Hello and welcome to my Nuzzel newsletter!
(A Lutheran learning to be Wesleyan. In other news, I just got a great single malt. Now that's sanctification. Associate pastor, @SaintFrancisUMC.)
Stanley Crouch, the lauded and fiery jazz critic, has died. According to an announcement by his wife, Gloria Nixon-Crouch, Stanley Crouch died at the Calvary Hospital in New York on Wednesday, following nearly a decade of serious health issues.
Jesus calls his followers to love their neighbor. So why have Christians found ways to refuse their neighbors not just love but basic dignity? “We know better,” said the Rev. Mai-Anh Le Tran of United Methodist Garrett-Evangelical…
Los Angeles Times
– Sep 16, 5:00 AM
In 2003, Brian Beinlich stood before a judge in an Orange County courtroom, barely comprehending what had happened. The judge had just told Beinlich he was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences in prison. He would not be eligible for parole…
Dear Refraction readers: This was a chapel talk I gave at William Jewell college in April. A chapel talk at William Jewell is to be under 500 words in order to have enough time for discussion afterwards. I liked this imposed limitation, as it made…
The New York Times
– Sep 16, 2:00 AM
The first person to solve a Rubik's Cube spent a month struggling to unscramble it. It was the puzzle's creator, an unassuming Hungarian architecture professor named Erno Rubik. When he invented the cube in 1974, he wasn't sure it could ever be…