I don’t think that you can get a better sense of the sort of meaning than from what is in every bookshop in this city… . Douglas Murry via Powerline
Today is Washington’s birthday. Not last Monday. Today. And so, I’ll begin by cribbing a bit from Scott Johnson’s annual commemoration of the Indispensible Man over at Powerline (sorry link coming, I’m not fully coffeed yet). From the letter to Washington from America’s oldest Jewish congregation welcoming him to Newport, Rhode Island upon the ratification
The menu, a litany of updated regional classics such as black-eyed pea cakes, was relentlessly “improved” by garnishes such as avocados and Basmati rice. The joint’s “philosophy” — since all new restaurants must now publish a justifying manifesto along with their menu — centered on the now tedious homage to “local” “organic” produce and a
There was remarkable unanimity in the choice of hymns. from the Forward The universal selection seemed to turn to “mother’s favorite,” which had be meant so much at the turning point of life’s highway. The choice of “Lead Kindly Light,” and “Come, Thou Fount,” “Rock of Ages,” “Nearer my God to thee” and other hymns
The Old City in Jerusalem was as close as we got to Bethlehem a couple of years ago, so I’m revisiting some of the photographs I took. Recall, as part of Mr. Big Food’s invited Bar Hillel Lectures, Hebrew University treated us to a private tour of the Old City– just two grad students, the
Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when I chose Israel, and lifted up mine hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob, and made myself known unto them in the land of Egypt, when I lifted up mine hand unto them, saying, I am the LORD your God; In the day that
I draw your attention to the last line on the page: Memorize this poem. The book is Our Language: First Book by Lida B. NcMurry and F.T. Norvell (1905). It is a beginning grammar / usage / reader covering such things as story telling, sentence and paragraph structure, capitalization, punctuation, and so forth. Throughout the
The word “seeker”, used to describe a religious attitude of mind, was coined in England in the early seventeenth century, though the attitude itself had been in evidence on the continent of Europe for a full century. From The New Quest by Rufus Jones (MCMXXVII) I went to a Phil/Rel talk today. Rufus was mentioned
Below is what I posted on January 21, 2014. It is an unfinished essay I worked on for my now defunct column in my little local weekly newspaper. I thought it worth reposting today– still as incomplete as it was two years ago. ~~ MLK Day: I worked on this for two weeks… and got
In an attempt to fill in some holes in my sorry little Library, today I begin a new semi-series titled “Wish-List.” These are books I wish were in my little Library but are not. If you happen to see one of these books at a junk store for a buck or two… well, I hate to
“The Annunciation” by Arthur Hacker (1892) The subject of the Annunciation is one of the most frequent, as it is one of the most beautiful, in Christian art… from Anniversaries and Holidays (second edition, 1944) That’s the Archangel Gabriel, by the way. Remember?
I have several books on Jewish life, history and culture. They sit on a shelf along side my books on Christian life, history and culture. I hope to look through several in the next few days. The book from which the quote comes is third in a series by the same author written for children.
The views expressed in this book will be unavoidably unpopular with most critics, whose natural liberalism and sympathetic interest in new experiments will be offended by this apparent betrayal of the liberal cause. I can only ask them to remember that liberalism may be defined as fidelity to freedom. –William Durant (1933)
By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. Eph. 2:8 From Nave’s Topical Bible: A Digest of the Holy Scriptures, Orville J. Nave, ed., Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, 1979.My friend Becca has a new post up at Keep Guessing. It’s interesting. She begins: My experience entering the