Daily Archives: April 13, 2018

Polycarp Of Smyrna: The Unsung Hero Of The Apostolic Fathers

When we look at the selection of texts that is known (however accurately) by the title of the Apostolic Fathers, Polycarp plays a large role in these collections.  It would not be an exaggeration to claim that Polycarp [1] is … Continue reading

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Understatement

“Half of you here don’t get it,” a thundering voice said from the stage, to a crowd that very much wanted him and themselves to believe that they in fact did get it.  And yet that voice would not be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Life Among The Savages

Life Among The Savages, by Shirley Jackson Shirley Jackson, if she is remembered at all today, is viewed as an expert in writing creepy short stories like “The Lottery” or horror novels like The Haunting Of Hill House.  But this … Continue reading

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Book Review: John Muir In His Own Words

John Muir In His Own Words:  A Book Of Quotations, by John Muir, Compiled and Edited by Peter Browning Those who are familiar with the environmental movement in the Western United States will likely know John Muir for his work … Continue reading

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