Archive for October, 2014

baldwin-native-son.original.pdf

Source: english.duke.edu

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Tropical Babel — Failed Architecture

The striking El Helicoide building in Caracas was planned as a highway to consumer heaven, but became a stairway to hell instead.

Source: failedarchitecture.com

"You do not have to wrap your head around something to see it’s beauty" …….I am at pains to remember who I am quoting….

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Damnation, American style: How American preachers reinvented hell

Fire and brimstone survived the Enlightenment and prospered at the dawn of the American republic — but why?

Source: www.salon.com

On this one allow me to quote Randy Alcorn… "For the first ten years I knew Christ I was mostly Arminian, and now I’m mostly Calvinist. But I understand both theologies, and I don’t appreciate the way I often see both of them misrepresented. My approach is very respectful of opposing viewpoints. I quote directly from people with different perspectives rather than summarizing their viewpoint to make it a straw man that’s easily torched or dismantled. I try to fairly represent all positions, and show how each can be supported by some Scripture. I explain the need to bring all Scripture to the table, and to embrace paradox rather than rejecting one position in favor of another. My hope is that both Calvinists and Arminians (as well as those who don’t know what the terms mean or which they are) will be stretched to see what Scripture really says."

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Why We Keep Playing the Lottery – Issue 17: Big Bangs – Nautilus

To grasp how unlikely it was for Gloria C. MacKenzie, an 84-year-old Florida widow, to have won the $590 million Powerball lottery…

Source: nautil.us

In my own estimation as a Christian, I know that gambling is wrong. Woe unto the ones who want to win.

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The Making of Ice Cube’s “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted”

IAn exclusive excerpt from “Check The Technique Vol 2″ reveals how a gangsta’s fairytale became a classic

Source: medium.com

When I read this…..I was like……this guy must have done his research.

I will find the two books.

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What the Garbageman Knows

As Sayyid Ahmed collects trash in Peter Hessler’s Cairo neighborhood, he reveals the contradictions of life in modern Egypt.

Source: www.newyorker.com

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Vice: We’ve Been Had, and We Let It Happen

How a trio of “punk capitalists” killed the counterculture and beat big media at its own game.

Source: penguinrandomhouse.ca

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