The question of the day is this: Why do so many people write “Mother’s Day” instead of “Mothers’ Day?”
The apostrophe seems to be in the wrong place at least 90% of the time. I suppose I would understand if one were giving his mom a card that belongs only to her; then it could (accurately) be Mother’s Day. But when we’re talking about the holiday itself, or when people are using it in advertisements and the like… that clearly should be Mothers’ Day. Am I right?
And now the links:
In 2 Corinthians 8:18 Paul speaks of sending a brother who is famous for preaching the gospel. And so, we meet our first celebrity pastor.
A brilliant piece on the theology of modern Christianity and why it’s a difficult place from which to speak out against homosexuality. An excerpt:
How would someone who believes that sin is unhappiness and salvation is having “your best life now” make a good argument against same-sex marriage? There is simply no way of defending traditional marriage within the narrative logic that apparently most Christians—much less non-Christians—presuppose regardless of their position on this issue.
I’ve linked to a similar map before, but it’s always surprising to me how many (very large) countries fit inside Africa’s footprint. And I live here. If you look at this map, I guarantee you’ll be less likely to ask me if I know your friend, who serves as a missionary in Nigeria.
An infographic from REI. If you are considering transporting slices of bacon across Europe by backpack, this little chart is a must-see. Also if you want to know how many rotary-style telephones will fit in your mule bag, you should have a look. I suppose the chart is worth looking at even if you just want to know how to properly choose and use a backpack.
My favorite: House at Martha’s Vineyard, inspired by Moby Dick.
Christie’s favorite: I didn’t ask, but I’m going with The Hobbit one.
The title of the article says “…who vaguely resemble…” but some of these are beyond vaguely resembling. They’re spot on.
So maybe I’m the only one who hadn’t seen this already? Both photos are hilarious.
Reminded me of being a kid and using my tickets for a prize at Showbiz Pizza (in my hometown, that’s what we had before it later became Chuck-E-Cheese — I liked it better).