It's National Library Week and we'd like to remind you that there are many reasons to support your local library. We've got three important and practical ones right here in one of our favorite archived posts at The Discarded Image ("3 Practical Reasons to Support Public Libraries"). Check it out.
From time to time, I’ve written here about what a great local library we have, but last night certainly topped my library experiences. Perrysburg’s Way Public Library hosted our first ever TEDx event, and I had the honor of being emcee.
My first article at On Faith ("Let There Be Violence?") is up. The piece looks at responses to violence in the Bible. Any cursory reading of the Old Testament, for example, turns up several troubling stories, which I mention in the article. There are, of course, several responses to these stories, but in this
There is nothing groundbreaking or earth-shattering about Thomas Cahill's latest Hinges of History volume, Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World, but that is not why the series is so popular. Cahill's work is a high flight over the historical landscape with the occasional landing to meet representative and
It's a story making its way around the internet at the moment, Bryan College of Dayton, Tennessee is returning to its fundamentalist roots and obligating professors to sign a creationist statement.
“So many books, so little time” certainly rings true even if you’re only counting the bestseller lists, or the Indie Next list, or just your own never-ending TBR. But it’s worse than that, because the majority of those lists are just English books. What about all the great literature being published in other languages?
“The ability to think for one’s self depends upon one’s mastery of the language.” ~ Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Next summer, a book I've co-authored with Menachem Wecker, Consider No Evil: Two Faith Traditions and the Problem of Academic Freedom in Religious Higher Education (Cascade Books, 2014) will be released. Summer is a few months off, but I’m sure it will be here before I know it.