhaps catcallers are just sexually expressing themselves. Show More Summary
A Cry for Help I have a question and I really don't know where to turn. This is something I can't even talk to my parents or friends about, so I hope you can help me. I am a 19-year-old Muslim girl and I'm sexually attracted to other girls. Please don't judge me. I know […] The post Gay and Muslim? appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.
Welcome back to classic format Wednesday Link List… Recalling 25 years ago, “that most wonderful night when people who had been divided for decades were suddenly reunited, and thousands danced on the symbolic grave of separation, celebrating the death of division.” The Berlin Wall falls down “and one of the most remarkable nights of […]
More than 20 years ago, Nat Hentoff penned a book that was an eye-opener for me. It's called Free Speech For Me But Not For Thee -- How the American Left and Right Relentlessly Censor Each Other. My sympathies at the time were with progressive...Show More Summary
Playing vinyl records backwards can be thirsty work. That's why Satan created Monster (pronounced Maanster) drinks, named after his own evil self, and clearly festooned with the number 666 in Hebrew. This Christian lady explains:
Ten summers ago, Francis Crick, the famed molecular biologist and neuroscientist who won a Nobel Prize for co-discovering DNA, died after a years-long battle with colon cancer. One of his closest friends and collaborators, Kristof Koch,...Show More Summary
Earlier this month, blogger and concerned mother Becky Blackburn published a post in the Deseret News (I was hoping it was the Dessert News, but we can't always get what we want, can we?) called "Why aren't our kids going to church dances?"...Show More Summary
On Election Day, I was doing a practice of mudita, appreciative or empathetic joy. Like in metta practice, you choose a neutral person, a loved one, and an irritating person. In this case, you look to feel happiness in their happiness, taking joy in their joy. For my irritating person, I chose a politician, not one whose election would bring me joy. read more
We've met Harlem Pastor James David Manning before, back when he warned African-American women that "white homos" will take their men, and when he wished cancer, syphilis, HIV, and hellfire on gay-rights supporters.Manning still isn't taking his meds, I guess. Show More Summary
On Friday night, when Sam Turner caught a touchdown pass for Fort Myers High School, he celebrated with an end zone prayer -- and was quickly flagged with a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct:
I'm usually not a fan of people out-obnoxious-ing street preachers in order to get them to stop... but somehow, when this little girl does it, I can't stop watching:
Places to go; people to meet! It’s hard to begin a list like this without mentioning the events of last Friday, but if you missed it, Mars Hill Church in Seattle is breaking up and the organization will cease to exist as presently structured. Christianity Today had the story; we had the various social media […]
I've recently had a chance to start working my way through Winnifred Sullivan’s new book, Ministries of Presence: Chaplaincy, Spiritual Care, and the Law (Chicago, 2014). It’s a thought-provoking project, and I wanted to offer some early reflections. Show More Summary
Apparently, if you're an evangelical Christian,You have been marked, and you have been classified as a dangerous extremist.Don't look now, but there's the Christian persecution complex rearing its head again.Under the headline "Secularism...Show More Summary
KHAN ACADEMY: Relief from the Arch of Titus, showing The Spoils of Jerusalem being brought into Rome. Narrated by Dr. Steven Fine and Dr. Beth Harris.HT reader Yehoshua Rabinowitz. Lots more on the Arch of Titus here (scroll down) and links.
Unfortunately, this is all pretty routine by now: Islam’s critics accuse Muslims of not being liberal enough while Muslims bend over backwards to prove just how liberal and, hence, acceptable they are. The post What Bill Maher and ISIS Have in Common appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.