Basic Instructions delivers again.
As I told the subscribers when they saw this comic, someone I know asked me to be the executor …
He makes a very good point in the final panel.
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I must confess that the truth behind the first myth was a surprise to me, and I consider myself very well informed on these issues.
Found in Leviticus 25, the biblical practice of Jubilee is becoming ever more prominent in discussions about justice, poverty, and debt relief. Many evangelical authors mention Jubilee as a biblical example of debt forgiveness and redistribution of land. It has also gained popular attention in the news media.
Jubilee has been offered by several sources as a solution to our current economic crisis. At Forbes, Erik Kain asked, “Could a debt jubile…
There are some helpful thoughts here about the challenge of making historical films. Leaving aside the specifics about the movie Lincoln (which I have not seen), I agree with Douthat’s broader points.
Is this fall’s big historical film unfair to radicalism?
Some of these numbers are amazing. I’m not surprised at the way the study was reported, though. This is like those studies that tell people coffee is good for them: they so want it to be true that they don’t look at the details.
About a week ago a curious story began to make the media rounds. Apparently porn stars’ lives aren’t nearly the mess they are often presumed to be. Instead, the news cycle declared, they display great…
This is an interesting way to think about it, although I must confess that I have qualms about those who profess to love all of mankind and yet do not love the people around them.
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