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Friday, September 30, 2005

Bits and pieces, 9/30/05

There’s been a most interesting and enlightening discussion going on at Spunky Homeschool over the past few months. First came Spunky’s very astute analysis of Debi Pearl’s book, Created to be His Helpmeet (beginning here),* which elicited a response from Mrs. Pearl herself. Then the discussion was picked up by The Old Schoolhouse magazine. The "final analysis," so to speak, can be found at this recent follow-up post of Spunky’s.

This long and protracted discussion has been quite revealing, not of proper (or improper) wifely behavior, but of people and belief – of what people believe and why, and why they say what they say and do what they do.

Not only is it crucial to examine the teachings of those who claim to teach in His name, but it is imperative that anyone who calls themselves a follower of Christ be willing to openly examine their own self –- thought, heart, mind, and motive –- and be willing to let go of whatever they must in order to embrace God in truth.

*all relevant posts can be found in the sidebar under “Best of Spunky.”

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From the Jamestown, NY Post-Journal,

In 1945, Robert H. Jackson, a United States Supreme Court Justice and Jamestown native became the architect and chief prosecutor for the war-crimes trials which brought to justice Nazi Germany’s most vile leaders after World War II’s close.

In commemoration of the trials which began 60 years ago, Jamestown’s Robert H. Jackson Center, SUNY Fredonia and Chautauqua Institution have teamed to present a symposium at the Athenaeum Hotel, beginning Tuesday and wrapping up on Thursday [of this week].

They’ve worked to pull together the brightest legal minds and practitioners in international criminal law.

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Martin LaBar has been posting all kinds of really interesting, relevant, and thought-provoking stuff at his blog. There’s so much that I won’t try to link to every post; just go on over there and start reading :-).

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William Vacchiano, former principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic orchestra and teacher extraordinaire, has passed on at age 93. Vacchiano began his performing career with the Portland, Maine symphony at age 14. He joined the NYP in 1935 after studying at Juilliard, where he went on to teach for 67 years.

Among Vacchiano’s students were Wynton Marsalis, Gerard Schwartz, and Philip Smith, current NYP principal trumpet. His teaching and playing have influenced nearly every American professional trumpeter of today.

May he rest in peace.

3 Comments:

  • Catez Stevens just posted an entry outlining the doctrine that the Pearls' teach, which directly impacts Created To Be His Help Meet.

    I've been doing a chapter-by-chapter review of the book at my blog as well.

    By Blogger razorbackmama, at 9:48 PM  

  • Thanks, Keer!

    By Blogger Bonnie, at 11:41 PM  

  • Hello, just visited your bible blog, I also have a bible related website, it's about some books which is helpful to understand the God's Words

    By Blogger doer, at 2:22 AM  

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