Monthly Archives: December 2010

Persecution of Christians Ongoing

The West has many faults, but at least Christians here don’t have to worry about getting blown up when they go to church. As we celebrate the Christmas season–yes, we’re still in it (Day 7)–let’s remember those around the world … Continue reading

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Introducing Robbie Shackelford

If you’re like most people, you desperately need a painting of a Tuscan landscape hanging somewhere in your house or apartment. Fortunately, I know someone who can paint one for you! My friend Robbie Shackelford has directed the Harding University … Continue reading

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Give the New “Gulliver’s Travels” a Pass

That’s what this Guardian reviewer says, anyway. We saw an extended trailer for this film when we went to the new Narnia movie a couple of weeks ago, and it looks completely ridiculous. The reviewer puts it this way: “Nothing … Continue reading

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The Master Plan: Seven Years to Read the Great Books

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? If so, do you actually keep them? My track record in that area is probably not better than most people’s. But this year will be different (really!). I’m reading a new book on goal … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Why on earth are you surfing the internet on Christmas Day? Go have some in-the-flesh interactions with your loved ones; we’re supposed to be celebrating the Incarnation, after all. For your edification, here is the collect for December 25 from … Continue reading

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400-Year Anniversary of the KJV Dead Ahead

Here in the U.S., in 2011 many people are likely to overlook one of the most significant anniversaries we’re likely to see in our lifetime: the 400-year anniversary of the publication of the Authorized Version of the Bible, more popularly … Continue reading

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More Bad News on Marriage (Having Nothing to Do with Homosexuals)

Ross Douthat is one of the very few New York Times columnists I can tolerate in more than tiny doses. His “The Changing Culture War” from earlier this month is sobering reading. I blogged a few weeks back about the … Continue reading

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Can Tolstoy Save Your Marriage?

Some academics across the pond have come up with a new way to teach the humanities to university students. They are attempting to deal with the perennial problem discussed here in previous posts: Hard-working, pragmatic types, who abound in the … Continue reading

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Men Raised by Women

Last week I read an outstanding article by Brett McKay on the Art of Manliness website that I wanted to post here. The title, “A Generation of Men Raised by Women,” is taken from the movie Fight Club, which I … Continue reading

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New “Dawn Treader” a Big Step Up from “Caspian”

If you haven’t gone to see the new Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in theaters yet, I hope you’ll make a point to do so. Not everyone is praising the film; this Wall Street Journal reviewer, … Continue reading

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