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    Archive for November, 2017

    Black Wednesday

    Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

    BYCU The Left is a sanctimonious kill-joy. Black Wednesday is here and we’re primed for celebration. But what is the leftist Huffington Post primed for? Lecturing: Thanksgiving is the time of year where children young and old come home to see family – and catch up with friends. What are they doing when they’re out […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

    More Miscellaneous Rambling I’m glad the second Reformation Theology on Tap lectures are over. I was dog-tired of reading about the Reformation, thinking about the Reformation, and practicing my lecture on the Reformation. There will be no video available, but there should be audio, which I’ll upload to Youtube once it’s available. I’ve been listening […]

    Monday

    Monday, November 20th, 2017

    Miscellaneous Rambling Solanus Casey, pray for us . . . pray for me. I can’t say I’ll be attending another beatification Mass (including, I know now, my own). It was a very nice ceremony; hats off to the organizers, but my situation in life doesn’t render me fit to deal with all the logistical hassles […]

    Sunday, November 19th, 2017

    Six-year old Brantley Dobbs suffers from a brain tumor, but says God has assured him he is going to Heaven. For Christmas cheer, he’s asking people to send him a Christmas ornament. pic.twitter.com/um0uTikHm5 — The Stream (@Streamdotorg) November 20, 2017 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Saturday

    Saturday, November 18th, 2017

    Like all idols, pop culture is a phony—it never existed.https://t.co/vq0gF8BQUd — First Things (@firstthingsmag) November 17, 2017 To be honest, I haven’t read the entire article yet, but I was struck by the author’s byline: Ron Austin is a veteran Hollywood writer-producer, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and a […]

    Friday

    Friday, November 17th, 2017

    Brews You Can Use Interesting article that claims global warming is creating new wine regions. The best part: It lists the three regions that have the most promise, and Michigan is on it (with England and Tasmania): Like Montana, the state of Michigan already produces wine on a small scale. And it’s scaling up as […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, November 16th, 2017

    Miscellaneous Rambling My business venture with son, Jack, is getting close to lift off. If you have a Facebook account, head over and “Like” MAXimum Gardening. You can check out the online store while you’re there too. We have a lot of work to do on it, and I don’t plan on soliciting “Likes” on […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

    Tonight’s Handout: 1517-1648 The Reformation Years Five Branches of Protestantism The bulk of churches can trace their roots to one of five sources 1. Lutheranism These are, you know, the Lutherans. Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden 2. Reformed Presbyterians, Congregationalists. Puritans. Zwingli/Calvin. Switzerland, Netherlands, Scotland 3. Radical Baptists, Swiss Brethren (later split into Mennonite and Amish […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

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    Monday

    Monday, November 13th, 2017

    Miscellaneous Rambling It was the weekend of crappy jobs: got flu shot, did annual corporate tax return for Marie’s tiny business, switched out my winter/summer wardrobes (long story, but a hassle), watched annual video legal ethics seminar, typed up my monthly lecture for Theology on Tap, and moved garden tarps for the winter. The last […]

    30-Minute History Excerpt

    Saturday, November 11th, 2017

    The Church teaches that Christ instructed his disciples and they carried on his teachings, leaving a rough framework for a working church, but the teachings aren’t in scripture. Our Protestant brothers are inclined to think Catholic practices evolved over the centuries, but that’s not the Catholic way of thinking. It’s striking how many times the […]

    Friday

    Friday, November 10th, 2017

    Brews You Can Use Last summer, I referenced Buckfast Tonic Wine, a caffeine-infused wine made by the Benedictine monks of Buckfast. Yesterday, I saw this “Today I Learned” at Reddit: “TIL Buckfast, a caffeinated tonic wine, accounts for less than half a percent of Scotland’s total alcohol sales but is a factor in over 40 […]

     


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