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If you have ever visited California, you have probably encountered the warning labels that appear on everything from seaweed to soft drinks, informing you that they contain “dangerous” ingredients that might cause cancer or birth defects. State law requires food manufacturers put the label on products that contain any one of 900 chemicals supposedly linked to such risks. Now a state judge may add coffee to the ever-growing list of “risky” products. Such a decision might finally wake residents to the fact that the overly cautious warnings are nothing more than a boondoggle.
Magazine of The Living Church Foundation (Anglican)
The claims of conscience
Popular appeals to conscience carry with them more than a whiff of the dramatic, or even the melodramatic. In common parlance, one either has a conscience torn by a problematic moral decision, unable to resolve the dilemma or plagued by uncertainty after the fact, or one is propelled to action, willy-nilly, by the demands of one’s conscience. But the conscience is not sovereign. God, who sits as judge on the last day, is sovereign.
What Britain’s “Minister of Loneliness” Says About Brexit and the Legacy of Jo Cox
The idea that the government might fix loneliness, as it continues to cut social programs, is as baseless as the Brexit delusion of restored independence.
How to interpret the Bible
Many ordinary readers of the Bible feel very nervous when interpretation is mentioned. For some, ‘interpretation’ means ‘making the Bible mean what it doesn’t say.’ For others, it becomes the realm of experts who are schooled in complex issues of language and philosophy and threatens to remove the possibility of reading for themselves. They are offered the priesthood of the commentator, who tells them from expert knowledge what the ‘true’ meaning of the text is. But interpretation is impossible to avoid, in part because of the nature of language, in part because of the nature of the Bible, and in part because of the nature of Christian faith.
The Third Oldest McDonald’s in America Will Be Demolished In Portland Next Month
McDonald's was once as well known for its architecture as its burgers, with gigantic and distinctive golden arches forming the structure of each burger joint. And up to now, one of the last few McDonald's to maintain that distinctive architecture was located in Portland, on Southeast 91st Avenue and Powell Boulevard. But soon, the old McDonald's will be no more. The classic 1960s building will be bulldozed next month, food blog Eater reports, to make room for a fancy new McDonald's with self-service kiosks.