Monthly Archives: January 2011

Dubya’s finest hour

I had a little exchange with a friend this morning about the relative arrogance of George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

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Memo to myself

You didn’t figure it out for 48 years and then it took a few more years to figure out that figuring it out wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. So have patience, old man with all the young … Continue reading

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The Role and Richness of Orthodox Liturgical Texts

I hope that some folks follow my blog partly for occasional comments about Orthodox Christianity, and that some of those are non-Orthodox but interested or open to thinking about it.

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The Ehrman Project

Bart Ehrman, currently the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seems to have a way of getting under people’s skin.

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I didn’t march with Dr. King …

I didn’t march with Dr. King. And not only did I not inhale, I didn’t toke at all. I’m one out of, oh, maybe six or so in my generation that admits to missing these iconic experiences. 

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Milk, meat, mystery

I’m reminded this morning, by a daily reading from the Orthodox Lexicon, how much I’ve always loved the Epistle to the Hebrews and how much one passage used to puzzle me.

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Catholicism versus Orthodoxy

A former Calvinist convert to Eastern Orthodox, I nevertheless have for 13 years tried to give Roman Catholicism its due. But having just finished Scott Hahn’s book Rome Sweet Home, where he dismisses Orthodoxy fairly perfunctorily, I rise in brief … Continue reading

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The Finance “industry”

I’ve been obsessing a bit about plutocracy. “The American Interest” magazine’s current issue is devoted to the topic. Yet there are some oddities that give me pause.

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010. It delivered me a few surprises. I’ll let the stats helper monkeys speak and then comment a bit after that:

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