Hasids vs. Hipsters →
One of the most subtle, well-written and hilarious articles I have read in a long time. A sheer pleasure to read. Enjoy. In the months before the vote, Chinatown residents started complaining about a bike lane installed on Grand Street, asserting that speeding bicyclists posed a danger to ambulating oldsters. Truckers in Staten Island responded even more furiously, clinging to their vanishing...
Examining our roots →
A short piece by my former mentor, who recently started a multi-racial church in (predominantly African-American) South-side Chicago. It’s rare to hear white Christian males display this level of perception about how race embeds itself in church structures and exerts undue influence. For example: It became apparent that the way we do corporate prayer on Sunday mornings was somewhat...
A prayer from a good friend of mine, Easten Law: Unify my life. Bring together scholarship with practice. Consolidate my contexts with my vocation. Let my character and principles define my teaching, preaching, and organizing for both present challenges and future generations. Guide me to avoid the urgent and the good in order to invest in the timely and the best. Become present again in my...
Egypt exclusive →
More photos from Egypt. These are worth seeing. They’re more works of art than photojournalism. sandpipa: Morten Christoffer Bjørndal, one of my best friends, has been living in Cairo for the past two years and we’ve had a hard time getting a hold of him. I haven’t been worried, cause the dude has got the survival skills of Bear Gryllz and a cockroach combined.
The Big Picture: A harrowing, historic week in... →
I’ll be honest here: I don’t know much about what is going on in Egypt. But I do know that mass uprisings like this don’t come about for no reason. You can feel the soul force of humanity rising like a beautiful and frightening wave in these photos.
The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and...– David Foster Wallace. Pertinent to this generation, which often lives in the default setting, prefers unconsciousness, and skirts along the edges of the infinite, having been taught that it is futile to jump in.