Nov 25, 2015


Going to Atlanta.

Nov 13, 2015

Baptist Sunday School in 1943

Women gathered at a Baptist church in San Augustine, Texas in April 1943 to learn how to be Sunday School teachers. John Vachon, a photographer working with the United States Farm Security Administration to document American life during the Great Depression, was there to capture the scene:


The instructor is identified in the archives only as Miss May, a "visiting Baptist leader." 


Vachon also returned to the church that same month to document its Sunday School. There, he turned the lens from the teachers to the children:



These photos were among the more than 8,000 Vachon took for the United States Farm Security Administration. Many of these photos are made publicly available by Yale.

Nov 9, 2015

Poco a poco

"I wonder whether I will ever finish this book. And of course I'll finish it. Just work a certain length of time and it will get done poco a poco. Just do the day's work."

-- John Steinbeck, in the journal he kept on his writing process for Grapes of Wrath.

Nov 3, 2015

Tim Keller on Christians in politics

Tim Keller, pastor of a major evangelical Reformed church in New York City, says Christians should be politically engaged, but carefully:

"Get into any party you think you can do the best job in, as Christians, and be very critical. Don't sell your soul."