Flotsam and jetsam (11/12)

Praise Squirrel

Good Reads

  • 7 Ways Diversity Played in the Election: “It’s demography, stupid!” is the new mantra for analyzing the 2012 election, in which African Americans, Asian Americans and Latinos cast their votes in overwhelming numbers for President Obama. But religious diversity was another key theme. How so? Let me count the ways.
  • Duly Noted: The Past, Present, and Future of Note-Taking: We’re not talking about failed collegiate attempts to scribble down everything your history professor said. It’s becoming ever easier to record something. The trick is to be selective about what you make it a point to remember.
  • Goodbye, Christian America; Hello, True Christianity:  While I would be happy to see the Ten Commandments back on the courthouse wall, the fight over symbolic issues is backfiring, alienating people from the truths of the gospel rather than attracting them to it. The kind of Christianity the world responds to is the authentic “love your neighbor” kind. Its appeal can’t be legislated through court battles and neither can courts stop its spread.
  • iPhones, iPads, and Christian Parenting: Here’s what I just don’t understand: the trend among professing Christian families to give their pre-teen children iPhones and iPads or their equivalent devices, with unrestricted Internet access.

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  • Apparently the people who produced Rebecca Black’s “Friday” actually know how to make a worse song. That’s impressive.



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