The Death of Adulthood

October 22, 2014

This article on the end of adulthood, young adult fiction, television and more prompted a lot of interest. What does it say about our culture and its future?

Christianity and Islam Compared

October 22, 2014

I agree that some of the comparisons noted here might not work (and obviously there is an agenda in the comparison). Nevertheless, there is some value in these kind of historic studies. They make us think and be sure that we are thinking (and believing) clearly.

Sam Harris and Spirituality?

October 22, 2014

Perhaps. A review of his latest which has some interesting aspects. Can there be a spirituality with religion? I doubt it, but the very question says something about how humans are wired.

Vintage Dust Jackets

October 22, 2014

Here’s some aesthetically pleasing stuff. Good for a drizzly midweek afternoon.

25 is the new 21

October 21, 2014

Changing patterns in maturity. Children are increasingly likely to depend on parents for support much longer. For obvious reasons.

Academic Freedom?

October 21, 2014

An interesting account of the current world of academic politics. It could be a frightening reality, given the lack of due process that is seen in this account.

Bookseller lessons

October 21, 2014

Not exactly “scientific”, but kind of fun, for us book-selling types.

Beloit Mindset List 2014

October 21, 2014

Always worth a look. I’m getting so old…

Augustine Quotes

October 21, 2014

Here’s a brief selection of some important Augustine quotes. Here’s one:

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.

The Importance of Baptism

October 21, 2014

From Roger Olson, thoughts on the importance of baptism.


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