Yearly Archives: 2012

139 posts

Learning to learn

There was very interesting piece on NPR this morning. It is well worth a read/listen. Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning : NPR. The story basically outlines how, in Eastern cultures, children are allowed to work hard through their studies and are praised for their hard work, rather than being “smart.” In Eastern cultures, Stigler says, it’s just assumed that struggle is a predictable part of the learning process. Everyone is […]

Movember – So that mo may live

Shortcut: JOIN OR DONATE and Thank You. Collegiate and NFL football games have reminded us all that October is breast cancer awareness month and it is wonderful that so much attention (and money) is being brought to the treatment and cure of breast cancer. Men get cancer as well and as we go into the month of November, it is time to raise awareness and funds for our boys. Movember is when thousands of men […]

Intellectual Evangelicalism

A link of Facebook (sorry, I don’t remember who posted it) took me to “Running Heads” blog. I was not familiar with it before, but this post was about baptism and it and the comments resonated with something I have long maintained. Modern American Evangelicalism has an odd intellectualism that leaves it vulnerable to erosion on all sides. First, the blog post. Robin Parry was commenting that he grew up in a credo-baptist tradition1, but […]

Google Drive for iPad adds rich-text editing for docs | TUAW

This is very welcome news for many if it means you can, in fact, edit RTF files. It will probably be this weekend before I can play with it to offer a report.   Google Drive for iPad adds rich-text editing for docs by Dave CaoloSep 27th 2012 at 2:00PM Google released Google Drive in April, which gives users 5 GB of free online storage for their Google documents, photos, videos, PDFs and more. There’s a Mac appavailable, […]

Bearded Gospel Men

  I am not sure how I have missed this site, which has been going for quite some time. BEARDED GOSPEL MEN is, as the “About” states, not to be taken too seriously, however it is very amusing and even educational. (You can learn how to “Grow One!” Just stop shaving is the short answer. Grooming is a different matter.) When I was in high school I read a lot of Spurgeon (weird, I know) so the […]

And Jesus said, “Take my wife, please”

My fellow bibliobloggers have done an exceptional job of covering the “Jesus’ wife papyrus.” It has taken a few weeks but the true import of Karen King’s revelatory Coptic papyrus fragment of slowly coming to light. Jesus has not simply been revealed as having been married, but as comedian of the highest Adirondack order. King’s translation of line 4 reads 4 ]……” Jesus said to them, “My wife . .[ While others have been debating the […]

Forget about Jesus’ wife, let’s talk about his color

 … and which candidate is more like JC. (BTW there are very real and interesting historical questions about Jesus’ ethnicity that are usually very poorly handled. This story is actually about modern social issues and contemporary politics.) I like the contrast put forward: Less remarked are the differences in how the color of Christ pertains to each candidate’s campaign. Ever since videos emerged in 2008 of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright shouting “God damn America” and […]