Monthly Archives: August 2005

Come Together

Dylan urges everyone to consult the Bear’s “Blog For Relief” Day site. Instapundit and Technorati are serving as cornerstone sites (see [Technorati tags:flood aid] and [Technorati tags:hurricane katrina]).

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Proportions

Take a second or two to think what it would mean to be a priest the least of whose burdens is that the parish church was just washed out to sea. [From the Times-Picayune website this report: “Long Beach: Most … Continue reading

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Stromateis

E called my attention to Metroblogging New Orleans, from which I’ve gotten a much richer sense of the situation there than I have from listening to the official news sources. She also reminded me there of how unevenly the weight … Continue reading

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Glancing Blow

I spent the day in a backwater of news updating — I rely on NPR and the Net for news (and just now I’m away from my radio). I gather that New Orleans had a severe, but not catastrophic interaction … Continue reading

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Change in Plans

The plan was for me to rush home after church, take an immediate nap, and get some work done this afternoon. I had gotten very little sleep — the sermon didn’t want to come together, it had been a very … Continue reading

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David I. Has A Point

David Isenberg points to a constructive response to the Robertson inanity, and the idea comes from Hugo Chávez himself (I’m not talking about the “rather mad dogs with rabies” part of the remark, for which I can offer no intelligible … Continue reading

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Stock Up Now

Twenty-four shopping days till Ecumenical* Talk Like a Pirate Day! Time to snag that missing glass eye, Jolly Roger, and piratical attire. (Tidewater Tripp tipped me off to this venue.) * Well, just trying to cast this momentous event in … Continue reading

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Theology Cards — The Game

As I work toward completing the starter set of 48 Early Church Theology Cards, I’ll post the links here. Right now, I’ve uploaded a design for the backs of the cards, and two sets of eight theologians. I think they’re … Continue reading

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On Virgin Martyrs

I was going to hold out against incorporating legendary saints in the Church History Card Game, but the weight of the present list tips so heavily to men that we may need to draw on the (copious) ranks of the … Continue reading

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Defining “Out of Left Field”

Has anybody else noted the point of contact between Harry Potter and Reformation anti-Catholic polemics? That is, evangelical/Protestant advocates accused Catholic clergy of being Totenfresserei, “Eaters of the dead” (because they took offerings for saying masses for the souls of … Continue reading

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Things I Didn’t Want To Know (As It Turns Out)

The other night I succumbed to Si’s in-absentia blandishments and watched Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. I knew it was going to be stupid, but I was willing to believe him when he assured me that it was stupid and … Continue reading

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Words To. . . Something By

Jennifer called my attention to the latest manifestation of Pat Robertson’s wisdom: “You know, I don’t know about this doctrine of assassination, but if [Hugo Chavez] thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go … Continue reading

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