Archives for Jan 4, 2011 @ 13:52


A new edition of Mark Twain’s classic will revise the N-word and not use “Injun” — what do you think? To do or not to do? Another one: Which edition would you want your children to read? From Keith Staskiewicz: What is a word worth? According to Publishers Weekly, NewSouth Books’ upcoming edition of Mark Twain’s [Read More…]

Political Conservative vs. Classical Liberal

Mario Rizzo, in an editorial at CSM, weighs in on the Palin vs. Michelle Obama spat about what foods to eat. Rizzo makes an important point about what distinguishes the political conservative from the classical liberal. Having just read a study of Thomas Paine, who was in important ways the architect for the modern world’s [Read More…]

Evolutionary Creation 9 (RJS)

We’ve been working through Denis O. Lamoureux’s book Evolutionary Creation: A Christian Approach to Evolution – a book that describes a way to move beyond the creation and evolutions debates. Chapter 7 provides Dr. Lamoureux’s vision of the means to move beyond conflict and concordance. His approach hinges on the Message Incident Principle separating the [Read More…]

Is God a Moral Monster? 7

In one of my classes a student, one who had grown up in suburban evangelicalism and who was developing some critical thinking skills, after reading Joshua, said, “There is no way God did what the writer of Joshua says God did.” Another student, who had grown up in a tougher world evidently, said, “God is [Read More…]