Yearly Archives: 2014

POLITICAL APATHY: MIDTERM ELECTION RESULTS 2014

Political apathy via King Saul threatening David by Jusepe Leonardo

Political apathy: lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern about politics in general. Wikipedia defines it as “the indifference on the part of any citizen of any country with regard to their attitude towards political activities.” This is not an article

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THE PALEO DIET by LOREN CORDAIN

The Paleo Diet

3.5 of 5   The bottom line: A solid blueprint and case for eating the paleo way, lacking some proofs and boldly proclaiming some miscalculations as fact.   The basic premise of The Paleo Diet is that the human machine

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ON IDOLATRY

Idolatry via Foster Bible Pictures

The New Oxford American Dictionary defines idolatry as “extreme admiration, love, or reverence for something or someone.” In a biblical sense, idolatry is the worship of anything or anyone other than God. Worship needs not be confined to “primitive” cultic

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ON THE INCARNATION by ATHANASIUS

On the Incarnation by Athanasius

4.99 (of 5) The bottom line: A powerful and persuasive apologetic exposition on the Incarnation and the divinity of Christ written by a theological genius.   On the Incarnation was written over 1500 years ago by the bishop of the

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ON MORAL PANIC

Moral Panic via Witch Burning

I have long held the assumption that the media’s role in modern society is not, in fact, to objectively report events that happen in the world but rather to selectively choose those stories that serve an ideological end—the news, then,

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THE INTROVERT ADVANTAGE by MARTI OLSEN LANEY

The Introvert Advantage by Marti Olsen Laney

4.25 of 5 The bottom line: For introverts, an eye-opening insight into your own nature, why you’re misunderstood, self-appreciation, and how to excel in an extroverted world.   The Introvert Advantage essentially serves as a blueprint for more fulfilling lives

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WHY CONSTANTINE STILL MATTERS

Constantine by Jean-Christophe BENOIST

Emperor Constantine, who ruled over the Roman Empire from 306 to 337 A.D., still matters for two essential reasons: (1) He revolutionized the relationship between the Church and the State, creating a dynamic where the former was fashioned to serve

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ECONOMICS IN ONE LESSON by HENRY HAZLITT

Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt

4.75 of 5 The bottom line: An accessible, easy-to-understand way to learn, understand, and practically apply economics to the real world.     Why would any person want to read an economics book, and why would they particularly want to

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THE BOOK REVIEW SCORING SYSTEM

CHESadaphal Book Review Scoring System via NYC Wanderer Kevin Eng

The Book Review Scoring System is designed to standardize all reviews from this point forward.   One Star: A book that one should avoid at all costs either because of some obvious glaring problem(s), bait-and-switch marketing, or purposeful attempts at

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HERMENEUTICS

Hermeneutics via Hermes the Messenger

The New Oxford American Dictionary defines hermeneutics as “the branch of knowledge that deals with interpretation, especially of the Bible or literary texts.” This interpretation may be thought to be an objective process, but in reality no one is capable

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