Monthly Archives: June 2010

On-Line Articles I’ve Read this week, XXVII

Questions About the Gulf BP’s latest failure to plug the leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is one more crushing disappointment to Louisiana’s beleaguered people, one more strike against the company and one more signal to President Obama … Continue reading

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On Gun Laws in Britain

Peter Hitchens writes: The truth is that until 1920, Britain’s gun laws were so relaxed they made Texas look effeminate, but we had virtually no gun crime. That only really began to increase here after we abolished hanging.

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Exhortation: Pentecostal Manhood

Grace, Mercy, and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I would like to spend these next two exhortations discussing briefly what it means to be real men and real women in the Church of … Continue reading

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Saturday Psalter

MP3 of Psalm 117 v1-2 sung to Regent’s Square Psalm 117

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Leithart argues in Against Christianity that “ekklesia” has been de-politicized. It is better understood and translated as the, “called-together ones.” The Church was not under the “umbrella of the polis; she was an alternative governing body for the city and … Continue reading

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On Food

Joel Garver quotes Schmemann and offers some further thoughts: …in his For the Life of the World (St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press 1982), Schmemann writes: …the Bible…begins with man as a hungry being, with the man who is that which he eats…nowhere … Continue reading

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Video Book Review#5 I am Legend by Richard Matheson

Welcome to another book review of Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Blog. Today I would like to talk briefly about a novel I read recently. The novel was Richard Matheson’s 1954 science fiction horror I am Legend. One famous novelist called … Continue reading

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Plato’s Dual Morality

In the first volume of  Contra Mundum (1955) one of the authors refers to the dual morality of Plato who wrote in The Republic, Book III: Then if anyone at all is to have the privilege of lying, the rulers of … Continue reading

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Why Men Hate the Church?

David Burrow’s book Why Men Hate the Church is quite instructive. It teaches the obvious, but an obvious that only becomes obvious when you first hear about it. He observes that women comprise 60% of adult congregation on a given Sunday. In … Continue reading

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Church and Market

The elements of early church worship are certainly not what you will find in most church growth books. They are too simple to compete for a place in the market. Actually, the opposite is true. The market is too simple … Continue reading

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Pollini plays Chopin and Debussy

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