Monthly Archives: December 2018

Breath of life

Breath of life “Shinto is considered to be, at least in its origins, one expression of animism, the world’s oldest religion. Thus, we are left with Shinto as both a religion unique to Japan and an expression of the world’s oldest faith.”

Black Triangles

Black Triangles “Afterwards, we came to refer to certain types of accomplishments as “black triangles.” These are important accomplishments that take a lot of effort to achieve, but upon completion you don’t have much to show for it — only that more work can now proceed. It takes someone who really knows the guts of […]

A Southern Baptist seminary just admitted its slave-owning past. But it didn’t touch the theology behind it.

A Southern Baptist seminary just admitted its slave-owning past. But it didn’t touch the theology behind it. “What I call slaveholder religion isn’t exclusive to white Christians; it applies to anyone who says you can be saved without being caught up in creating the kingdom of God in this life and the life to come. […]

Against moral sainthood

Against moral sainthood “Wolf’s two versions of moral sainthood are modelled on the two most influential moral philosophies of modern Western philosophy: utilitarianism (which inspires Wolf’s Loving Saint) and Kantianism (which inspires the Rational Saint). What would your life be like, Wolf asks, if you lived these moral worldviews to the max? Wolf suggests that […]

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Emotions are data — Gaylon Parsons (@gaylonparsons) December 11, 2018 via

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It's perfectly possible to be liberal, progressive and conservative. #lpc — John Nerst (@everytstudies) December 6, 2018 via

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The Next Level of xG: Expected Possession Goals by @tacticsplatform, @etmckinley, @jmoorequakes — American Soccer Analysis (@AnalysisEvolved) August 29, 2018 via

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Who's got the greatest VO2max of them all? A paper on "New Records in Human Power" reports three Norwegian women around 80 ml/kg/min: an Olympic finalist runner, an XC ski world champion, and star junior orienteer. — Alex Hutchinson (@sweatscience) August 16, 2018 via

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Here are the highest cumulative attendances for games played in for careers for All-Time and pre 1946 (with the usual turnstile vs actual attendance caveats) Jeter at 107m. Ruth at 25m. (@KeithOlbermann) — Sean Forman (@sean_forman) August 8, 2018 via

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Make what you will of the Passover laws and the many other similar issues, but how we view the Bible as God’s word, revelatory, authoritative, etc., cannot be ignorant or dismissive of how this Bible actually behaves. — Peter Enns (@peteenns) June 12, 2018 via

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In the Lord's Prayer, Jesus is engaging a portrait of God that is part of the biblical tradition but for many of us is simply off the table. — Peter Enns (@peteenns) May 30, 2018 via

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Everyone I’ve ever talked to who has been poor and is not anymore has the same story of the moment they realized they weren’t poor anymore: grocery shopping. — Erynn Brook (@ErynnBrook) May 15, 2018 via

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Nothing says "America" more than a aircraft carrier made of beer cases. — USA Military (@USAMilitaryUSA) May 16, 2018 via

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A second transbay tube could ease Alameda’s nightmarish traffic and boost Oakland’s economy. And transportation officials are now taking the idea seriously for the first time. — Oakland Magazine (@eastbay365) May 15, 2018 via

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The new pathways would allow students to accelerate at several different junctures in high school as they are ready for it. — Alameda Unified (@AUSDNews) October 24, 2018 via

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Berkeley grad student Urmila Mahadev spent eight years in graduate school solving one of the most basic questions in quantum computation: How do you know whether a quantum computer has done anything quantum at all? — Cal:150 yrs of light🌟 (@Cal) October 9, 2018 via

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21) More to the point, Rand’s political philosophy is itself profoundly authoritarian. It essentially advocates the supremacy of the will of the powerful individuals who reside atop the economic hierarchy. We little people should happily submit to the rule of the John Galts. — David Neiwert (@DavidNeiwert) September 6, 2018 via

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Many thanks to @kenklippenstein for joining us to talk about the state of investigative journalism. One crucial takeaway from Ken: In the US, journalistic censorship largely comes from an economic structure that stops talented writers from taking chances. — matt sienkiewicz (@mediastudied) September 5, 2018 via

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My critique on us,why are we in such a hurry? Do we need a cliff notes version of life? Should we eat, love, marriage, family and death faster? I like to read a book, listen to album, have a conversation, take in a ballgame. Maybe baseball is saving us — Ryan Spilborghs (@spillygoat19) August […]

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Wow, chart from Bill Kerr's new book. US gets wildly disproportionate share of the world's inventor immigrants. — Ryan Decker (@UpdatedPriors) December 4, 2018 via