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Friday, September 12, 2014

THE GALLI REPORT - Friday, September 12, 2014

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Like many young theologians, I was fascinated with the life and writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in my college and seminary years. But I continue to pay attention to new studies on Bonhoeffer, like this insightful review in Books & Culture about Bonhoeffer's closest friend and how that relationship shaped his theology.

As an editor and writer, I try to pay attention to words. And to the musings of other writers about words. Words like issues, as in "I have issues with my mother" and so forth. I was surprised at how interesting a short essay on such an abstract word could be.

I love it when philosophers apply their gifts to the everyday world. Here's a fine example where gardening and the new food moralism are the subjects.

Why build Verr├╝ckt, the tallest waterslide in the world? Because "it seems like a really awesome thing to do." Enjoy this week's long read about "the Men Who Built the Great American Water Park."

The new NFL and college football season is underway, and it's only right to watch this short video in honor of this momentous annual occasion: "24 Football Teams That Lost before the Game Even Started."

Grace and peace,

Mark Galli
Mark Galli
Mark Galli
Editor, Christianity Today

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