Peter Kreeft at Biola

Christian apologist Peter Kreeft visited Biola University this weekend as a guest of the Torrey Honors Institute. Kreeft has written numerous books in various styles on numerous subjects including apologetics, heaven, prayer, Catholicism and Aquinas. His next work (and the...

/ February 26, 2005

East Asian Developments

Paul Musgrave has an excellent summary of recent developments in East Asia. The East Asian security story is the most consequential of this decade. China is rising to power; North Korea’s regime is clinging for life to a nuclear life...

/ February 26, 2005

On the Quill

Mark Olson at Pseudo-Polymath offers this reflection on the virtues of the quill: A good fountain pen has finely engraved metal, is machined to fine tolerances, and writes smoothly and well. I still find it amazing for instance, that the...

/ February 25, 2005

Media and Blogging

Stacy Harp of MediaSoul has started a new company designed to promote books through the blogosphere. She states, “We exist to help people in the media, such as authors, filmmakers, musicians and others get their message out to a targeted...

/ February 23, 2005

Reading in America at Risk

The U.S. Bureau of the Census conducted a study on the amount of literary reading (as opposed to electronic) in America. They bottom line is that reading has declined across all age and social categories, and that this decline has...

/ February 23, 2005

Interesting thoughts at RealClear Politics…

Dennis Prager wrote an article arguing that liberal “values” are based on feelings while conservatives have reasons for their values. He is using sweeping generalizations that are nevertheless helpful so long as we continue to engage arguments by the left,...

/ February 22, 2005

Pushkin, Fate, and Modern Man

Alexander Pushkin is often referred to as Russia’s national poet. Basically, as Virgil was to Romans so is Pushkin to Russians. A major theme in his legendary “novel in verse”, Eugene Onegin, is that of fate. The main character, Eugene,...

/ February 18, 2005

Reynolds on TNIV

Naturally, Dr. Reynolds offers a unique and insightful perspective: We are people of the Book. We cannot accept a post-literate culture anymore than we leave pre-literate cultures alone. We must teach all God’s people to read. Media other than books...

/ February 18, 2005

Perhaps the Most Daring Post I’ve Written Yet

Pastor Mark Roberts has been blogging lately about the TNIV. Everything to this point has been laying the groundwork, and yet Roberts remarks that the series has generated “more e-mail than any series [he has] ever written – and [he...

/ February 18, 2005

Parable of the Talents

Okay, this story from the AP wire is just flat out cool. GROVE, Okla. (AP) — Usually, parishioners offer money to their churches. This time, the church handed out money. Pastor Steve Dyer of the Newsong Church gave $14,000 to...

/ February 17, 2005