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Correcting David Barton’s Version of History

I found this post by John Fea over at The Way of Improvement Leads Home to be useful. Since it is so short, I will take the liberty to quote it in its entirety here. The interesting things are in the links Fea provides. Warren Throckmorton, a psychology professor at Grove City College in western […]

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Central PA

Recently the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team was in New Cumberland, PA to rebuild a home (south of Harrisburg, off Rt. 83). The builder attends Mountain Ridge Church in Dillsburg, and used to attend McBIC, so I know who he is and have interacted with him occasionally, though not for years. The episode was filmed […]

Is Busyness Next to Godliness?

Most people would answer that question with some comment about how obviously wrong this title is. Still, we often live our lives as if it were true. Over at Relevant Magazine, Mason Slater offers some thoughts about the cult of busyness. After pointing out the cultural pressure, even within the Church, he offers: Here’s the […]

Thoughts from (Last Week’s) TMQ

A little behind on my reading of Gregg Easterbrook’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback column on, so just getting to the entirety of last week’s TMQ. The football pieces are old news now, but here are my favorite non-NFL pieces (find the whole thing here): ———————————- On New York Times corrections: New York Times Corrections on […]

The IRS Version of the Quadratic Formula

Thanks to friend, and AP Stat Reading roomie, Jonathan Osters for the link to this: