Archives for Mar 23, 2012 @ 16:00

Will this catch on?

From AP: KELLER, Texas (AP) – The administrator of a North Texas city believes he’s not needed and has laid himself off. Keller City Manager Dan O’Leary announced his decision Wednesday. O’Leary says the Fort Worth-area city of nearly 40,000 has two assistant managers and really does not need a third administrator. He earns about [Read More…]

Charles Krauthammer on Obamacare

From Washington Post: I do wonder why this isn’t more of a campaign issue among the GOP and why not more of this is in the discussion. Obamacare dominated the 2010 midterms, driving its Democratic authors to a historic electoral shellacking. But since then, the issue has slipped quietly underground. Now it’s back, summoned to [Read More…]

Gideon Bibles in your hotel room

How did they get there? Because the Gideons put them there! The Gideon Bible is not some special version or translation of the Bible that hotels really like (the books are usually plain old King James Versions); they’re named for the group that distributes them…. The Gideons don’t go room to room themselves, slipping the [Read More…]

Bilingual = Smarter

From  YUDHIJIT BHATTACHARJEE: SPEAKING two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world. But in recent years, scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more fundamental than being able to converse with a wider range of people. Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you [Read More…]

America’s Neglected Theologian

There aren’t that many “great” theologians when it comes to paradigm-shifting and you-have-to-read theologians. Asia Minor produced the Cappadocians — Gregory of Nyssa, Basil and Gregory of Nazianzus, North Africa produced Tertullian and Augustine, France produced Aquinas, Germany spawned Luther, Switzerland (or France) gave us Calvin, England led to Anselm … but when it comes [Read More…]

Charles Hodge to Lennie

I will be posting in a minute or so on Charles Hodge, but to illustrate Hodge’s approach to life and Christian devotion, I want to provide a letter he wrote to his nephew, Hugh Lenox Scott: Dear Lennie, Never pass a day without reading the Bible and calling upon God in prayer. Learn to pray [Read More…]