March 13th, 2010

Stained Glass - Teaching

Church Fathers Day 20: St. Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church (Treatise I): Secs. 19-21

I'm using a plan that has me reading through 10 of the Church Fathers during Lent this year. Thursday was St. Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church: 19-27. I fell behind again and am working to catch up.

I was struck by the pretty straight-forward manner in which this reading was delivered. Much of the information sounded familiar, like from the epistles with which I am familiar, but it was presented in a fresh manner. Towards the end, the tone switched from instruction to preaching, which helped reinforce the instruction by making it more personal.
Stained Glass - Teaching

Church Fathers Day 21: St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 1-10

I'm using a plan that has me reading through 10 of the Church Fathers during Lent this year. Yesterday was St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 1-10. I fell behind again and am working to catch up. Once I fell behind the first time, it was easy to allow myself to both fall farther behind as well as fall behind again, after having caught back up.

This is pretty neat reading. Instead of instruction or preaching, I'm reading a story. I like the change of pace. Our hero, Anthony, starts the story as a wealthy Egyptian (raised Christian). After hearing some scripture passages and meditating on them, he decides to sell all he has and give the money to the poor. Then, he begins a journey of following Christ. Everywhere he turns, he is either comforted or instructed by a passage of scripture. He becomes a monk of sorts. He fight demons.

I'm looking forward to what happens next.
anti-dst

Down With DST

You know I hate DST. When elected President, the first thing I do will be to eliminate it. In the mean time, here's the min-rant I wrote last year:
Don't forget that the evil that is DST visits us tonight. If you're not paying attention, you'll be an hour late for church.

As you know, I am a vocal advocate for eliminating Daylight Saving Time. Studies show that it wastes energy and costs more and is responsible for increased death and injury rates. Obviously, this is a horrible practice that should be abolished -- we are slaves to DST.

I'll be running for President again next time, on the anti-DST platform. Join me.
maeglin73 recently christened this lie "ACT: Arbitrarily Changed Time." That's exactly what it is. It's arbitrary. It's a joke. It's a lie. It causes more problems than it solves.

Remember: a lie agreed upon is not the truth. DST is a lie.