I recently asked "what's the news?" of a friend and he was so confused. Is this a regional expression? Or maybe it is too archaic and I should stick with "what's up?" instead?
Anyway, the few hangers on of this blog often tell me they like me to find interesting things to read for them. Here are some recycled bits from other people's blogs:
Baby boomers and movies, or how our parents' generation screwed things up (you know how I feel about those hippies)
David Bentley Hart on the death of Christian culture
Food for thought on migrant workers in Arizona
(And about this last article, I agree with the blogger that Christian charity should be shown to these migrant workers and their families. But what the hell does that have to do with the GOP? I cannot stand the association of Christian morality with Republicans any more than I can stomach liberals hijacking choice church teachings for themselves.
For the record, when the US government is sitting around with its you know what up its you know where (I worked for Migrant Education for two years, I know how little the gov't does for these kids) the Catholic Church and many Protestant denominations are busy feeding, clothing, and educating migrant families. Christian charity is in abundance for these families even when sensibility from our politicians is nowhere to be found. )
If you want links to juicy stuff in the news that intersects with matter of morality and faith I suggest frequenting the Anchoress and New Advent.