Archive for Off-topic
Let’s take a stroll today through something other than politics today. I recently read a book by Douglas Sean O’Donnell called The Beginning and End of Wisdom, and I thought you might like to hear about it. Becoming wise in the Lord is what every Christian aspires to do, and the Wisdom Literature in the Old Testament is a great way to start. Here is the review I posted on Amazon…
Understanding the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job) is a difficult task at times. On the one hand, the messages are frequently simple to understand and clearly applicable to anyone at any stage of life. On the other hand, connecting this literature to Jesus in the New Testament is complex. O’Donnell’s book engages the reader to think differently about the Wisdom Literature and see Christ in ways that perhaps he or she has never considered before.
My wife and I will be attending the Austrian Scholars Conference this week at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. I’m really excited that one of my best buddies, Daniel Krawisz of the Libertarian Longhorns, will be presenting this year in a panel with Hans Herman Hoppe, M. Garrett Roth, Bernardita Escobar, and chaired by Thomas DiLorenzo. His talk is called “Praxeology of the Knowledge Problem of Socialism,” and he will be discussing the often-missed details of Hayek’s knowledge problem in the context of, you guessed it, Misesian praxeology (which is the logic of human action). If you want to tune in, you should be able to listen live on Mises.org sometime between 1:00 and 2:30pm CST on Saturday.
I’ll have some articles prepped to post late this week, and I’ll try to do a little summary post each day at some point. If any of you LCC readers are attending, let me know right now in the comments below. I really would love to meet you.
Hopefully, you will never see a 404 page on LCC. 404’s come up whenever someone tries to access a page on a website that is no longer there, perhaps because the page was deleted, the user typed the URL incorrectly, or they followed a bad link. This can be pretty frustrating, so I thought it would be fun to create something a bit more… interesting. Here’s what the 404 page will look like from now on…
- Baptist explanation: There must be sin in your life, Everyone else opened it fine.
- Presbyterian explanation: It’s not Gods will for you to open this link.
- Word of Faith explanation: You lack the faith to open this link. Your negative words have prevented you from realizing this link’s fulfillment.
- Charismatic explanation: Thou art loosed! Be commanded to OPEN!
- Unitarian explanation: All links are equal, so if this link doesn’t work for you, feel free to experiment with other links that might bring you Joy and fulfillment.
- Buddhist explanation: ……………………………………………..
- Episcopalian explanation: Are you saying you have something against homosexuals?
- Christian science explanation: There really is no link.
- Atheist explanation: The only reason you think this link exists is because you needed to invent it.
- Church counselor’s explanation: And what did you feel when the link would not open?
I can’t remember where I picked this up, but I thought it was pretty hilarious. Here’s to hoping you never have to experience the dreaded 404 page for real…
During my regular excursion through the world wide web today, I came across a nifty little plugin for WordPress that will make quoting Bible verses extraordinarily easy for Bloggers. It’s called RefTagger, and it was produced by Logos. They also make the Logos Bible Software package, which I think is the premier Bible Software for Windows right now.
RefTagger sees Bible verse references in your posts and automatically converts them to hyperlinks to bible.logos.com, and if you hover over the link with your mouse a tooltip window will appear with the full text quote.
Here’s an example: John 3:16
How cool is that?
See more examples in Josephus on the Origin of the State.
Now, existing hyperlinked Scriptures will not be re-linked, so some of my earlier articles (like my New Testament Theology of the State series) will still keep their links to SearchGodsWord.com. But that’s ok. RefTagger will make life a lot easier.
Other bloggers who read LCC: You can use RefTagger on a variety of platforms, including Blogspot, Movable Type, and different types of forums. Check out their website for more details.
All in all, I think I can recommend the RefTagger software very highly. Well done, Logos!
I just purchased a Flip Video Ultra on Amazon. Flip Video has done a fantastic job of making video recording accessible to anyone, and everyone from David Risley to Robert Scoble raves about these cameras for their ease of use and portability. For me, I’m interested in doing some videocasts for LCC and liveblogging from the Austrian Scholars Conference, where I will be giving a talk in a couple of weeks called “Science and the Free Market.” If you’re interested in one of these nifty little devices, you can get one for $70 for the next 24 hours or so from Amazon…