On the Acquisition of Christian Books

The acquisition of Christian books is necessary for those who can use them; for the very sight of them renders us less inclined to sin and incites us to believe more firmly in righteousness.” — Epiphanius Daily Readings with the Desert Fathers Templegate Publishers

On Reading

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” — Oscar Wilde

Why Wine Rather Than Grape Juice?

Unfermented grape juice is a bland and pleasant drink, especially on a warm afternoon mixed half-and-half with ginger ale. It is a ghastly symbol of the life blood of Jesus Christ, especially when served in individual antiseptic, thimble-sized glasses.

Google Reader in Plain English

When one of these blogs has a new post, the content instantly appears in Google Reader through the magic of RSS (“real simple syndication”).

You don’t have to understand RSS or the underlying technology to take advantage of it.

On the Importance of Books

. . . the world that throbbed outside the library seemed to be losing its memory, day after day, unknowingly, feeling all the wiser the more it forgot.” — Carlos Ruiz Zafon The Shadow of the Wind

Wufoo: Form Builder

For a while now, I have been looking for a simple way to create a Web form on my blog. … Once I have collected the names, I can export them to an Excel spreadsheet, comma delimited file, or a text file.