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Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Monday, September 26, 2005

Response By Professor Paul Elbert?

It seems that there will be no response from Professor Elbert after all. In an e-mail he sent me he said that he won't be responding because he was offended that I posted a response to the points he made to me in a private e-mail.

Professor Elbert should know by now that the internet has revolutionized the transfer of information. The days when scholars could pontificate from their ivory towers are over.

Even the media no longer enjoy such a luxury. When President George W. Bush was falsely accused of unauthorized absence and other violations of military code during his time in the National Guard, webloggers exposed that as a blatant lie, leading to the ouster of anchorman Dan Rather from the CBS Evening News. Rather ran the story without checking his facts.

Scholars ought to know that they are no longer subject merely to "peer" review but review by the reading public. Therefore, they ought to make sure that what they write is clear and without ambiguity. The days when scholars could hide behind professional jargon are over.

Charlie

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