Daily Archives: 10 Sep 2010

The Anti-Anonymity Trend is Spreading

Even the Canadians are growing weary of cowardly whiners who hide behind their much coveted and much abused anonymity. The CBC is considering a new policy whereby people commenting on news stories must use their real names, a corporation spokesman … Continue reading

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J.R.D. Kirk on ‘Minimalism’

I commend to your attention Professor Kirk’s very helpful and very thoughtful reaction to my recent essay in Bible and Interpretation on ‘minimalism’.  I very much appreciate his correct apprehension of my piece and his interaction with it.

Posted in Bible, Theology

That’s Not Appropriate School Wear

Samuel Ward Arts and Technology College in Haverhill, England sent home dozens of students on the first day of school for wearing jeggings (jeans + leggings) and regular leggings, the Express UK reports. Parents received a letter in July written … Continue reading

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Haydn’s ‘Palindrome’ Symphony (#47)

You’ll like this-

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Why Commemorating 9/11 Matters, Theologically

Because 9/11/2010 may be the day that the whole world finally comes to its senses, the lightbulb finally snaps on, and it realizes the folly of war, and every government on the planet ‘beat their spears into pruning hooks’. God … Continue reading

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Sometimes We Just Need a Sign (via Near Emmaus)

Quite so… still some people aren’t smart enough to read them when they’re staring them in their mustachioed face… via Near Emmaus

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Belgian Priest’s Abuse of Children Led to At Least 13 Suicides

Words cannot express the pure sorrow that this causes me: Hundreds of sex abuse victims have come forward in Belgium with harrowing accounts of molestation by Catholic clergy that reportedly led to at least 13 suicides and affected children as … Continue reading

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We Are Not Amused…

Are we?  No, we are not.  Someone is actually poaching posts and twitterfying them.  I’m certain that there’s a special place in hell for such demonic creatures as would do such a dastardly thing.   Open wide your mouth, Sheol, to … Continue reading

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Bloggers and their Favorite Magazines

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Terry Jones Is Nothing More Than A Publicity Seeking Balloon Boy…

And the media is feeding his sense of importance.  So I agree with Ms Huffington.  I think she’s right on the mark. “It’s a little bit like watching events unfold in an alternate universe that has nothing to do with … Continue reading

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Cargill… on Beliefnet?

I guess stranger things have happened…  Though I can’t think of many.  So if you have the stomach for a site so littered with ads (this morning it’s for Mormonism)(but of course what Beliefnet really believes in is profit) that … Continue reading

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Pray for San Bruno

A gas line explosion has rocked a San Fran suburb.  At least one is dead and more are feared dead.  Many were also injured and a lot of property has been completely destroyed.  And at this moment the fire is … Continue reading

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Please Help My Daughter…

I normally don’t mention personal issues here, but if you’re a knitter and you can help my precious little daughter I’d be grateful.   😉

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The Fate Deserved by Conrad ‘The Syphilitic’ Grebel

A picture is worth 1000 words…  In response to the violent and unprovoked attack of the Grebelite syphilitics– In Germany they know how to handle Grebel the syphilitic.  Put ’em in a basket and lower ’em into the river let … Continue reading

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On Marketing Books and Blogs

I found this report on NPR this morning pretty interesting– especially given the willingness of publishers to send review books to bloggers and others.  I’m not complaining, believe me.  And publishers are happy to do it.  After all, what’s the … Continue reading

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More Gun Violence

Tragically, Minutes after a woman was suspended from her job at a Kraft Foods Inc. plant and was escorted out, she returned with a handgun and opened fire, killing two people and critically injuring a third before being taken into … Continue reading

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