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Thursday June 8, 2006

Quote: Overheard tonight in a conversation between my kids. “No! My imaginary eagle can lay 50,000 eggs a day. Yours can only lay 40,000!” “I’m Telling! Daaaaaaad!”

Quote Bonus: David Daniell explaining why William Tyndale could not have had his Bible printed in England: “The thought of Caxton printing a version of the Wyclif Bible, parallel to the process that happened in every continental country in the years he was working in London, is like trying to imagine the Library of Congress in the 1950s publishing a deluxe edition of the Communist Manifesto.”

Review: At long last, Jollyblogger reviews a book he was supposed to review 8 or 12 months ago. Sheesh. Some people’s kids! He reviews “Work Excellence” by Chuck Garriott.

Theology: Ligon Dunca has a great post explaining why a biblical understanding of gender roles is critical to maintaining the gospel. This is a must-read, so don’t miss it!

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