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Cynthia M. Allen: Knowledge, religion and the hard work of faith
Faith practiced well is like any other discipline worth pursuing: It requires work, commitment and study. As Thomas Aquinas said: "We can't have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterward we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves."
article  editorial  culture  religion  education 
20 hours ago
The Most Important Book Ever Is All Wrong
There's a persistent tension between the limits of the data Picketty presents and the grandiosity of the conclusions he draws.
article  bookreview  economics  culture  history  capitalism 
yesterday
Gaming the Wedding Gift Registry System
Registering for your wedding? Keep your must-have items away from the average price of your registry—they’re unlikely to be purchased.
article  statistics  culture  economics 
yesterday
'Ban Bossy?' Let's Look At The 'Research'
Remember the "Ban Bossy" campaign? Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook created the "Ban Bossy" campaign, recruiting a horde of celebrities, in order to make s
video  actoninstitute  feminism  equality  editorial  statistics  culturalresearch 
yesterday
One Simple Step Toward Making Politics Less Horrifying
You can sit passively back as your own political preconceptions take you for an easy ride, or you can retake the reins and steer your own thinking.
article  bigdata  government  statistics  editorial  culture  thefederalist 
yesterday
When to Hold Out For a Lower Airfare
In 2008, Microsoft snapped up Farecast, a company in the business of predicting airfares, for a handy $115 million. A poster child of the Big Data revolution, Farecast analyzed hundreds of billions...
article  538  statistics  editorial  travel 
yesterday
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 
4 days 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 
4 days 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 
4 days ago
The State of American Beer
What's rising, what's fading, and what people are really drinking
article  economics  beer  atlanticmag  editorial 
5 days ago
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 
5 days ago
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 
6 days ago
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 
6 days ago
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 
7 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 
7 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 
7 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 
7 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 
9 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 
12 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  * 
12 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 
12 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 
12 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 
12 days ago
Cruel When Not Kind
On sentimentality and brutality, two sides of a coin
article  cityjournal  editorial  zoo  eu  cruelty 
12 days ago
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