Turn Right! Turn Right! Turn Right!

I once sold a cartoon to a magazine for $20. In a vain attempt to regain what amounted to a $120/hr job, I write down cartoon ideas regularly. Here was my latest, but so far…

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Usage Determines Meaning no. 15

Sidney Landau, lexicographer, has a firm handle on one of my favorite near-inspired dictums, “Usage determines meaning.” He devotes some space in his book Dictionaries to covering the history of English usage disputes. In the…

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Outsourcing Prayer

“Information Age Prayer,” provides “a subscription service utilizing a computer with text-to-speech capability to incant your prayers each day.” For $3.95 a month, you get “the satisfaction of knowing that your prayers will always be…

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Why Women Don’t Play Football

I do enjoy a good football game, though in order to have more time to lay up treasures in heaven I catch only about two a year. I caught most of yesterday’s SuperBowl, however, and…

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Pauline Theology

A new feminist wave has hit theological scholarship. It’s called “Pauline Theology.” Scholars who hold this view are especially incensed at Paul’s discrimination against women. Women can’t be pastors; they can’t even speak in church….

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The Five Tenants of Calvinism

Approximately 30 different sites on the Internet make reference to the “five tenants of Calvinism.” None of them, however, has revealed who those five tenants are. So now, for the first time in the history…

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