a thousand pictures

From First Thoughts

Pick a word.  No, no, not that one.  Don’t pick just any word.  Stick with the nouns.  Then build a picture around that word.  Now build several pictures around the word.  See how many you can come up with.Now let’s try some of the words that have . . . . Continue Reading »

Calling Their Bluff

From First Thoughts

Sarah Flashing challenged the supposed fairness of our critics.  Malkin challenged the social justice (in this case media justice) movement and its supposed fairness.  These words, to many readers and listeners, sound perfectly reasonable.  But is there more?  . . . . Continue Reading »

through a glass darkly

From First Thoughts

John Mark Reynolds recently drew this conclusion:Cling to what is permanent, but let go of what is not lastingThere is a corollary from Jim Elliott that I use as my email signature:He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot loseIt takes little effort to realize that our . . . . Continue Reading »