Quick pit stop for some kefir and pro-biotics. Thought I’d try out some skyr since I saw they’re carrying that here too. First time I’ve noticed it in a grocery store.
Coming back to pick up a prescription now that the pharmacy is open.
U.S. tax law allows television preachers to get away with almost anything. We know this from personal experience.
A revolutionary new history of humankind through the prism of work by leading anthropologist James Suzman
Work defines who we are. It determines our status, and dictates how, where, and with whom we spend most of our time. It mediates our self-worth and molds our values. But are we hard-wired to work as hard as we do? Did our Stone Age ancestors also live to work and work to live? And what might a world where work plays a far less important role look like?
How have millions of American Christians come to measure spiritual progress in terms of their financial status and physical well-being? How has the movement variously called Word of Faith, Health and Wealth, Name It and Claim It, or simply prosperity gospel come to dominate much of our contemporary religious landscape? Kate Bowler's Blessed is the first book to fully explore the origins, unifying themes, and major figures of a burgeoning movement that now claims millions of followers in America. Bowler traces the roots of the prosperity gospel: from the touring mesmerists, metaphysical sages, pentecostal healers, business oracles, and princely prophets of the early 20th century; through mid-century positive thinkers like Norman Vincent Peale and revivalists like Oral Roberts and Kenneth Hagin; to today's hugely successful prosperity preachers. Bowler focuses on such contemporary figures as Creflo Dollar, pastor of Atlanta's 30,000-member World Changers Church International; Joel Osteen, known as "the smiling preacher," with a weekly audience of seven million; T. D. Jakes, named by Time magazine one of America's most influential new religious leaders; Joyce Meyer, evangelist and women's empowerment guru; and many others. At almost any moment, day or night, the American public can tune in to these preachers-on TV, radio, podcasts, and in their megachurches-to hear the message that God desires to bless them with wealth and health. Bowler offers an interpretive framework for scholars and general readers alike to understand the diverse expressions of Christian abundance as a cohesive movement bound by shared understandings and common goals.
a lovely stuffed pepper with spices based on a Hungarian/Jewish recipe
Light breakfast while checking some sources.
I’ve gotten 3-4 random comments/questions on my Hypothes.is annotations in the past month (up from roughly 0 over the past year). Is there new functionality I’m not aware of, or is this random chance?
September 2, 2020, Wed 6:00 - 7:30pm (America/Los_Angeles)
Starting the Zoom: David Shanske
Meeting host: Chris Aldrich & Tantek Çelik
Homebrew Website Club is a meetup for anyone interested in personal websites and a distributed web. Whether you’re a blogger, coder, designer, or just someone who wants to improve their presence on the web, this meetup is for you.
Demos of personal website breakthroughs
Discussion around the independent web
Get to know other members of the IndieWeb!
Create or update your personal web site!
Finish that blog post you’ve been working on!
Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site, or are interested in a healthy, independent web!
I’ve got a “back to school night” at 6:45 pm Pacific so I may only be able to make it to the opening of HWC West…
Late morning snack while reading about segregation, racism, and mathematics.
Starbucks Breakfast Blend, medium roast
John Mulaney admits he’s always struggled with math and explains what it’s like to be a benchwarmer. Original airdate: April 3, 2009
David Dylan Thomas mentioned to me that he appreciates Mulaney’s storytelling style and actively studies it. Sampling a few examples to see what Dave sees in it.
John Mulaney on His Favorite TV Show Of All Time from the Just For Laughs Festival