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Chips from the Workshop: Julius Wellhausen - Saturday, August 4th 2012 19:36
Almost done with putting the monotheism manuscript into its final form. Pretty soon, your bloggist will be appearing regularly at his old stand again. In the meantime, here's...
"Best of . . . " Meaning, Atheism, and Francis Schaeffer, March 2010 - Friday, July 27th 2012 19:17
You can consider this entry to be from the "Best of . . . " collection, or a summer rerun. I'm still way too deep into the monotheism manuscript to create new entries,...
Chips from the Workshop: Escape from Reason - Sunday, July 8th 2012 1:16
This entry is dedicated to my new friends at the Francis Schaeffer Institute. There can be no better illustration for Schaeffer's message on the escape from reason than the...
Chips from the Workshop: They Come to America! - Wednesday, June 27th 2012 23:45
I haven't been able to do a blog entry, but I've posted a few "Chips from the Workshop" pictures on Facebook, which I'm adding to this entry. Wow, it's hot again! As I...
Chips from the Workshop: The Answer . . . part 2 - Saturday, June 16th 2012 23:13
Okay, I'm back. It took a little longer than I had thought to get the material written in MS-Word converted to usable HTML.If you have not yet read the previous post, "The...
Chips from the Workshop: The Answer . . . part 1 - Saturday, June 16th 2012 18:27
Thanks to all of you who made yourself vulnerable by submitting suggestions on how to solve the ethnological problem I posed. Let me repeat it here before going on. You...
Chips from the Workshop: Origin of a Story - Thursday, June 14th 2012 21:44
Let me run a puzzle past you and give you a chance to solve it. Wilhelm Schmidt's contribution to ethnology lay largely in establishing a chronological sequence among...
From the Workshop: Change of Mind plus other observations - Thursday, June 14th 2012 18:38
Wednesday, June 13. I had a virtually normal day today, possibly because I have finally implemented the increase in medication Dr. W had allowed a few months ago, should I...
Pythagorean Archaeology at Home - Tuesday, June 5th 2012 23:55
I'm taking a little bit of time away from writing about the culture-historical school to report on my morning's activity. It was a good break. It isn't every day that I...
Chips from the Workshop: Totemism - Thursday, May 31st 2012 23:56
It's been a not-so-easy ten days or so again. Some physical issues, depression, unnecessary stress. You know, the kind of thing that probably half of my readers...
Andaman Islands and Max Planck (Physics, 3) - Tuesday, May 22nd 2012 18:55
Once again it's been forever since I last posted an entry. If I wait too much longer, I'm going to have to write another story, or maybe add another full chapter to The...
Einstein, the Newtonian Physicist (Physics, part 2) - Sunday, May 13th 2012 21:30
Wishing all the mothers in the world the honor and recognition that they deserve. Below is a picture of the ultimate in self-sacrificial motherhood--except I don't think...
Chips, Tips, and Modern Physics, part 1 - Friday, May 11th 2012 23:02
First of all, an announcement: Today I mailed out the new volume of the Journal of the International Society of Apologetics. Please note: I only sent it out to...
More Chips from the Workshop & the Tippy Ditch Trio - Wednesday, May 9th 2012 1:24
Come break up your week tomorrow night! The Tippy Ditch Trio will be a part of the musical festivities in Converse Indiana. Apparently they have a musical amateur open-mike...
Chips from the Workshop and Glimpses of Life - Sunday, May 6th 2012 20:03
A few items of a personal nature. June finally has health insurance. After my COBRA ran out, I had to wait six months to be eligible for Medicare. Really. That's the rule. If...
Resources Organized! - Sunday, April 29th 2012 22:55
Just a few thoughts, though this hasn't been a day for a lot of thinking. It's been a couple of not-so-easy days physically. Intellectually, I've been continuing to burrow...
More Chips from the Workshop: Fairy Tales - Friday, April 27th 2012 1:14
More shavings picked up from the floor as I'm continuing to work on the book about original monotheism.
More Chips from the Workshop: E. B. Tylor and Language - Saturday, April 21st 2012 23:51
I'm living right now with E. B. Tylor's Primitive Culture (2 vols., 2nd ed., 1889) and Anthropology (2 vols., 1881). It's the third time around with that material...
Sanskrit Help Site is Up! - Tuesday, April 17th 2012 1:59
This is just a quick note. First, June and I are happy to be home. As always, Poly was happy to see us. (Was that an anecdote about my cat?) The conference was excellent. Once...
Ad Portes Hannibalium - Sunday, April 15th 2012 22:56
:We are on our way home from ISCA. As mentioned yesterday, we decided to break up the trip home, so tonight we're staying in Hannibal, Missouri. You can think of this...
Reflections Prompted by ISCA 2012 - Sunday, April 15th 2012 0:34
Our first session to attend was with Bill Roach, whom I've mentioned on this blog before, e.g., as co-author with Norm Geisler of Defending Inerrancy. His topic was the...
Greetings from ISCA in Kansas City - Saturday, April 14th 2012 0:34
It's late Friday evening, and I'm writing to you from an Econolodge in Kansas City, near Midwestern Baptist Seminary, this year's location for the annual conference of ISCA,...
Happy Easter! - Saturday, April 7th 2012 22:02
As the local people say wherever you go, "We've been having some unusual weather for this time of year." (1) No question about it, not only has the winter been unusually warm,...
Grimm's Law and Numbers - Wednesday, April 4th 2012 19:28
In getting ready for my sessions on Sanskrit at the upcoming ISCA conference, I am in the process of totally overpreparing. I mean, all I can hope to accomplish is to...
Chips from a German Workshop: The Evolution of Religion - Sunday, April 1st 2012 23:55
In contrast to the previous post, feel free to disregard the date of this entry. Once again I want to thank the late Max Müller for not voicing any objections for my...