Monday, April 07, 2014

More Linkin, Abraham

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Barna Describes Religious Changes Among Busters, Boomers, and Elders Since 1991 -- "The three oldest generational segments of America’s population have been actively redefining their faith over the past two decades."
Dewey President Williams -- "As a child, Williams was instructed in the singing of Sacred Harp or shape-note hymns by his grandmother in the kitchen of her house."
How math illumines our infinite God -- “In Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith, Gottfried Leibniz, the co-founder of calculus, thought that 'most scientific problems need infinitesimal calculus because everything in nature bears the signature of an infinite author.'”
Lawyers: The purpose of marriage is procreation -- "Marriage exists for its procreative potential, not just as recognition of a loving relationship between two people, and the U.S. Supreme Court agrees, lawyers for an Oklahoma clerk said in a new court filing."
Make a joyful noise: The revival of sacred harp singing -- "...people singing power chords!"
Mom Pleads for Help in Search for Missing Nursing Student -- "Bahia Bisharat was last seen on March 19 at St. Charles Community College near St. Louis, and her car was found in the parking lot..."
Party of the rich: In Congress, it's the Democrats -- "Republicans are the party of the rich, right?...But in Congress, the wealthiest among us are more likely to be represented by a Democrat than a Republican."
Poetry is a Way of Seeing: A Conversation with Betty Adcock -- "I feel my roots grow in both sides of the south’s past: the poor-white, dirt-farming majority and the plantation-owning minority. I know more than one thing because of that."
Racial Imaginaries and Folklorization at the Society for American Music -- "My session also featured Florida State musicology doctoral candidate Sarah Kahre, who presented a fascinating paper on what revisions of the tune “Boylston” in different editions of The Sacred Harp tell us about revisers priorities."

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