The Church at Brooks Hills in Birmingham evacuated the entire campus Friday after receiving a threat of violent acts hours before its planned Secret Church event, which was to be led by International Mission Board President David Platt. The gathering was held in the night at an undisclosed location amid police investigation.
We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending April 19, 2015–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month. (Debuted at #1 in Hardcover Nonfiction) The Road to Character...Show More Summary
Every once in awhile David Brooks, columnist for the New York Times, gets it really right. His piece earlier this month, The Moral Bucket List, is a sharp departure from his usual political and social commentary. He went (shockingly) a bit spiritual. Show More Summary
David Brooks' new book, "The Road to Character," is not a religious book but contains many Christian themes. At an event hosted by The Trinity Forum, a Jewish Christian asked Brooks if his faith journey led him to become a follower of Jesus Christ.
There’s no front-runner in the Republican primary, but Marco Rubio is winning the hearts of a lot of Republican elites. He certainly has their attention — David Brooks’s New York Times column today is headlined “The Talented Mr. Rubio.” Brooks...Show More Summary
Nonbelievers do not lack a basic moral code -- despite what the likes of David Brooks might have you believe
"We are all stumblers, and the beauty and meaning of life are in the stumbling."
David Brooks contrasts marketplace skills and the drive toward self-promotion with inner character.
Pico Iyer writes, in reviewing Brooks's new book in the Times:David Brooks’s gift — as he might put it in his swift, engaging way — is for making obscure but potent social studies research accessible and even startling, for seeing consistency as the hobgoblin of little minds and for ranging as widely across the private domain as the public. Show More Summary
In a recent editorial David Brooks makes the point that privacy is important and we should not relinquish it lightly. Among other benefits of privacy, he states: There has to be a zone where half-formed thoughts and delicate emotions can grow and evolve, without being exposed to the harsh glare of public judgment. There has [...]
Like David Brooks, Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer began his career on the police beat, and said it gave him important perspective on the current debate over use of force by law enforcement officials, a debate restarted by the shooting deaths of Eric Harris and Walter Scott.
In David Brooks’ latest New York Times column he explains that he is now a proponent of police body cameras, but adds that he did not come to his position “happily.” According to Brooks, the debate over police body cameras has revealed...Show More Summary
The political class of D.C. likes to complain that TV shows portraying the city as sexy and moody are unrealistic, so perhaps it's appropriate that, for going on two years now, the sex life of the most mild-mannered New York Times columnist has been the subject of ceaseless speculation. Ever since... More »
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In his new book, the New York Times columnist excoriates millenials for their whining self absorption, but was the past that he extolls really all that much better?
Digby at Hullabaloo notes that occasionally even David Brooks can be correct: privacy for normal citizens going around their everyday personal, family and community lives is essential for our very sanity, which is why the question of government agencies monitoring our every keystroke is such an important question of liberty. Show More Summary
Matthew Feeney In David Brooks’ latest New York Times column he explains that he is now a proponent of police body cameras, but adds that he did not come to his position “happily.” According to Brooks, the debate over police body cameras...Show More Summary
Oh, David Brooks' delicate sensibilities have been jarred once again. Bobo wants all you gentle readers to know that copcams spell the end of privacy and civility as we know it. In Brooksistan, everyone trusts the police. Little children skip down the street and wave hello to the nice officer who knows each and every one's name. Show More Summary
LEGOs make everything better. David Wessel for Brookings Institution explains how federal taxes play a role in decreasing the income gap. Each column an income quintile and each brick a… Tags: income, Lego, taxes