A few things on the web that caught my eye this week:
The Star-Spangled Banner was a drinking song.
I am not sure I would call its readers “idiots,” but the Patriot’s Bible is certainly interesting. (NOTE: Since I wrote this, the “idiot” monicker has been removed from the title of this post).
Ronald Thiemann on Obama as a public theologian.
Historiann tries to make sense of a bunch of Ivy League graduate students and professional school graduates wondering if they are elite or not. (Read the comments).
Bill Donohue is rooting for Sotomayor.
Jeremy Beer on Christopher Lasch.
Verlyn Klinkenborg on the joy of re-reading.
Conan is ready. (And Andy Richter will return as his sidekick).
Ali, one of my former students, is on the road.
Obama’s choice for ambassador to the Vatican.
Christian Century review of Andrew Murphy’s Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9-11.
I hope to read this novel soon.