Rest or Rules?

The above cartoon by David Hayward seems to me to make much the same point as Dostoyevsky’s famous parable of the Grand Inquisitor in The Brothers Karamazov. Some people find freedom to be a burden, and prefer what rules offer: in particular, the sense that we are passing the responsibility for our views and our decisions to [Read More...]

First Day of School

Classes start at Butler tomorrow. If you are an educator, have classes started for you? Was this/will this be you? [Read more...]

Map of the Introvert’s Heart

HT Danut Manastireanu   [Read more...]

Natural Living

This came my way via Facebook. I’ve often thought it ironic that people in a time when modern medicine has eliminated so many diseases that are part of nature, have the luxury of talking about living in harmony with nature. Nature provides things which we have evolved to eat, and so can be better for us [Read More...]

Robe Risk

One thing that unites many churches, the Imperial elite in Star Wars, and those who attend renaissance fairs, is the wearing of robes. I wonder how many different kinds of robes I'll see at GenCon this weekend (my Baptist church isn't a robe-wearing sort of place). Have you ever had a robe or other costume-related [Read More...]

Homophonophobia

Given that a blogger was actually fired from his job for writing about homophones, it seemed appropriate not only to blog about it but also to share the above cartoon. It predates the incident, and yet seems perfectly designed to poke fun at the ridiculousness and sad irony of someone being fired because of a homophone combined with [Read More...]

Expository Preaching in the First Century

  Via Anglican Memes and Humour on Facebook.   [Read more...]

How the Ark was Really Built

HT Kara Cooney on Facebook     [Read more...]

Creation: The True Story

From the New Yorker via Brian LePort on Facebook, whose comment on the cartoon was “We are made in the image of God.”   [Read more...]

Nerds, Geeks, and Dorks

I have the distinct impression that the precise connotations of these terms varies from region to region. Which makes me a language dork, I gather. What are the connotations of “nerd,” “geek,” and “dork” in parts of the world that you are familiar with?   [Read more...]

The Best Thesis Defense

  I smiled when I saw the above XKCD cartoon on Facebook. But from a more serious side, despite the saying that “the best defense is a good offense,” that isn't true in the world of arguments and reasoning, whatever its validity may or may not be in the realm of sports. No matter how [Read More...]


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