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Elizabeth Bruenig on (currently my favorite podcast) The Argument: I don't think we're particularly well designed to cope with getting news of the entire world updated every ten minutes on a live stream. I think it's extremely stressful; it's too much true information. And I think it can lead to

Why This

I hate to write. It’s time-consuming. It requires prolonged focus. It demands study, reflection, confrontation, written and rewritten sentences, rough drafts, and crumpled pages. And that’s all before a piece is completed. After it’s “finished,” new torments emerge: the unanticipated argument, the missed typo, the now-obvious point,

Words Matter

Terminologies evolve, sure. But it is self-contradiction to moralize “words matter!” while simultaneously ignoring or abandoning etymologies.

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security and grace

Friends, I’ve yet to find anything else like it: The Christian gospel supplies both the security to boldly stand against injustice and the grace to humbly forgo cancel culture.

Made For This: Strength in Weakness

He said to me, “My strength is made perfect in weakness.” —2 Corinthians 12:9Strong and Weak LinksA couple of weeks ago, Malcolm Gladwell gave a talk where he articulated some of his analysis of – you guessed it – the coronavirus outbreak. If you’ve followed Gladwell before, you may have

“America’s urban rebirth is missing a key element: births”

Derek Thompson for The Atlantic: In high-density cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., no group is growing faster than rich college-educated whites without children, according to Census analysis by the economist Jed Kolko. By contrast, families with children older than 6 are in outright decline in these
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