It’s cold outside–by which I mean it’s a regular Carolina winter day, below freezing in the morning, headed to 50ish by midafternoon. It’s not, of course, cold by the standards someone like good Mr. Herrick Kimball would think of cold, but it’s unpleasant enough. But then this weekend will be high 60s-to-low-70s, and that’s a true part of Carolina winters, too, when those days come in every few weeks.
Readings for Today:
- The limits of the symbols we use to engage public life, especially as people of faith.
- The ways in which our use of
mercenaries“private military contractors” promises to pay real and chaotic dividends in the global future.
- Competition and conformity: thoughts and advice for students.
- A fascinating primer on the history of the pencil.
- Apropos to yesterday’s Saved by the Bell reunion–a minor league baseball team’s SBTB-themed jerseys.
Been floating around on certain corners of Twitter recently–what are the duties of church membership?