Monthly Archives: May 2007

Prize For Cluefulness

Top honors go to Concordia Seminary, for getting there first with the most. When Apple announced iTunes University, Micah tipped me off that Concordia already had copious course material ready to offer online for prospective students and anyone else who … Continue reading

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In My End Is. . .

I taught the last session of New Testament 1 this morning; I’m through with classes till September 2008, hard as that is to imagine. We worked on apocalyptic literature, specifically the Revelation to John — a fitting topic for the … Continue reading

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Market Opportunity

(A) The power brick for my computer gets very warm. (B) My coffee cup cools off fairly rapidly. Why hasn’t someone built a cupwarmer into a power brick? Or made an adapter that somehow channels the heat energy escaping from … Continue reading

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Free Is Better

Hat tip to Árni : a very simple guide to prominent Open Source alternatives for users of Mac OS X.

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Pentecost Leftovers

Michael has posted an exquisite series of photos at his Flickr area, celebrating Lily’s first Communion – she’s growing so fast! It seems like ages since we saw her. Yesterday we sang a hymn by Michael Hewlett that describes the … Continue reading

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Whew!

Mustering my tattered energies, I put together a very short contribution to a project in which Blogaria’s own Mark Goodacre is involved: a textbook on methods of New Testament interpretation, with examples of each approach. My assignment was to describe … Continue reading

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Pentecost 2007

St. Luke’s celebrated a wonderful Feast of the Pentecost, whereat we welcomed a couple of beautiful new souls to the Body of Christ. And Lily made her first Communion. Yay, Lily!

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Gentle Suggestion (Or Opportunity to Relieve My Ignorance)

I was running through my group of Pippa’s images on Flickr, taking advantage of the option for flagging images as “Art/Illus” (as distinct from photographs, the originating premise of Flickr — a distinction that aroused some controversy). In the course … Continue reading

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JSTOR – And Retrieve

Tom has contributed a lovely investigation of JSTOR, its presence in Google’s search results, its firewalls, and its future. I’ve been following with interest as Tom earlier alluded to this exploration; what was he getting at? The conversation with Bruce … Continue reading

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Hoopy

It turns out that tomorrow is Towel Day, a memorial to author and geek icon Douglas Adams. That’s a neat coincidence, because on my note cards of topics to bring up in discussing Christopher Hitchens and so on, I had … Continue reading

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Agenbite of Inwit

The Chris Lydon interview appears here, now. As my head rested on the pillow last night I remembered an ill-considered (more to the point: unconsidered) expression. I gave a very harsh description of Alasdair MacIntyre’s writing style, an opprobrious description … Continue reading

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Aftermath

I can’t say with a high degree of confidence — I wasn’t listening, I was talking — but I think the conversation on Open Source went OK. Chris seemed pleased, Allen and I got along well and complemented one another. … Continue reading

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