- The Root of Evil: It is common in the secular West to run through a list of such episodes—the Crusades, the Inquisition, Aztec human sacrifices, the European Wars of Religion, the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 and so on—and conclude that religion has a peculiar tendency to lend itself to violent acts.
- ‘Like’ This Article Online? Your Friends Will Probably Approve, Too, Scientists Say: If you “like” this article on a site like Facebook, somebody who reads it is more likely to approve of it, even if the reporting and writing are not all that great. But surprisingly, an unfair negative reaction will not spur others to dislike the article. Instead, a thumbs-down view will soon be counteracted by thumbs up from other readers.
- One God, two questions, and three things the church needs: The executive director of The Association of Theological Schools has three points for new seminary graduates about ministry in a time that has no name, for a future that is not yet here.
- Is hookup culture a myth? A new study finds that students are having less sex these days than two decades ago.
- Who’s Your Literary Twin? I always find these interesting. This time I came out as Bilbo Baggins.
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