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Another Week Ends: Francis I and God as Love, Llewyn Davis Is a Failure, More Brene Brown, Questing Against the Wind, the Horror of Breakfast Meetings, Christmas Is Alright, and the Death of the Funeral

Another Week Ends: Francis I and God as Love, Llewyn Davis Is a Failure, More Brene Brown, Questing Against the Wind, the Horror of Breakfast Meetings, Christmas Is Alright, and the Death of the Funeral

1. Reflections on Pope Francis continue, with the increasingly-familiar tension between acclamation for the Pope’s compassionate, grace-focused tone and suspicion, from another camp, concerning his lack of doctrinal rigidity. Enter Rod Dreher, the prolific ex-Catholic writer, who published a while back in Time an essay saying the following: I fear his merciful words will be received not as […]

Targeted Shopping Habits and Preemptive Diaper Ads

Targeted Shopping Habits and Preemptive Diaper Ads

Yikes! The NY Times ran a lengthy piece by Charles Duhigg this past weekend about absurdly precise, borderline Big Brother market research techniques that companies like Target (pun sort of intended…sigh) are pioneering to capture our dollars. The article doubles as an overview of recent breakthroughs in the study of habit formation, and it’s disconcerting […]

Jesus is My Coach

Jesus is My Coach

Josh C recently posted a lovely article on some local Christian Kitsch (“Shades of Glory” — a guy marketing Christian sunglasses). Not to be outdone, and to show that Roman Catholics are just as good at this sort of earnest and well-intended salesmanship, here’s a website I really like that markets little statuettes to the […]