Some highlights from the last two weeks:
- We launched a summer series, “Journey Moments,” that involves partnerships with some folks making pilgrimages. The series is introduced here, and the post about the Migrant’s Journey project kicks the series off.
- Ryan Duns returns to TJP’s pages with a series of letters to an aspiring atheist — the first two of the planned five are up now: Why is there Anything? and Creation ex Nihilo
- Ever wonder if the great American novel is going to come from Florida? Jeff Johnson has, and it gave us an excuse to use an awesome picture of some alligators as well.
- John Shea, TJP’s resident parasitologist — doesn’t everybody have one? — on the dangers of keeping it clean
- In the All Things Linked department:
- We’ve got a debut piece from Vinny Marchionni, which ends with the words “God who heals with the electric teal.“
- Perry Petrich finds a way to rescue the “you’ve got a friend in Jesus” line from condescension
- In the latest in a centuries-long sequence of Jesuits getting kicked out of places for doing good work, Matthew Dunch points us at the news from Syria
- Tim O’Brien, on the sound of silence; and Paddy Gilger, on the sound of Mr. Rogers
- And from our bloggers:
TJP may not be beach reading, though we suppose you could bring an iPad … but we’re glad you’re onboard for the summer. Stay tuned for more in the How to Be an Atheist and Journey Moments series, as well as our regular posts. As always, you’ll find them covered, next week in review.