Favorite novels of 2014

I read more fiction than nonfiction this year so discussion of my favorite books is going to be limited to novels. In putting the list together I discovered something interesting: three of the five are about war. Not only that, they don’t share conflicts. One is set in World War I, another in World War […]

Weekend Edition: 12-27

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin (“The Bible is not the book many American fundamentalists and political opportunists think it is, or more precisely, what they want it to be. Their lack of knowledge about the Bible is well established.”)

The Folly of Mars (“A half-century after […]

A decade of heathen’s greetings

For whatever reason, I happened to check today and this will mark the 10th time my annual Christmas Eve post appears on the blog. I do it because I think it’s just one reflection on the fact that, to modify what we tell kids in a Christmas song, we need a reason or a season […]

Weekend Edition: 12-20

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

8 Ways Facebook Is a Cult Like Scientology (“… social media company basically owns us, and has access to all our most personal information. Yet we are willing participants in this pillaging of our private lives.”)

The Endlessly Examined Life (“Universal financial security is probably the single best […]

A dubious honor

I learned through South DaCola that the City of Sioux Falls received a singular “honor.” It was acknowledged by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty for getting “right” the “Happy birthday, Jesus” and “Jesus Christ” messages painted on city snowplows. I don’t view it as much of an honor.

First, consider who’s giving the award. […]