Archive for the ‘History’ Category
December 17th, 2012 by L. James Everett, III.
TweetI was going to write about procrastination but I’ll do that one later. Some of you might be a little weirded-out by this topic. I urge you to stick with this post all the way through. Today, I’m thinking about 3 things. 1. Winter, the end of the year. 2. Now, the end of history. [...]
December 3rd, 2012 by Sarah Jackson
TweetWe sit on the couch and he tells me about his life group leaders training meeting. “They want us to keep our eyes open when we pray together, to make sure no one gets hurt.” I raise my eyebrows. “I guess someone fell over once and got injured while the group was praying.” He looks [...]
October 22nd, 2012 by L. James Everett, III.
TweetThe Slaughterhouse Cases is a happy story. It is also a sad story. And it is a true story, with a lesson for today. After the Civil War, the Republicans controlled Louisiana and pushed for “Reconstruction.” The South had been destroyed in the war, and it needed to be rebuilt. So the Republican party, which [...]
September 17th, 2012 by L. James Everett, III.
TweetHave you noticed the way we talk and think about time? I recently heard a couple of atheist scholars, Richard Dawkins and Michael Shermer, argue why atheism is true. In that debate (there is a YouTube link to that debate below, but please don’t go to it just yet), Shermer refers to the “religious view” [...]
August 13th, 2012 by Sarah Jackson
TweetOne morning last spring I was awakened by a voice declaring, “They’ve bought the lie that their lives are about them.” I’m not sure if a bizarre dream precipitated this declaration, and I don’t know who “they” were, but I know I was one of them. That voice was talking to me. As the words [...]