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Tuesday, 10 January 2006

Bob turned up an entire trove of Puritan and Reformed writings, including Michael Wigglesworth's 224-stanza verse sermon, "The Day of Doom" (1662), a New England best-seller. For shorter takes, check out the Puritan Quote of the Week. Past citations include Richard Baxter's "Screw the truth into men's minds" and John Flavel's "A hot iron, though blunt, will pierce sooner than a cold one, though sharper."

posted: 2:07:17 PM  

Gapers Block revisits the Chicago of Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March in a photo essay.

(Thanks to wood s lot.)

posted: 9:43:11 AM  

Gordon Atkinson (Real Live Preacher) reviews NBC's The Book of Daniel (it sounds pretty dreadful) and addresses the backlash directed at the show:

But I think all the uproar from Christians is symptomatic of a more disturbing trend. More and more Christians seem to think that affirmation from our culture is where they will find their power. Since when do religions need affirmation from television stations? That's a little shallow, don't you think? What we should be doing is practicing our devotion and letting our changed lives speak for themselves.

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