Daily Archives: 19 Dec 2015


Pew research reports- Americans with …

  • less education more likely to say guns protect
  • more education more likely to say guns endanger

I Wonder If There’s A Similar Program Related to the Suffering of The Palestinians

And I wonder if Christian ministers are being told of that suffering and the suffering of Palestinian Christians. Or are they only taught to care about Jewish folk?


Real Wretchedness

Behold, the true manna, the Gospel of salvation is raining on you. But you, wretch, disdain it much more than they did and, full of nausea over it, you neglect it. And you devour meats and seek things agreeable to your flesh and the good things of this life. These fall in the midst of your camp and your habitation, namely, your body. For you hear, see, and touch what pleases your flesh, and those things do not permit you to go beyond it. — Martin Luther

Gift Giving, In the First Century


Quote of the Day

The books that influence the world are those that it has not read. – Chesterton

Since I’m Asked With Some Regularity…

513N44PA5JL“Which English translation of the Bible is the best?”

My answer- the Revised English Bible. It’s superb.  There is no English version as good, accurate, or enjoyable.  None.

Maybe Affluenza Boy Went to Syria…

To join Isis.  (Please, FBI, don’t come attack me, I’m just wondering about Affluenza’s locale).  NPR reports he’s disappeared and no one knows where he is.

Texas teen Ethan Couch was sentenced to probation in 2013 for killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck, after his lawyers argued he had been coddled by his wealthy parents into a sense of irresponsibility. Now Couch is 18 and he’s being pursued by the U.S. Marshals Service for violating his parole.

Couch missed a meeting with his probation officer on Dec. 10, a few weeks after a video was posted online showing people, apparently including Couch, playing drinking games at a party. Consuming alcohol would violate Couch’s parole and if found guilty, he could face 10 years in prison, the Associated Press reports.

I think he may have gone either to Syria or to Mexico.  Either way, let’s hope he learns a good lesson about being disadvantaged.

Today’s Free Book for Advent from Logos

It’s this one