No Such Thing As Subjective Truth
Just some casual reflections that I had after a friendly discussion resulted in my arguing that "subjective truth" was an oxymoron.
Justin Martyr on the Trinity
Justin Martyr has a surprisingly developed understanding of Trinitarian doctrine for someone writing in the first half of the second century.
Mission, Power, Authority, and the Holy Spirit
Here is the text of the sermon I preached at LCF and JCF this weekend on four themes in the book of Acts.
Athens and Jerusalem Talk
I'm giving a talk at the Athens and Jerusalem Conference in Lawrenceburg KY on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The talk will be on the Platonic conception of the self as the soul, especially in the Phaedo and the Phaedrus, and how this is different from the Christian conception. Anyone interested is invited.
Sermon delivered giving an overview of the book of Job at LCF on 2017-12-30.
Screwtape the Christian Personalist
Uncle Screwtape reveals a deeply personalistic understanding of good and evil.
- 2017-11-23 The Logos And Jordan Peterson
I just finished reading all the Narnia books to my kids and ran across this wonderful bit about Plato...
A Strong Claim from Zizioulas
Metropolitan John Zizioulas puts in a particularly striking way the historical claim that I am working on in my current book project.
Culture of Repudiation
Roger Scruton identifies a feature of academic life that has become singularly disagreeable to me.
Description of Early Christians to Diognetus
I ran across this beautiful description of the early Christians in the Letter to Diognetus while reading the first volume of the Ante-Nicene Fathers. If only we could be true to this description, how much better salted would the world be by our presence?
Sincerity Formulated into Dogma
James Russell Lowell explains that passion and sincerity are not enough.
Simplicity Leads to Despotism
Russell Kirk explains the connection between ideological simplicity and despotism.
Spirit vs. Flesh in Romans 8
Here is the presentation for the sermon at the CF churches this weekend.
My address at the 2017 Mars Hill graduation.
Whittaker Chambers on Writing and Inertia
By simply picking up a pen, things can be done, if we have the will to overcome inertia.
Burke on Moral Order
The awful Author of our being is the author of our place in the order of existence...
My review of Dietrich von Hildebrand's Liturgy and Personality appeared in Touchstone.
Christopher Graney on Galileo
Christopher Graney talk about Galileo.
Sublime Plugins for Pandoc
My recommendations for Sublime slugins for writers who use Pandoc.
Intro to Pandoc, and why it is useful for writers.
Electric Archeology Open Notebook
Link to Shawn Graham at Electric Archeology.
The Why and the Wherefore
Chronological association of notes by using Git.
Using markdown's definition lists in LaTeX output.
How to get nicely styled Chicago footnotes in your LaTeX output with Pandoc.
Git for Zettelkasten
Using Git with my zettlekasten
Class Info in Pandoc and LaTeX
How to get typical student info into your LaTeX output using Pandoc's metadata.
Review from Taking Note Blog
A link to some comments on the Taking Note blog regarding my setup.
Review from Christian Tietze
A link to Christian Tietze's helpful blog about Zettlekasten.
Going From Reading To Notes
My process of taking reading notes and getting them into my zettlekasten.
Sertillanges - What I Think
'I read, and I write while reading; but...'
- 2015-08-10 Reading Notes
Jekyll Post Plugin
A little plugin I wrote for using Jekyll with Sublime.
One Thought Per Note
The advantages of making many small notes with one thought in each.
Sublime Syntax Definition
My own Sublime syntax definition that includes zettlekasten linmks.
Zettelkasten Goes to Use
A link to Shawn Graham who is using my zettlekasten set up.
A link to Shawn Graham who is using my Skim to Markdown scripts.
My Footnote Plugin
A plugin I wrote for Sublime that makes unique footnote references across multiple files.
My Zettelkasten in Sublime
The way that I have my Zettlekasten set up in Sublime.
- 2015-05-05 The Zettelkasten Method
A Weird "You" in Aristotle
An odd switch to the second person in a juicy Aristotle quote.
Von Hildebrand on Machine Culture
Dietrich von Hildebrand objects to the mechanization of the person.
Merton on Theology
Thomas Merton claims that theology must be based in personal relationship.
Pictures and description of the notebook and manual system I use.
The use of being able to place your notes within the chronological stream of your thoughts.
A description of the way that I go back and annotate my notebooks.
Two Goals of Note Taking
I argue that we should separate out what I call engagement notes from memory notes.
Skim and BibDesk Wrap-up
All my posts on Skim and BibDesk organized in one place.
A script I wrote to seach BibDesk with a hotkey from anywhere.
BibDesk and LaTeX Citations
Using BibDesk to keep all your bibliographic info for automatically generated footnotes in LaTeX.
Intro to BibDesk
An introductory description of BibDesk, a program that allows you to store all your bibliographic info.
Exporting Skim Notes
A little script I wrote for getting all your Skim notes into a single nicely formated markdown file.
Levels of Reading
Thoughts on distinguishing different depths of reading and adjusting your habits accordingly.
Why I Use Skim
The advantages of this wonderful PDF reader form OSX.
Marginal Note Properties in Skim
A script I wrote for adjusting the width of marginal text notes in Skim.
A script I wrote that for generating a Pandoc-style citation with an automatically generated link to the right page in Skim.
Custom Skim URLs
Describes how to set up system-wide OSX urls for each PDF based on bibliographic info.
Academic Plain Text
A link to a very good introduction for getting up and running with using markdown for academic writing.
Unbelief is Disobedience
Leslie Newbigin explains the connection between faith and obedience.
Vladimir Lossky describes the risk involved in God's love.
Gilson on Deism
Gilson describes the 'ghost of the Christian God' found in Deism.