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Are Home Solar Panels Worth the Cost? Here’s When They Make Sense—And When They Don’t

From electricity costs to your home's sunlight.<p>With prices falling rapidly, installing home solar panels can dramatically trim your energy bills — if …

Solar Power
Dinner

The 6 Steps to Making the Perfect Apology, According to Science | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>How good are you at contrition?<p>As good as you are at, say, passing the buck or managing up?<p>Knowing how to apologize is an art.<p>It's inevitable, then, that scientists thought they'd try to define …

Positive Thinking

The 12 Days of Pascal’s Triangular Christmas

Look for the patterns in the Pascal's triangle Christmas tree.<p>Image: Michael Rose/Shutterstock<p>One of the most magical aspects of mathematics is the …

Mathematics

WATCH: Something Crazy Happens When You Add Molten Salt to Water

Whoa.<p>**<b>Update:</b> The full video is now ready!** There's no shortage of weird and wonderful reactions out there. But sometimes the way two seemingly …

Chemistry

How To Read Job (RJS)

February 9, 2016 by RJS<p>Several years ago I posted a long series on the book of Job (See here for the posts) using the commentaries written by John …

Theology

What Actually Happens When You Drink Too Much Soda?

Most reasonable people can generally agree on two things: the Earth is round and soda is bad for you. And though we know the first to be absolutely …

Here Are Six Scientifically Proven Tips For More Effective Studying

Straight from the experts.<p>Not everyone studies the same way- some people are happy cramming everything at the last minute, and some require pages …

Study Skills

10 Pieces of Advice for Finding the Right Mate

My son is only 10 years old right now, but I’ve already started thinking about what i will tell him as he gets interested in women and marriage. …

Relationships

Watch: 9 Science-Backed Tips to Help You Study Smarter, Not Harder

Not all cramming is created equal.<p>If you're working a job you love and can leave behind once you walk out of the office each night, then …

Study Skills

3 Excellent Children's Authors You May Not Have Heard Of

If you’re like me, you’re always on the lookout for great literature for your children. Or, perhaps you’re looking to catch up on some novels that …

Books
Books

The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also the Most Sublime)

Technicolor mountains, otherworldly forests, and glow-in-the-dark beaches: These unusual places around the world prove that weird can also be wonderful.<p>Reed Flute Cave: Guilin, China<p>Sadly, magical fairy dust is not the secret behind Reed Flute Cave's glowing interior: Multi-colored lights have been …

National Parks

Why Follow the Liturgical Calendar

December 3, 2015 by Scot McKnight<p>By <b>Jonathan Algner</b>: (at the link read his explanations)<p>With the arrival of Advent this upcoming week, I’ve been …

Narcissism
Relationships
College & University

6 Powerful Ways to Become More Persistent (And Never Quit Again)

Most of us are great at setting goals, but not at achieving them.Whether it’s starting a new business, learning a new language, or mastering an …

Self-improvement

Should Adulterous Pastors Be Restored?

“Genuine forgiveness does not necessarily imply restoration to leadership,” former CT editor Kenneth Kantzer once wrote after the moral failure of …

Morality
Theology
Agriculture

N. T. Wright's Complementarianism

<i>[Cross-posted from Bible Literature Translation]</i><p>There has been a lot of talk in the blogosphere about the Interview with N. T. Wright on First Things …

N.T. Wright on the Bible and why he won’t call himself an inerrantist

The world’s leading New Testament scholar has written a controversial new book on the Bible that promises to both please and rankle Christians of …

N. T. Wright on Gay Marriage | Matthew Schmitz

N. T. Wright—hailed by <i>Time</i> as “one of the most formidable figures in Christian thought”—first captured my imagination with the early volumes of his …

Did Jesus Talk about Homosexuality?

April 6, 2015 by Scot McKnight<p>One is no longer surprised to read in discussions about same-sex relations — in church or in society at large — that …

Theology

Pope Francis: Death Penalty “Inadmissible”

Pope Francis: Death Penalty “Inadmissible”<p>March 26, 2015 by Scot McKnight<p><b>Vatican Information Service</b>:<p>Vatican City, 20 March 2015 (VIS)- This morning …

Christianity

Should I Attend a Gay Wedding?

Do More Than Say ‘No’<p>Peter Ould<p>All good pastoral theology begins with Jesus. The Gospels give us clear examples of how Jesus interacts with those who …

New Testament

Watch for These Top 5 Sky Events of 2015: Eclipses, Comets, and Planets

Lunar eclipses and the innermost planets will take center stage in the heavens.<p>Stay tuned, stargazers—the year ahead offers many heavenly delights, including a pair of lunar disappearing acts and a potentially surprising comet.<p>While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena are in the offing, here …

A Theology of Maleness

What does it mean to be a man, as distinct from a woman? It's a hugely important question, in a generation with no shortage of silly answers, …

Theology
Pregnancy