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Today I went to jail

The concrete walls soar straight up towards the sunny sky. It’s just like a fortress should be – a fortress founded smack bam in the middle of the city. 1,167 more words


Change the World?

We can change the world. / Rearrange the world. — Graham Nash

Back in the day, it was an American commonplace that any kid could grow up to be president. 850 more words


The Analytics Trap

One million hits on the blog, and #1000 in the Amazon sales ranking!!

That would be nice, wouldn’t it?

Actually, this little blog has had its 1000th view, and the sales ranking for my book just passed through #1 million, going the wrong way! 747 more words

Ancient Israel

Television's Teachers

You can earn college credit by watching The History Channel?

Well, sort of.

A partnership between the History Channel and the University of Oklahoma has developed a 16-week, 3-credit college online course called “United States, 1865 to the Present.” It emphasizes the History Channel’s multimedia archives so that students can… 371 more words


Pastors' Housing, Take 2

Last week, almost a year after a district court in Wisconsin declared the parsonage exemption unconstitutional, the Seventh Circuit has reversed her decision. And thus ends a (brief) chapter in the religious culture wars. 980 more words

Society & Culture

Blueberries For Sal

The 1948 picture book Blueberries for Sal never fails to take me back to my childhood. My parents used to read it to me at bedtime until I was old enough to read it to them instead. 243 more words


Changing The Channel

Is YouTube the solution to the sex ed controversy?

Every minute 100 hours of video footage are uploaded to YouTube. A likely majority of these videos are sneezing pandas and laughing babies, but a new trend is also emerging: using YouTube as a platform for sex education. 856 more words