A selection of favorites from the editors of Ordinary Times
Country music loses another…
Conservatives continue to deal with the death of fusionism and the challenge of figuring out what comes next.
On Saturday New Zealand has an election, who are the main players and what are the big issues?
How do you verify identity in a digital democracy?
Holy fishing Christ! Notes about a recent horrifying/riveting book about a murderous punk rock gang in early 80s Los Angeles.
In properly describing Donald Trump as a white supremacist, Jemele Hill joined a crowd of people who have done precisely the same thing. The White House’s response to her having done it though? It was very different.
The latest Stephen King horror adaptation plays like a big summer blockbuster
Against the recommendations of positive psychology
Everyone thinks they can get Amazon’s new headquarters; is it already a done deal?
Is “God” a necessary component to undergird universal human rights? And if so, what kind of God best serves the purpose and how compatible is the biblical God, and/or God of the various orthodox traditions with said purpose?
Pretty Much What It Says On The Tin
The inability to recognize another person’s humanity is how it is that Michael Bennett ended up being handcuffed on the ground, after having been threatened.
Asking whether or not one should exercise to lose weight isn’t the same as asking whether or not someone can. Dave puts a recent Vox article into its proper perspective and asks “do they even lift?”
So it begins…
Netflix’s and Marvel’s The Defenders is underwhelming, underpowered, and unimpressive. And yet, it might one day not be.
Practice makes perfect.
What makes practice?
You people are really disappointing both Joel Osteen and the authors of the Nashville Statement. You are going to need to fix that if you want to be back in their good graces.
Hurricane Harvey has had a devastating impact on the people of Texas. The whole country could be seeing some significant resulting changes as well.
The leaders of the Civil War shouldn’t be honored, but they should be remembered.
Mitch Albom is very, very offended about these kids today, especially about how offended they get, but also because they do not want to die when they eat food, and also because they have safe sex, oh, and also because…
One can hope it is the pardoning of Joe Arpaio
Listening to music is not always easy.
Bashing Millennials seems to be the favorite hobby of many cultural observers these days. Is there any truth to the stereotypes?
On the book “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer and the act of eating animals.
American workers are at a cross-roads and our political leaders all seem to be leading them in the wrong direction. What the ‘Amazon effect’ means for the future of labor.