Miles the golden in a field of purple and green. #spring #urbanappalachia  (at Lee Terrace)

Miles the golden in a field of purple and green. #spring #urbanappalachia (at Lee Terrace)

#UMC, what are the implications of social media as a force for good? #LearnfromthePope

bbcnewsus:

Pope Francis is a positive Tweeter, and other findings from pewresearch​ on how Americans see the Pope on his year anniversary.

#UMC, what are the implications of social media as a force for good? #LearnfromthePope

bbcnewsus:

Pope Francis is a positive Tweeter, and other findings from pewresearch​ on how Americans see the Pope on his year anniversary.

A more perfect union in charleston #wv what a gorgeous evening! (at Sitar of India)

A more perfect union in charleston #wv what a gorgeous evening! (at Sitar of India)

Never seen a “saddle stapler” before. Wonder what Milton would have thought of this at Initech. If you would staple those booklets, that’d be great…#tbt #officespace

Never seen a “saddle stapler” before. Wonder what Milton would have thought of this at Initech. If you would staple those booklets, that’d be great…#tbt #officespace

So everyone thinks the place they went to college is special. I’m no exception.
UNCG is beautiful in the springtime. #lfe  (at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro - UNCG)

So everyone thinks the place they went to college is special. I’m no exception.
UNCG is beautiful in the springtime. #lfe (at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro - UNCG)

Thanks for helping me figure this out, @cdsatduke see you soon! #creativity #story #work (at Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University)

Thanks for helping me figure this out, @cdsatduke see you soon! #creativity #story #work (at Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University)

How evangelicals won a culture war and lost a generation

How evangelicals won a culture war and lost a generation

Laura Harbert Allen:

Spot on…

Originally posted on CNN Belief Blog:

Opinion by  Rachel Held Evans , special to CNN

(CNN) — On March 24, World Vision announced that the U.S. branch of the popular humanitarian organization would no longer discriminate against employees in same-sex marriages.

It was a decision that surprised many but one that made sense, given the organization’s ecumenical…

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The Distributional Games

An important read: 

robertreich:

Every year I ask my class on “Wealth and Poverty” to play a simple game. I have them split up into pairs, and imagine I’m giving one of them $1,000. They can keep some of the money only on condition they reach a deal with their partner on how it’s to be divided up between them. I explain they’re…

UN report: Worst is yet to come with climate change

breakingnews:

New York Times: Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world’s oceans, scientists reported Monday, and they warned that the problem is likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are brought under control.

The report by the…

"The Pearl" is a 1984 Budd/Eno/Lanois collaboration that is just gorgeous. Plug in those earbuds and let this surround you as you work. Interesting fact: "Against the Sky" was sampled in U2’s "Cedars of Lebanon" (No Line on the Horizon album)