Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain

It’s fair to say that I read a good number of books children’s books. Having kids of my own, I like to pilfer their shelves from time to time. In our house, we like to stock “the classics” as a sort of quality guarantee. Since children’s books became a genre there have been writers who have tried to cash in on the children’s market as a way to make a quick buck with little effort. Reading “the classics” means that you get the best books from every era without having to wade through the formulaic twaddle, most of which has mercifully been forgotten over the years.
It’s a different story with modern children’s books. Picking up a new children’s book means taking a chance on wasting your time, and the modern children’s book publishing machine loves tried and true formulas. After the success of Harry Potter we got books about schools for magical/mythological/specially talented kids who are sorted into groups based on their personalities. After The Hunger Games took off, we’ve have had m…

The All-Father Speaks Out on the FV

So, I was having lunch with Odin the other day, you know the guy, king of the Norse Aesir and whatnot. Anyway, our conversation naturally turned to the "federal vision" and the controversy surrounding it. So I said, "Hey Odin, why do you think none of the FV's opponents are willing to take part in a public discussion or debate about the key theological issues involved?"
Odin thought for a moment, and after a brief silence, he replied:

"An ignorant man thinks          that all he knows,
          When he sits by himself in a corner;
But never what answer          to make he knows,
          When others with questions come.

I thought it was a fine answer.


Anonymous said…
What's the FV? Then I'd understand...although the Odin reference was pretty cool :-)
--the awesome sis
Rick said…
Hey sis. How's it going? FV is a long story, but it stands for Federal Vision. If you're interested you can check out