A priest at the Catholic church in Nogales, Mexico, formed a shelter for Central American refugees. He would contact us when he had a family or individuals at great risk, political dissenters who would be killed at home. We began to house them at the church. After almost a year of what we thought was … Continue reading The Sanctuary Movement Began with a Church
The Italian Space Agency announced Wednesday that researchers have detected signs of a large, stable body of liquid water locked away beneath a mile of ice near Mars' south pole. The observations were recorded by the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding instrument—Marsis for short. - Robbie Gonzalez, Wired, "Scientists Discover Evidence of … Continue reading Big News for Terraforming
We need to have a rubric to judge social infractions. What exactly was said or done? In what context? What was the intention? Who was offended or hurt? How badly? How long ago did it happen? Is this a first offense? I, too, want to eliminate offensive speech and actions as quickly as possible. I … Continue reading Judging Social Infractions
It’s impossible to pinpoint the exact moment when that sound and scene coalesced into something cohesive enough to merit a name, but then again none of the labels people came up with—cosmic cowboy, progressive country, redneck rock, and, ultimately, outlaw country—made everyone happy. Still, the pivotal year was 1972, and the place was Austin. Liquor … Continue reading Outlaw Country – Origins
The no-set-lists rule is one of the many ways White tries to keep his shows exciting. He also keeps his tours short (“It’s a way of making sure that I don’t get into any ruts. I like going on tour for two, two-and-a-half weeks because it resets everything in your brain”) and bans cellphones, asking … Continue reading No Set-Lists, No Phones
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The island would go on to receive scores, if not hundreds, of people who died during the AIDS epidemic, which during the 1980s and 1990s killed more than 100,000 people in New York, about a quarter of AIDS deaths nationwide during the same period. Trying to pin down the precise number of those with AIDS … Continue reading Mercy.
Fortnite, for anyone not a teen-ager or a parent or educator of teens, is the third-person shooter game that has taken over the hearts and minds—and the time, both discretionary and otherwise—of adolescent and collegiate America. Released last September, it is right now by many measures the most popular video game in the world. At … Continue reading What is Fortnite?
No one can examine this record and escape the conclusion that in the great outline of its principles the Declaration was the result of the religious teachings of the preceding period. The profound philosophy which Jonathan Edwards applied to theology, the popular preaching of George Whitefield, had aroused the thought and stirred the people of … Continue reading Profoundly American
“Evangelical” used to denote people who claimed the high moral ground; now, in popular usage, the word is nearly synonymous with “hypocrite.” When I used the word to describe myself in the nineteen-seventies, it meant I was not a fundamentalist. If I use the name today, however, it means to hearers that I am. - Timothy … Continue reading The Word “Evangelical”