From the October 31, 2022 issue of The New Yorker.
Cashier: This store has recently begun charging you for services we used to give you for free. Incompetent thinkers: Wow, you must really care about the environment and justice. Cashier: Yes, thanks. Pay up. Incompetent thinkers: Sure. No problem.
Boys in 8th grade Latin classes: “When are we actually going to use this in the real world? Boys in 12th grade: “I wrote my thesis on why travel soccer players should be paid in cryptocurrency.”
Tom: What do you take in your coffee? Harry: I’m allergic to cow’s milk. What else do you have? Tom: I’ve got oat milk. Harry: I don’t like the taste. Tom: I’ve got goat milk. Harry: It’s so expensive. Tom: I’ve got boat milk. Harry: Boat milk? What’s that? Tom: It’s part of Lockheed Martin’sContinue reading “Oat Milk, Goat Milk, Boat Milk”
“In the last several years, your school may have developed a “vacation problem,” as a colleague of mine recently put it. A “vacation problem” is a tendency among school families to take long vacations in the middle of the school year. Your school may have had vacation issues prior to 2020, but pandemic policies inevitablyContinue reading “Skipping School”
Francis Bacon’s depiction of human beings back in the 1960s is curiously similar to AI drawn human beings today.
What TikTok does to ninth grade girls, Twitter does to mid-range Christian intellectuals.
Christian thought leader on Twitter: I bought a new toothbrush today. *4000 likes* There is absolutely no way this level of affirmation for something so banal is possibly good for the soul of anyone purporting to offer spiritual guidance about anything to anyone.
If you don’t have a great answer to the question, “Why do you go to that church?” then you also don’t have a great answer to the question, “Why do you go to church?” If you go to that church for shallow reasons, you go to church for shallow reasons. If that church and theContinue reading “Why Denominations Matter”