Mid-April Sunday Linkfest

13 Apr

Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory; Ontario.

Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory; Ontario.

Free Northerner: Three Truths; The Left: UnTruth, Amorality, & Narcissism

Unmasking Feminism: Feminine Wiles Classified as “fraud in the quality of merchandise”

The Elusive Wapiti: Water-Carriers for Global Feminism

Adventures In Keeping House: Gaelic Psalms

Rev. Karl Hess: The New Elect–The Politically-Correct Class; 46 Percent of Americans Have Not Recanted Gay Marriage Heresy….(yet.)

Dark Brightness: It may be spiritual, but it is a battle; Why OK cupid’s marketing department is weeping; The church belongs to another kingdom. [Pray for our leaders, for their souls are in peril]; Steadfastness is an act of secular subversion; Niceness is idolatry

Gene Veith: Church of Norway says “no” to gay marriage

Thomas F. Bertonneau: Re-Post: Edgar Rice Burroughs and Masculine Narrative; Poem Du Jour: “Roman Wall Blues” by W.H. Auden

The Gods of the Copybook Headings: What To Take In University; Talking With Americans About Canadians; The Craziest and Most Evil Thing You’ll Read This Week

Throne, Altar, Liberty: The Illiberality of Liberalism; Péladeau Saves Canada!; Common Law or Sharia?; Environmentalists, I Want My Money Back!

Brandon Adamson: Little Selfies on Hogwash Mountain

Darryl G. Hart: How A Biblical W-w Conflicts with American Conservatism

Jim Goad: Mass Cisteria

Eddie Pensier: The Flow Chart “They” Don’t Want You To See; Umami Burger, Revisited

Blowhard, Esq.: Lyrics Du Jour; Art Du Jour: Egypt and The Holy Land

The Pittsford Perennialist: Foghorn Stringband Perform “Outshine The Sun”

Tau Zero: Idaho Red Hillside

The Salmon River; Tyendinaga Township; Ontario.

The Salmon River; Tyendinaga Township; Ontario.


Posted by on April 13, 2014 in Linklove, nature photography


12 responses to “Mid-April Sunday Linkfest

  1. Sanne

    April 13, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Thanks, Will!

  2. Gerry T. Neal

    April 13, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Thank you for the links Will. Have a blessed Holy Week. 🙂

  3. Will S.

    April 13, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    @ Sanne, Gerry: You’re welcome! Thanks; may you both have a blessed Holy Week, as well!

  4. Chris Gale (@pukeko60)

    April 14, 2014 at 12:59 am

    Thanks Will.

  5. Will S.

    April 14, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Hey Chris, you’re welcome. Cheers.

  6. infowarrior1

    April 14, 2014 at 4:50 am

    @Will S.
    What do you think of this paper?

    Are his arguments sound?

  7. Will S.

    April 14, 2014 at 8:33 am


    But no; he sounds a bit heterodox; see our About page, you’ll notice I hate people who try to argue that “in the original Greek, it says X, which really means Y, rather than Z as most people suppose” type of arguments.

    In any case, he takes to long.

    And I can’t tell from his main page where he’s coming from.

    I refuse to

  8. Will S.

    April 14, 2014 at 9:08 am

    See, on his main page, he refuses to say what kind of Christian he is, a bad sign, because I then can’t tell a priori if I’m going to agree with him or disagree with him, most likely. 😉

    Seriously, though, I am distrustful of someone who doesn’t telegraph exactly what kind of hermeneutic they’re going to be employing, from the get-go. It means they actually want you to slog through their TL;DR articles, without having a clue from the beginning what position they’re going to take – esp. if their titles are ambiguous. And the least you can do, if you’re gonna write TL;DR articles, is let the readers know what they can expect from you. 🙂

  9. infowarrior1

    April 14, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    I will give the highlights:
    “head” does NOT mean the same thing we mean by it in Western culture. From the standpoint of anatomical function, in Paul’s day it was the ‘heart’ that made the decisions, guided life, etc. “Head” was much more the ‘adornment department’ of the body! In other words, when people wanted to make decisions, they used their heart; when they wanted to get all “gussied up” [“dressed up”, for you colloquially-deprived readers ;>) ], they used their head (e.g. hair, makeup, jewelry). So, in the literature, the word translated ‘head’ here often shows up as ‘crown’ or ‘excellence’. [Hence, its usefulness in the passage of I Cor 11.]

    The root notion was that of ‘source’, and from this usage it was applied to people–Zeus, Pharoah, the progenitors of the Twelve Tribes, Christ-with reference to the Church, man (Adam)–with reference to woman (Eve)….

    If an author wanted to make a point about AUTHORITY, he would use two specific words–exousia (“authority”; Matt 28.18, Rom 13.1-3) and/or archon (“ruler”; Rom 13.3). He only used ‘head’ when dealing with issues of origination, completion, consummation.

    In the passage under discussion, the only mention of the word ‘authority’ is in verse 10–and it is the women who possesses it!

    NONE of the SCORES of published lexicographers of ancient Greek even LIST “authority, ruler” as a meaning for this word (WS:WAB:97-110, 118-132). It only begins to show up with those minor usages after Constantine!

    Recent attempts to argue that the “source”-meanings PRESUPPOSE the “authority” meaning (a la Grundem) by restricting the locus of study to SPECIFIC persons, literally “exempt” this passage from the force of their arguments!”

    Same or similar argument used by feminists. He gives the same treatment when talking about women teachers.

  10. infowarrior1

    April 14, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    However historically speaking. In scholarly works both secular and Christian that I have read so far do indicate. That there were female: “deaconesses” “elders” and “teachers”

  11. Will S.

    April 14, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Thanks, infowarrior1.

    So, I called it right, even though I just skimmed it.

    It was exactly the kind of sophistry I figured it was.



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