Quote of the Day (Dezső Kosztolányi)

Idegen nyelvet lehet nagyon jól tudni, de jól soha. [Translation: “It is possible to know a foreign language very well, but never well.”] — Dezső Kosztolányi in his 1922 essay “Nyelvtudás” (“Language Knowledge/Learning”) [Read more…]

“Sleigh Ride” by Frederick Delius

Also known as “Winter Night.” [Read more…]

Put the Han back in Hanukkah

You’ve all seen the “Keep the Han in Hanukkah” image (I shared it last year). But here are some less frequently seen images on the same theme: “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good menorah at your side, kid.” And here’s an image of a droidel – you can click through to [Read More…]

Oh, That’s What Those Are For…

HT Marc Cortez. Admit it, you always wondered… [Read more…]

How To Light a Menorah

A Rube Goldberg device lights a menorah. HT IO9 [Read more…]

More Recommendations from Gabriel McKee

I linked a few days ago to recommendations from Gabriel McKee and myself which were recently published in Christian Century. Now Gabriel has posted some additional reviews on his blog, which he wrote for the issue, but for which there wasn’t space in the magazine. Click through to read them! [Read more…]

The Last Thing We Need

Another provocative cartoon from David Hayward. What do you think of it? Would you agree that another religion – even if it happens to be your own – is the last thing humanity needs? [Read more…]

In Today’s Indianapolis Star

I turned a recent blog post of mine into an op-ed piece for the Indianapolis Star. It appeared in today’s paper, and you can read it on their web site by clicking on this sentence. They did something weird to my job title…but otherwise it reflects what was submitted to them. [Read more…]

Was Jesus an Exercist?

HT Jona Lendering I could imagine both the spelling errors occurring in a single student essay which ends up saying: “Jesus went around exercising until he was killed by Pilates.”   [Read more…]

Oh Christmas Tree!

We put up and decorated our Christmas tree yesterday. This morning, while it is still dark, I tried taking a photo. I think the above, taken without flash, does at least some justice to it. We also turned on the lights on the Christmas tree at church yesterday for the first (official) time, too. Now [Read More…]


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