Krieg Barrie

Waiting gains

Religion | It’s hard to wait faithfully, but the process builds godly character
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 8/01/18, 10:27 am

A big hit in the summer of 1963 was Allan Sherman’s novelty song Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah (A Letter from Camp). Here is the gist: It’s raining; Joe Spivey has developed poison ivy; Leonard Skinner got ptomaine poisoning after dinner; the counselors hate the waiters; the lake has alligators; the head coach wants no sissies—he’s quoting from Ulysses; they’re convening a search party for the missing Jeffery Hardy.

Worst of all, moans this most unhappy camper in his missive home, “I’ve been here one whole day.”

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Krieg Barrie

Inequality and envy

Culture | Ugly motives stand behind the push for equality of results
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 7/05/18, 05:32 am

If Mom bakes a rectangular cake and Dad comes along and cuts a rectangular piece out of it willy-nilly—not from the corner or even necessarily parallel to the edges, which would be less annoying—how can Mom divvy up the remainder of the cake into the two promised equal amounts for her children? (Answers at the end of this column.)

Now for a completely different brainteaser: What do you get if you scratch the equality movement in America? Answer: envy.

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Words aptly spoken

Faith & Inspiration | From Balaam to the Broadway District, God can send His Word by means we least expect
by Sophia Lee
Posted 6/19/18, 05:25 pm

I live in a neighborhood that seems to be the proselytism hub of Los Angeles. Let me describe why.

Recently, I was doing a quick run around my block when a woman jumped out of a corner, scaring me out of my skin. I skidded to such a sudden stop that my knee made a resentful “pop!” sound. The Hispanic-looking, guava-shaped woman, who had a long jet-black braid that swung near her hips, thrust a pamphlet at me and said, “Jesús te ama!” I refused the pamphlet, and though I smiled at her, frankly I was a little annoyed.

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