Academic students of a particular field who desire to become ‘scholars’ in order to publish regularly and/or teach at higher levels of education typically need to be awarded a doctoral degree. The award of a doctoral degree marks one’s acceptance into the community of scholars in that field. The etymology of the term doctor relates […]
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it saved Israel. As he unwittingly proto-typed Jesus, the Good Shepherd, Moses was distracted by a curious phenomenon: “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.” (Ex. 3:3) Read the rest of the story here. Why is the bush not burned? […]
If you come to Manchester you will be inundated with bees. One of the first things you will notice upon arrival is the buzzing of bees all around. We have lots of wasps too, but those are not as cute. As the weather has gotten colder, the bees have disappeared… for now. Not only are […]
During my sophomore year of college, I looked up the entry in a theological dictionary on “angelology.” It suggested that we know very little about angels, and that the best places to get acquainted with the theology of angels were Augustine’s City of God, Anselm’s Why God Became Man, and select writings from Pseudo-Dionysius. That […]
“I went to an Ivy League School. I’m very highly educated. I know words. I have the best words.” It was simply natural (albeit mean) for many to use the words Donald Trump and “ignorant” or (even lazier) “stupid” in the same sentence. NOTE: This only applies to Trump, not his supporters (who have […]
Now that Halloween is over the Christmas Markets begin here in England! Well, we do have Guy Fawkes Day tomorrow where people celebrate—with bonfires and fireworks—the capture, torture, and death (after which his body parts were scattered ‘to the four corners of the Kingdom’ and displayed as a warning to others and for the fowls […]
LEITHART, Peter J. The End of Protestantism: Pursuing Unity in a Fragmented Church. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2016. pp. 225. $21.99 (Hardback). ISBN: 978-1-58743-377-1. As of 2003, there are roughly one thousand distinct Christian denominations in the United States. It was the prayer of Jesus that his children will join together as “one” as God […]
Before we left for the UK my wife and I joined one of my graduate professors (and dear friend) for dinner with his family at his home. He gave me lots of needed advice about working on my PhD as he himself worked through his at the University of Aberdeen many years ago. One piece […]
Maximize Your Work Time in Four Realistic Steps : Modest Thoughts From a Self-Noted Expert in Wasting Time
It’s been about five months since I joined my fantastic friends at the Two Cities writing team and I’m fresh out of content before this week’s deadline. So I imagine I am doing what most content-editors opt for when they’re out of material — countdown list with shameful, click-baity title. Other “titles” considered and self-loathingly […]
Democracy is not looking up here in America. It has been a tough election season, and in an unique turn of events, we have two candidates that are, well, tough to vote for. Even after two insane presidential debates, there are most likely a few people who are unsure who they are going to vote […]
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