Category: learning

Uppity Women of Medieval Times (Book Review)

Uppity Women of Medieval Times (Book Review)

Vicki Leon wrote a very enjoyable and informative book labeled humorously Uppity Women of Medieval Times. The book contains brief biographies of perhaps several hundred women from Medieval Times who achieved renown for all...

What Are the Most Popular Books of All Time? (Infographic)

What Are the Most Popular Books of All Time? (Infographic)

Here is a nifty infographic courtesy of Lovereading that shows visually the most popular books of all time. The titles of these most popular books of all time are: Odyssey (Homer) Quran (or Koran)...

The New Concise History of the Crusades by Thomas F. Madden (Book Review)

The New Concise History of the Crusades by Thomas F. Madden (Book Review)

I just completed Thomas F. Madden’s The New Concise History of the Crusades, a nice hardcover edition published by Barnes & Noble in 2007. The main text clocks in a little over 200 pages...

The Lady in Red by Hallie Rubenhold (Book Review)

The Lady in Red by Hallie Rubenhold (Book Review)

Due to a bout with insomnia I completed Hallie Rubenhold’s┬áThe Lady in Red: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal, and Divorce in the wee hours of this morning. The work is non-fiction though written...

Visual Warnings to Self Regarding Sugar

Visual Warnings to Self Regarding Sugar

Introduction I’ve shared before that I have a massive sweet tooth. I don’t particularly like really rich foods (e.g. chocolate on chocolate on chocolate on…ad infinitum) , but I do like candy…umm, lets make...

Gaining a Little Perspective Through History

Gaining a Little Perspective Through History

I am skeptical of the idea, popular especially among evangelical Christians, that society is in a sharp downward spiral – particularly American society. This has resulted not from reading one or two specific volumes...

Bill Gates and Mosquitos

Bill Gates and Mosquitos

Bill Gates has a long history. I remember reading a biography of him when I was a teenager. At that point Gates was both respected and hated. Microsoft had an iron fist on much...

I Want More Sugar?

I Want More Sugar?

Stumbled (literally) upon this infographic about sugar consumption…pretty fascinating and scary. HT to Tom McKay at PolicyMic. Check below the infographic for links to a few interesting articles I found. Further Reading Cheryl Wischhover....

J.B. Phillips’ The New Testament in Modern English Revised Edition: Book Review

J.B. Phillips’ The New Testament in Modern English Revised Edition: Book Review

A Little Background My Studies I am preparing for a new series of sermons and leading a small group through the Gospel of Luke. Right now I’m refreshing my big picture understanding – so...

Cairn University Church Leader’s Conference.

Cairn University Church Leader’s Conference.

Overview Cairn University held its second annual Church Leaders’ Conference today and I attended along with two parishioners – John Broglin and Kiki Mackey (my sister-in-law). We left together from CCC at 8:45 am...