Over Christmas, I got out of the habit of doing links posts. But I love them (there's so much good writing and videos and pictures and audio on the web!), so here you go:
Over at Brandywine Books, they post a long quotation from John Wesley, part of which reads:
Would you judge of the lawfulness or unlawfulness of pleasure; of the innocence or malignity of actions? Take this rule: whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the relish of spiritual things; in short, whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind, that thing is sin to you, however innocent it may be in itself.
It's worth going and reading the whole thing.
There's an interview with Susan Wise Bauer here (scroll down till you see her name) that I enjoyed listening to. It covers writing, homeschooling, vocation, history and many other interesting things.
Mike Rowe (of "Dirty Jobs" - which, along with "Mythbusters", is one of the two shows on Discovery that are really worth watching with your kids) plays "Not My Job" on NPR, which is just sort of epic.
This post on "The Problem with Genre" talks about Sturgeon's Law, which I'd never heard of but which rings entirely true to me, as a lover of the genres both of space opera and of the Regency romance. If you're a genre-lover of any kind, you'll probably enjoy his analysis.
And, hat tip to my brother, the real meanings of philosophical terms. A sample:
2. Hermeneutics: What I mean
3. Logic: Why I’m right
4. Apologetics: Why you’re wrong
5. Fallacy: Why you don’t even know you’re wrong
6. Epistemology: How I know I’m right and you’re wrong
7. Existential: Don’t feel bad: everyone is wrong
It goes on. It's hilarious. Enjoy!
Peace of Christ to you,