Aren’t we lucky we have Mark Eric Dyson & Jonathan Merritt….

....because obviously all of the Christian biblical scholars who have lived and written over the centuries had scripture wrong till they came around: But the wrong-headed belief that hitting children is not only a good thing but a "God thing" is rooted in poor and partial readings of the Bible, as well as ignorance about modern … Continue reading Aren’t we lucky we have Mark Eric Dyson & Jonathan Merritt….

Pretty good news from Latin America: the Pacific Alliance

While Venezuela, at one time arguably the richest country in the region, sells itself to Cuba and careens into disaster, and Argentina, another has-been, defaults yet again, it is easy to despair about the state of things in our hemisphere. It comes as a relief to read about the Pacific Alliance, a common market in … Continue reading Pretty good news from Latin America: the Pacific Alliance

The same old 50 It’s always been

The Doctor: You were smiling at nothing. I'd almost say you were in love but, to be honest... Clara: Honest? The Doctor:  ...you're not a young woman anymore. Clara: Yes, I am. The Doctor:  Well you don't look it. Clara:  I do look it The Doctor:  That's right keep your spirits up Doctor Who Into the … Continue reading The same old 50 It’s always been