Archive for January, 2008

A crack in everything

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Fred Clark gets it: One of the first questions when approaching the subject of human nature tends to be are we essentially good or essentially rotten? The Christian answer -- "Yes!" -- can seem like a cop-out, or a contradiction, or a paradox (the euphemism theologian's use for those contradictions we ...

arc is here

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

arc> (map [+ _ 1] '(1 2 3)) (2 3 4) arc> `(arc is ,@'(finally) here) (arc is finally here) I should have mentioned: via lemonodor.

Yet another Wordpress theme

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Your blog might be in trouble if you update your blog theme more often than the content.

Blessed Hope Services

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

The kind people at Blessed Hope Old Regular Baptist Church in Liberty Kentucky have been making their worship services available online, including lots of 'lined out' hymns. The general website is at 'Blessed Hope Services'. One very nice hymn is 'Beside the gospel pool' (mp3). I love how you can ...

Fum, fum, fum!

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Here is my translation of the Catalan Christmas song, "Fum, fum, fum." I sang it at the Epiphany celebration at Church of the Sojourners last night. I'm sorry I didn't get the 'pastorets' to eat 'botifarra,' a Catalunyan sausage. On December twenty-five Fum, fum, fum On December twenty-five Fum, fum, fum A child comes in ...

The Iowa Caucuses

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Hitchens on the Iowa caucus racket: I was in Des Moines and Ames in the early fall, and I must say that, as small and landlocked and white and rural as Iowa is, I would be happy to give an opening bid in our electoral process to its warm and generous ...