Posts Tagged ‘culture’

Wow. A missionary decided to show the movie Courageous to tribes in Malawi, even though her intended audience didn’t speak English. So, what happened? Read on.

Part 1

Part 2

The Resolution

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Some history of elites and the rest of us, plus some suggestions, in an interview with David Gelernter, the author of America-Lite: How Imperial Academia Dismantled Our Culture (and Ushered In the Obamacrats).

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Eric Metaxas has a few book recommendations for summer reading. It’s an interesting mix of old and new, fiction and nonfiction. At the end of the article are links to other summer reading lists.

(Shameless self-promotion warning.) Of course, I wouldn’t mind if you slipped one of my books into the mix this summer.  The MI5 1/2 books are lightweight and humorous – except where they’re not. The Smolder, likewise.  Why We Raise Belgian Horses was written as a winter read (much of the action takes place around Christmas), but it’s been my most popular book…

But that’s enough self-promotion for now. We will now return to our regular programming…

I think the Metaxas list is worth a look. So here’s the link again.

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Gramma addresses some textese. [updated link]

She also proposes TIF for That Is Funny, or TIVF for That Is Very Funny, to use when you aren’t really Laughing Out Loud. Because it’s lying to say you are, when you aren’t.

Added: There’s a follow up post at the same blog.

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This young woman thinks so. And says why.

hat tip: Barbara Curtis

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First, read this short post, for backgound. Then, either using James M. Kushiner’s link there, or coming back here, try to carve out twelve minutes to watch the video. Hang on through the first part, if you think it’s slow or not interesting. You’ll need to see from about minute eight and a half on, to ‘get’ it.

Amazing. Just amazing.

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Eric Metaxas (like a lot of us) has noticed that ignorance about the Bible keeps showing up in places like the New York Times. He provides some almost-comical examples.

I’d probably laugh harder if I hadn’t been a Biblically illiterate newspaper reporter for about ten years – and the editor of the religion page for many of those years, to boot.

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