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Archive for March, 2006

The “Hidden Hand” of Evangelicalism Exposed

Monday, March 27th, 2006

Well, the truth can finally be told. As an evangelical, I take my direction from Art Linkletter, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Kurt Warner.
It’s all revealed in the doctoral thesis of D. Michael Lindsay of Princeton University:
Is there a “hidden hand? behind the rise to power of the evangelical movement in America over the last […]

Sorry for no posting lately

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

My 94-year-old grandmother passed away last Monday, and we’ve been away since last Wednesday for the visitation and funeral.  She was a wonderful lady who spent her life doing for others, and I’ll miss her, but I know where she is right now, and we all take comfort in that.
If I get inspired, I might […]

The Evolution (or Design) of Comment Spam

Sunday, March 19th, 2006

Guess I’ll have to see if WordPress has anything new for comment spam.  I’ve just received a ton of spam on posts for which the comments are closed.  I guess the spam has developed a resistance to closed comments.

A new solution for the reluctant writer

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

You may recall that we were looking for ways to encourage our daughter to write. I may have stumbled onto a new approach that combines creative writing with the spelling theme of the week.
I proposed at the beginning of the week that together, she and I write a story, using our spelling words for the […]

Analogies: Some are better than others

Friday, March 17th, 2006

For example, here’s an analogy that doesn’t work very well at all: homeschoolers as Essenes.  Dave Terpstra struggles with educational choices for his children, but it appears he needs to struggle a good bit more.
What’s disappointing is that this is a Christianity Today blog (their Leadership blog!).  I expected better.  Sigh.
(Hat tip: Daryl Cobranchi).

The Solution: Name Your Homeschool “The Byrd School”

Monday, March 13th, 2006

The Problem: Ignorant WV school officials
“You’ve heard of third world countries? Well, that is what is happening to West Virginia because of homeschooling.”
Don’t you just know that things were much better in West Virginia before the onslaught of all those homeschoolers?
(Hat tip: Kimberly Swygert)

The Scholarship of “Hate Crimes”

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

Back from a semi-restful Spring Break trip to Satellite Beach, FL. I’ll try to be a bit more writeful in the days ahead.
Here’s something I meant to write on before I left. It was “One World Week” at WCU, and there were all these little flags planted in the lawn outside the Student […]

Light blogging

Monday, March 6th, 2006

I’m on dialup this week AND it’s spring break.  Blogging will be (and has been) light.
I’ll leave you with this thought: could the Academy Awards become any less relevant?  The Best Picture is a movie that few people could probably describe, and the Best Song has Pimp in its title.
I almost didn’t even want to […]

One Post; Two Smackdowns

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

You gotta love it! Suzi at My Own Thoughts first takes on “law professor and working mom Linda Hirshman” as Hirshman tries to lecture women who (gasp!) choose to stay home and raise their kids. A taste:
“I think it’s a mistake for these highly educated and capable women to make that choice [to […]

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