21 November 2009

Saturday Morning Bustello

House jobs changed last night.  I'm now the co-Sacristan.  More on those duties later, but the main task is to clean the chapel each Saturday morning.  Saturday mornings just became a whole lot busier.

I'm not sure whether I'll read Reading Jesus by Mary Gordon, but it sure does seem fascinating.

A clip from the review:

The Jesus we encounter in Gordon’s deep and impassioned reading of the Gospels demands the impossible (“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect”), offers paradoxes (“Those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it”), forgives without prejudice and makes a startlingly simple promise: “I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly.” Ultimately, “Reading Jesus” traces one writer’s path to the conclusion that no matter the dissonances large and small, belief in this promise and the God who makes it is the beginning of creativity.
Read the rest here.

If you find yourself interested in the Bill James' theory on strikouts, this is a winner.

It seems like at first glance, at least, to be encouraging anecdotal news.

Gladwell vs. Pinker is on.

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