Out And About (2014/04/15)

Literature

Foreign Policy

Surveillance

  • PEN’s Mapping Metaphors to Map Surveillance is good. “we have also learned that George Orwell’s novel 1984 continues to dominate literary metaphors with respect to surveillance”.

Theology

  • Paul Helm offers some valuable thoughts which are a good corrective against the nitpicking over boundaries of “old” and “new” Calvinism.

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Less Sense Than Fish

“avoid the nonsense of those arrogant philosophers who do not blush to liken their soul to that of a dog; who say that they have been formerly themselves women, shrubs, fish. Have they ever been fish?  I do not know; but I do not fear to affirm that in their writings they show less sense than fish.” – Basil of Caesarea in Hexaemeron, Homily XIII

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The Object and Importance of Ministerial Education

I’ve transcribed a sermon by J. Newton Brown, given before the Virginia Baptist Education Society in 1847, The Object and Importance of Ministerial Education.  It is available as a textual PDF file on archive.org.

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Out And About (04/02/2014)

Writing

Technology

Food and Drink

  • The Art of Manliness shows how to properly pour beer.

Liberty

  • Andrew Sullivan makes some important points about intolerance among progressives in a recent article (in relation to the Mozilla/Brandon Eichmatter). He says “A civil rights movement without toleration is not a civil rights movement; it is a cultural campaign to expunge and destroy its opponents. A moral movement without mercy is not moral; it is, when push comes to shove, cruel.”

Theology

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Books Finished in March

(2 paper books, 2 e-books, and 1 audio book)

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Out And About (03/29/2013)

Writing

Parenting

Theology

Foreign Policy

  • Behold, the United States’ key ally in bringing freedom to the world, Saudi Arabia.

Productivity

Libraries

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Out And About (03/13/2014)

Food & Drink

  • This guide: How I Make Turkish Coffee, is great! The only problem I have is, I’m much more inclined to drink Turkish Coffee than make it!

Home Life

Politics

  • In this article, Pat Nolan argues that “Conservatives don’t retain enough of their skepticism of bureaucracy when the topic is criminal justice”

Surveillence

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Out And About (2014/03/12)

Theology

  • Thabiti Anyabwile speaks about the most difficult ministry decision he’s made in his life–one he’s made now. Leaving Grand Cayman.
  • Confessing Baptist has a great interview with Ian Clary and Steve Weaver on their book honor Michael Haykin, The Pure Flame of Devotion.

Food

Surveillance

  • What interesting times we live in!  We are told that the Senate Intelligence Committee provides oversight of spying activities. However, it is actually the inverse. The CIA is overseeing the Senate Intelligence Committee–by spying on THEM!

Literature

  • Ever wondered what read Mark Twain would recommend for a young reader? Here it is!

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