After 40 years of labor, Oxford University Press has finally finished their Historical Thesaurus of The Oxford English Dictionary. The dictionary contains 4448 pages and is the official resource of the English language (according to the OED). When are they going to put this resource online?
In a “clarification of intent“, Chapman explains, “The Southern Baptist Convention is experiencing a resurgence in the belief that divine sovereignty alone is at work in salvation without a faith response on the part of man.”
Who is he talking about? I have never met a Southern Baptist–or for that matter, even a Christian–who believes salvation [...]
In this opinion piece, one very unpopular republican among dems criticizes one very unpopular democrat among GOPs by defining what is and what is not happening as promised in the “stimulus package” delivered from the president’s desk. In it, he cites Orwell and questions Mr. Obama’s morality, saying the president uses “words . . . [...]
Clark Logan’s abrupt resignation spurred many to question the direction of current leadership at the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention. After this year’s SBC annual meeting movement to appoint a taskforce on evaluating SBC entities, many are calling for a renewal of vision and direction for agencies of the denomination, including an evaluation [...]
Glad to see this happening: Codex Sinaiticus digitized. I had a chance to see the monks working on this project when I visited St. Catherine’s years ago.
Codex Sinaiticus comprises over 400 large leaves of prepared animal skin, each of which measures 15 inches by 13.5 inches. On these parchment leaves is written around half of the Old [...]
I have laughed without limits at the etrade babies yucking it up over their whirled peas, but when I saw this commercial of babies skating to The Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” I gave it my vote, and for those who know me best, I may consider, for once, drinking a bottle of that Evian [...]
After spending some time this week reading from John Adams and 1776, I ran across Peggy Noonan’s appreciative work on the history of human freedom and her favorite historian. You should read it, and then go pick up a copy of David McCullough’s books.