Archive | August, 2014

“The Ocean Is Dying”

August 24, 2014

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A new Netflix documentary portrays the the life of Dr. Sylvia Earle, who broke through the gender barrier fifty years ago and has been studying the ocean ever since.

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Praying for Iraq

August 20, 2014

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The traditional answer to pacifism is the so-called “Just War” argument. It’s a classic case of bad branding. Pacifists look like peacemakers while “Just War” advocates look like they’re arguing for war.

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Why pastors look like twisted pretzels

August 2, 2014

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It’s a verified fact: Anyone signing up for the professional ministry is nuts. Don’t waste time on those psychological tests. If they apply, they’re cracked. That would be me. I’ve been throwing myself into the kind of work that lands people on the operating table for 25 years. It’s American Anxiety Employment on steroids. I’m loopy.

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