When I arrived at my BCS office yesterday to move my print library from boxes to bookcases, I noticed this playful sign outside the door:
I love it!
I imagined that title four years ago.
In the last eight years or so, I’ve done a fair bit of copy-editing. For example, I’ve edited some books and copy-edited every issue of Themelios since TGC took over that journal in 2008. For the last three years I’ve been editing a massive forthcoming project that will probably be about 1 million words (more on that later).
Here’s my basic philosophy of writing in six words: Omit needless words, and be clear (HT: Strunk, Zinsser, and Williams). There’s a lot more to good writing than that, of course, but it’s hard to communicate well when your writing is cluttered and convoluted.
So I most frequently address two issues when copy-editing: Continue Reading…
I follow @HonestToddler on Twitter because it’s so entertaining, especially since my wife and I care for three little children.
The central theme in all the tweets and throughout the book is that Continue Reading…
I listen to a lot of audiobooks, lectures, and sermons on my iPhone. And I almost always listen on double speed. Here’s how to do it on an iPhone or iPod.
You can do this by simply dragging and dropping (i.e., copying) an audio file (like an MP3 file) into an iTunes playlist.
Right-click the track(s) in iTunes.
Unlike God, we are finite and sinful.
And our limitations and sinfulness apply even to our memory, “the faculty by which the mind stores and remembers information” (Concise Oxford English Dictionary).
See Oliver Sacks, “Speak, Memory,” The New York Review of Books (February 21, 2013).
This stands out:
Frequently, our only truth is narrative truth, the stories we tell each other, and ourselves—the stories we continually recategorize and refine. Such subjectivity is built into the very nature of memory, and follows from its basis and mechanisms in the human brain.
Last month I shared that article with a sharp biblical scholar in his mid-60s, and he replied, Continue Reading…
I recently posted that our family had put our home up for sale, so I’ll praise God by sharing an update:
Eight days after putting our home on the market, someone put an offer on our home, and we soon agreed to terms. As of today the home is officially under contract (with a closing scheduled in May to fit our timetable).
We are so grateful to God. Grace.