Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Blog in the Blog Roll

Christianbook Distributers has a great blog about Christian books. Particularly useful is their interviews with authors of new titles. Check them out.
P.S. If you're interested, they have a great contest for a set of Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Wealth and Liberty

  It is commonly held that with wealth comes liberty.  I mean liberty or freedom in the classical sense: not so much the existence of choices but the removal of barriers that hinder one's goals.  One can easily imagine that a little more money, a slightly more secure situation, a larger pool of resources could open many doors that currently remain shut.  The doors might not be that obvious.  A liberal education is not cheap.  Certain social circles are hard to break into without the experiences that come with wealth.  Time comes at a price when one lives from paycheck to paycheck.  Philosophers will deny all this, but philosophers have generally come from privileged classes.
  Yet wealth comes with its own chains and burdens.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spring Is Here

Spring has come and it is time to spruce up the look of the blog.  Thanks to Blogger for the improved templates and customizing options, I can brighten things up a bit.  Let me know if you think it is an improvement or disaster. :-)