Should My Students Be Here?

Last year, before the Fall semester started, I posted Teaching Secular Blasphemy, where I attacked the whole "perfect life" concept that pervades our culture, inflates our expectations and makes us depressed and angry when they don't work out. I didn't attack this idea because of their psychological or sociological damage (which are evident) but because …

The last American aristocrat — UnHerd

Not long after the Trump election I was invited to a dinner party of the sort I’d only recently learned existed. Here’s how it goes. The host is wealthy, as are half the guests, and the other half are intellectuals there to provide entertainment. Waiters bring courses prepared by the chef in the kitchen while… The …

Some Clarification on What I Mean By “Outed”

I've gotten some pushback on my last post Be True to Your School, Or They’ll Go Postal, which concerned recent events at our Church of God General Assembly. One major objection is my characterisation of what happened on the floor of the General Council as the Seminary being "outed." Probably the easiest way for me to …

Be True to Your School, Or They’ll Go Postal

My father didn't like rock music. But there was one time he made an exception. My brother was a Beach Boys fan, and one evening at the house he made us stand and listen to "Be True to Your School" as it played on our Magnavox console. My father was big on his sons being …

Anointing of Jesus Christ. His Royalty. His Genealogy. His Priesthood. — The Bossuet Project

In this week Bossuet shows the nature of Jesus Christ from a human standpoint. Many of the earlier elevations discuss his divine origins, but now Bossuet connects him with Israel’s institutions: its monarchy, its priesthood, and its own bloodline, which were necessary preparations for his mission. The elevations: Anointing of Jesus Christ. His Royalty. His […]Anointing …

When CMYK Separations Were Really Separate — Chet Aero Marine

Anyone who has done any work with print is familiar with the CMYK (Cyan/Magenta/Yellow/BlacK) colour scheme. (Most web images are done with the RGB (Red/Green/Blue) scheme.) In either case the idea is that, by using a few colours and mixing them properly, one could produce the effect of many colours, thus making it possible to […]When …

Maybe a few Soviet Books Would Change Their Mind

The Democratic Socialists of America are on a roll in Los Angeles, and the school system continues to decline: Minority students are disproportionately hurt by Los Angeles’s subpar public school systems. The DSA’s refusal to challenge underperforming schools in minority neighborhoods is a testament to its role as a mouthpiece for failed public-sector unions such …

William Hamilton’s God May Have Died, Mine Did Not

My parents divorced in the late 1970's. That was back in the day before our tax code made inter-spousal transfers free of estate or gift taxes, so it was a mess. (Yeah, there was such time...) After it was done, she dated an English insurance agent. The relationship never got very far, although he found …

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