Archives for December 2012

Start a Blog?

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Are the PC’s Days Ending?

From Casey Phillips: Keyboards? Mice? Disc drives? It may be time to pull the plugs, experts say. After decades of monopolizing the home computing experience, the desktop PC could be on the way out. Technology experts say the rise of “second screen” devices such as smartphones and tablets represents a fundamental shift toward a “post-PC” [Read More…]

(Dis)Arming the Disciples (by Drew Strait)

So many want to appeal to Luke 22 to show Jesus was not against guns, but Drew Strait subjects that counter-appeal to an examination: (Dis)Arming the Disciples? Jesus’ View on Sword Control in Luke 22 The tragic events in Newtown have left our nation riddled with grief, and the use of semi-automatic weapons in this [Read More…]

Jesus on Murder (by T)

This post is by T, a contributor to the comments and a sometimes blogger at this site — and he opens the whole issue of guns from a different angle. Jesus on Murder Steven Zeitchik : [Django Unchained] has a fair amount of gun violence and can be a bit flippant about it. Does that [Read More…]

Dan Wallace and the Myths of Translation

From Daniel Wallace: Which of these do you hear most often? There’s an old Italian proverb that warns translators about jumping in to the task: “Traduttori? Traditori!” Translation: “Translators? Traitors!” The English proverb, “Something’s always lost in the translation,” is clearly illustrated in this instance. In Italian the two words are virtually identical, both in [Read More…]

Putin and the Church

From William J. Dobson, stating unequivocally that Putin’s decision is mean. Few modern authoritarians are more image-conscious than Vladimir Putin. For 12 years, we have been treated to the macho displays of the Russian leader as action hero/adventurer: the judo black belt; the shirtless outdoorsman; the deep-sea diver; the motorcycle enthusiast; and most recently, the (slightly softer) supposed savior to [Read More…]

First Sunday after Christmas

Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [Read more…]

Guns and Church

From WaPo: Derek Melton is the assistant chief of police in Pryor, as well as senior pastor at Pryor Creek Community Church, a congregation he describes as Baptist, but not Southern Baptist. “We follow the 1833 Baptist Confession,” Melton said. “We are an historically evangelical church.” The confession is better known as the New Hampshire [Read More…]

Internet, Social Media and Your Health

Do you use social media and the internet for your health? How do you use the internet for your health? [Read more…]

Kingdom New Testament

Kris and I are on holiday this week so there will be no Weekly Meanderings. We’ll be back on Meanderings next week! I’m not hearing much chat about Tom Wright’s new translation of the New Testament, called The Kingdom New Testament, but it sure does deserve careful consideration to be on your desk or chair [Read More…]