But are they really Muslims?

But are they really Muslims?

The savage inhumanity of ISIS’s brutal ideologues continued to manifest itself this week as the organization kidnapped hundreds of Christians to be used, abused, and possibly beheaded in a sneering show of radical imbecility that grows from a perverted...
Snowbirds

Snowbirds

There’s no business like snow business when it comes to turning schedules upside down. Schools from counties around all around are getting blasted for calling off class, for not calling off class, or for sending out the buses and then changing their minds....
Who’s among the Baptists?

Who’s among the Baptists?

Stanley Hauerwas is not a Baptist, but sometimes he acts like one — often by criticizing them — and some of his targets have appreciated the feedback. Hauerwas, the Gilbert T. Rowe Emeritus Professor of Divinity and Law at Duke University, is a noted...
Dangerous love

Dangerous love

According to a consumer spending survey by the National Retail Federation, Americans were expected to spend $18.9 billion dollars this year on Valentine’s Day. That works out to more than $142 per person, up from $133 last year. If that sounds high, it’s...
Are they really working?

Are they really working?

I allow my students to use laptop computers in class because I want them to take good notes, and most people can type faster and more legibly than they can write by hand. Though I warn them against it at the beginning of each semester, I often ramble around the room...
Old stuff, new news

Old stuff, new news

Folks who are interested in archaeology might be interested in a few tidbits about old stuff in the current news. The Islamic extremists behind the ISIS movement continue to demonstrate their inhumanity: not only do they indiscriminately murder and maim current...