Faith, Work, & Foot-Washing: What We Can Learn from Christ’s Example
Faith, work, and foot-washing: what can we learn from Christ's example of service, and how does this apply to our work?
article  theology  jesus 
14 hours ago
'St. Matthew Passion': A Monumental Bach Feast
Bach's oratorio The St. Matthew Passion has been called the Mount Everest of Western classical music. For some three and a half hours, it tells the story of Jesus' last days, based on the Gospel of St. Matthew. A new DVD deals with this monumental work in an original way.
article  npr  music  stmatthewpassion 
14 hours ago
Why I'm a pro-life liberal
A genuine pro-life position supports the lives of mothers and children rather than simply their births
article  editorial  abortion  politics 
14 hours ago
The State of American Beer
What's rising, what's fading, and what people are really drinking
article  economics  beer  atlanticmag  editorial 
This 1981 Computer Magazine Cover Explains Why We’re So Bad at Tech Predictions
Thirty-three years later, artist Robert Tinney's concept smartwatch is worth at least a thousand words.
article  technology  history  editorial  timemag 
3 Things You Should Know About the Paycheck Fairness Act
The Senate is set to vote on the so-called Paycheck Fairness Act today. Here are three things you should know about the bill.
article  blog  editorial  law  government  economics  politics  gender  egalitarianism 
Christians Must Reject Putin’s Christianity
Putin’s Christianity is not "traditional." A traditional Christian would not lament the collapse of the Soviet Union as the "greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century."
article  editorial  russia  putin  christianity  politics  culture  blog 
TurboTax maker linked to grassroots campaign against free, simple tax filing
Eight letters to feds/op-eds are all written after nudges from a PR firm repping Intuit.
article  taxation  government  arstechnica  editorial  culture  technology 
3 days ago
Croquet & the Wall Street Journal
Last Saturday, St. John's played the Naval Academy in our annual croquet match. Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal broadcasted a video of the event. Among
video  sjc  croquet 
3 days ago
Just Render Unto Caesar Already: The IRS and Frivolous Tax Arguments
In an attempt to trap Jesus, some Pharisees and Herodians asked him, “Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? Should we pay them, or should we not?” I
article  actoninstitute  taxation  government  editorial 
3 days ago
Fingerprint lock in Samsung Galaxy 5 easily defeated by whitehat hackers
Multiple weaknesses put devices and PayPal accounts within reach of attackers.
article  arstechnica  security  editorial  samsung 
3 days ago
Diversity and Dishonesty
Mozilla and Brandeis may preach pluralism, but it’s a sham.
article  rossdouthat  nytimes  editorial  culture  progressiveism  education  diversity  pluralism  mozilla  islam  marriage 
4 days ago
The next big thing in wearable tech may be ear computers
The future of "smart" wearable devices could be in your ear, according to the "wireless evangelist" Nick Hunn. Hunn is working on a new market forecast report for wearable tech, and wrote in a preview that he expects "hearables," or smart earbuds, to be worth over $5 billion by 2018.
article  editorial  quartzmag  technology  future 
7 days ago
Equality and the Culture of Perpetual Offense
"If it is true that equality will never be fully realized, and if in an age of increasing equality inequalities will produce acute offense, then we should expect to see a society of perpetually offended citizens desperately chasing the elusive goal of equality."
article  inequality  equality  editorial  frontporchrepublic  culture  * 
8 days ago
The House Always Wins
For those heading to Las Vegas hoping to win vast amounts of money, use this graphic as a friendly reminder that things probably won’t work out in your favor. That said, if you want to lose a smaller...
article  gambling  statistics  blog  visualization 
8 days ago
The Secret Shame of an Unacquired Tech Worker
An interview with Amy, a female employee who was left out of her start-up's acquisition by Google.
article  nymag  siliconvalley  startup  google  culture  technology 
8 days ago
Love Is Our King: De-Institutionalizing Enmity
Our culture does not want us, as Christians, to love it. Our culture wants us to hate it. That makes us the bad guys, and our culture wants us to be the bad guys.
article  editorial  love  theology  culture 
8 days ago
Cruel When Not Kind
On sentimentality and brutality, two sides of a coin
article  cityjournal  editorial  zoo  eu  cruelty 
8 days ago
Lessons in Creative Destruction from ‘Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel’
Creative destruction can be a painful thing, particularly when you’re the one being destroyed. I’ve been-there done-that, and when things hit, I can’t say
article  actoninstitute  economics  *  editorial 
8 days ago
The Case of Brendan Eich
The fate of a C.E.O. and the future of pluralism.
article  editorial  rossdouthat  nytimes  mozilla  culture  sexuality  pluralism 
9 days ago
Handheld quantum key generators are on the way
Simple client, complex server herald quantum security in the future.
article  arstechnica  security  privacy  editorial  technology 
9 days ago
The Lottery And Big Government’s Gambling Hypocrisy
Government shouldn’t be in the business of ripping people off. They do that enough, even without the lottery.
article  gambling  lottery  thefederalist  editorial  government 
9 days ago
When You're Waiting in the Wilderness
Faithfully executing God's call in modest ministry contexts is not selling out. God works wonders in the wilderness.
article  theology  wilderness  season  * 
9 days ago
Navy prepares to take railgun to sea
General Atomics- and BAE-built guns will be tested on high-speed vessel in 2016.
article  war  arstechnica  energy  navy 
10 days ago
How To Understand True And Faux Liberalism
Democrats, having long since abandoned the cause of economic liberty, seem increasingly hostile to the whole host of First Amendment freedoms.
article  editorial  thefederalist  history  government  politics 
10 days ago
Android Is Huge. But Here’s Why Developers Keep Favoring Apple.
This post originally appeared in Business Insider. This map showing the locations of 280 million individual posts on Twitter shows a depressing divide in America: Tweets coming from Manhattan tend to come from iPhones. Tweets coming from Newark, N.J., tend to come from Android phones. If you live in the...
article  editorial  via:daringfireball  slatemag  technology  android  ios 
11 days ago
U.S. Response to Crimea Worries Japan’s Leaders
The failure of the United States to take more forceful action to help Ukraine leaves Japan concerned about whether Washington would aid it in a conflict with China.
article  us  japan  china  russia  ukraine  editorial  nytimes  politics  military 
11 days ago
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