I’m out sick today with a pretty bad sinus headache. The girls are sick too.
Nevertheless, I thought I would send you over to a few items of interest from the past few days.
Slate.com has a discussion about lard. I always suspected that natural fat was better for you than artificial fat. It seems as though others are coming to this conclusion.
A couple of excerpts:
Lard has clearly won the health debate. Shortening, the synthetic substitute foisted on this country over the last century, has proven to be a much bigger health hazard because it contains trans fats, the bugaboo du jour…
What matters more, though, is that lard has become the right ingredient at the right time. It fits perfectly into the Michael Pollan crusade to promote foods that have been processed as minimally as possible: Your great-grandmother surely cooked with it, so you should, too.
A piece on the “hook-up” from NPR this morning. For those of you who teach teenagers, college students and 20 somethings, this is probably worth your time. Also included is a chart that points out that the marrying age in this country is on the rise. I would be interested to know how this compares to marrying age among Christians. Should we be advocating a delay in marrying age in the current sexual climate?
Finally, “Spengler” (First Things associate editor Daniel Goldman) on Dan Brown’s ecclesiastical pornography. And, no, I haven’t seen Angels and Demons and, frankly, have no intention of doing so.
My class on 1 Timothy 2.8-15 is coming up on Wednesday night. Remember me in your prayers.