06/30/2006: In seminaries, students are taught exegesis: getting the meaning out of a passage. This is in contradistinction to eisegesis (reading meaning into a passage), which, sadly, the best scholars and teachers do at times. (It is very easy and subtle to do, and one can reach valid conclusions through errant approaches to Scripture. Unfortunately, […]
06/30/2006: Today, I took the exam for HS 311: Fundamentals of Insurance Planning, the second of the six courses for the CFP curriculum at the American College, and–according to one person I know–one of the hardest courses. I passed, but that was a humdinger of an exam. Insurance is a very encompassing subject, and–in all […]
06/28/2006: I have some conflicting views on this matter. While I oppose assisted suicide, I do support the premise that voters should be able to decide if they wish to legalize it. That means I have no qualms with the Oregon voters, who voted it in. That is not to say, however, that assisted suicide […]
06/28/2006: When Jesus told Saul (who later became Paul), “It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks” (Acts 9:5), He could have had New York Times reporter Bill Keller in mind. Unfortunately for Keller, there are few pricks Ann Coulter can’t kick.
06/28/2006: How can you tell it’s Wimbledon season? The women players are whining that their prize money is less than that of the men. Venus Williams, taking a cue from Prime Minister Tony Blair, is chiming in on that issue. I have no problem paying the women players equally, as long as they play the […]
06/28/2006: From Burt Prelutzky’s column, we get this masterpiece: My problem is that when my new book comes out in September, I’ll want to go on Oprah’s show to plug it. But, for the life of me, I don’t know what we’d talk about. I’m not on drugs, I’m not gay, I’m not a member […]
06/27/2006: Three guys — a Canadian farmer, Osama bin Laden, and an American engineer are working together one day. They come across a lantern and a Genie pops out of it. “I will give each of you one wish, which is three wishes total,” says the Genie. The Canadian says, “I am a farmer, my […]
06/27/2006: Yesterday, Vox Day wrote an insightful and provocative column. As much as I wish he was wrong, he is in fact making some of the same points I have made on this blog, especially with respect to slavery. He provides a glimpse of what is possible as we continue to embrace European-style liberalism and […]
06/26/2006: This is impressive!
06/26/2006: I will comment more on this later. It runs part and parcel with the points that I–and Vox, and Al Mohler–are making with respect to theological liberalism. Needless to say, Vox is on the money here.