Quote of the Day: Law Professor Douglas Laycock

“The debate has been captured by utterly intolerant people on both sides. Everybody wants religious liberty for me, and my opponent ground into the dust.”
–University of Virginia law professor Douglas Laycock, quoted by The Washington Post about how the current controversy over gay rights and religious freedom in several U.S. states is “creating a public that is hostile to the very idea of religious liberty.”


A statue of Oscar himself.

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the Oscars

We are two days away from the greatest day of the year, so today is like December 23rd for kids, or April 18th for pot enthusiasts, or June 12th for people who really love the American flag. The Oscars really are one of my favorite days of the year, and as much as it can be a joke to say, I love that they do something very few events can: They bring all kinds of people together. An equivalent, I suppose, would be the Superbowl, but my level of football passion pales in comparison to my love of fashion, snark, and film. The Oscars have a strange and storied history. Started in 1929 — when tickets were $5 and held over dinner at the Roosevelt in Hollywood — they have chronicled the taste, art, and comforts of a country through the Great Depression, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, Stonewall and Selma, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus.

SonScape Retreats Receives Major Gift

Divide, CO (Feb. 28, 2014) – SonScape Retreats, a non-denominational ministry that serves Christian leaders around the world, has received an $8 million gift of property from the Green Foundation. The gift of Whitestone Inn, a four-diamond resort in Tennessee, will help SonScape expand its work in the eastern United States. Founded in 1984 to address the unique demands of individuals and couples in full-time ministry, SonScape has helped more than 3,000 pastors, missionaries and parachurch leaders from more than 100 denominations and organizations. SonScape’s retreats help ministry leaders practice self-care, spiritual renewal, and work-life balance.