Links updated May 2010
Here are some sites of special interest to me that are outside the "biblical studies" focus of my site. I put them here for lack of a better place.
- Culture Watch by Bill Muehlenberg in Australia. Very good blog with an emphasis on Christian ethics and apologetics.
- First Principles, web journal of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
- Albert Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
- Mere Comments. Ecumenical conservatism, from the editors of Touchstone magazine.
- Political Correctness Watch. John Ray in Australia keeps us up to date about how bad the PC problem has become.
- Matthew Vogan of Inverness, Scotland. Sober and profitable essays from a member of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland.
- Credenda Agenda. One of the most interesting Christian magazines on the web.
- The Free Presbyterian Magazine. From the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland.
- New Horizons magazine. Online articles from the monthly magazine of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.
- Project Muse at Johns Hopkins University. Online scholarly journals.
- Arts & Letters Daily. Edited by Denis Dutton at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Basically a directory of online articles dealing with cultural trends, updated daily. Sponsored by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
- The New Criterion. Intelligent critique of modern cultural trends from a conservative viewpoint.
- Commentary. Political and social commentary from a conservative Jewish perspective.
- First Things. Social and cultural commentary from a conservative Roman Catholic and Anglican perspective.
- National Review. The leading magazine of 'neo-conservative' opinion.
- Chronicles Magazine. A magazine for paleo-conservatives.
- The American Spectator.
- Joseph Sobran. A truth-teller who deserves to be more widely known.
- Religion News Blog. Published by Apologetics Index. Not really a blog, but a news service that collects articles about cults, religious sects, alternative religions and related issues.
- Music and the Worship Service. A page of links to articles on music in the church. I compiled these links one Sunday afternoon after getting fed up with the sappy "praise choruses" that are displacing all our good old hymns at church.
- Home page of David Alan Black, Professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. This guy is right about everything. Amen, professor Black.
- Russell D. Moore, of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has some good articles on current "hot topics."
- The Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society. A Christian site that deals with public policy issues and cultural trends that affect the health of the family. The site is very rich in content, including the full text of articles appearing in The Family in America and The Religion & Society Report.
- The Thomas Watson Reading Room, provided by Larry Wing at his "Five Solas" site. Classic Puritan preaching on practical, ethical subjects. Because of the current controversy about displaying the ten commandments in public places, it would do us all some good to deepen our appreciation and understanding of them by reading Watson's wonderful sermons on The Ten Commandments (also here).
- Torn in Half. One of my favorite Gospel tracts.
- Feeding Sheep or Amusing Goats? By C.H. Spurgeon. The church is amusing itself to death. Modern-day church growth movement enthusiasts should listen to a little advice from the pastor of the first "mega-church."
- Links for Christian Women. Believe it or not, pre-feminist teaching is alive and well in the Church.
- The Ordination of Brother Walker. A little humor here.
- The Spacious Firmament on high. By Joseph Addison. My favorite poem.
- Christian Quotations by Graham Weeks. A great collection of quotes for preachers.
- Television and the Home. By Jon Landell, in New Horizons, January 1999.
Language and Literature
- The Milton Reading Room. By Thomas Luxon at Dartmouth College. Most of Milton's works, with notes.
- Medieval and Early Modern Manuscript Studies. By Stephen R. Reimer, Professor of English at the University of Alberta. Helpful resource pages for an introductory course in medieval manuscripts and early modern book history. Includes pages on diplomatics, codicology, paleography, scribal abbreviations and errors, etc.
- Articles on language collected by Jeff Matthews at the University of Maryland. About 100 articles of general interest about language.
- Wordorigins.org. By David Wilton. A good site for word-lovers, especially those interested in etymology. Includes a discussion board.
- Verbatim: The Language Quarterly
- The Vocabula Review
- Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech, by Edward Sapir. (New York: Harcourt, Brace and company, 1921). 258 pages.
- Lexicon of Linguistics. Edited by Johan Kerstens, Eddy Ruys, and Joost Zwarts at the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics, Utrecht University.
- International Journal of Lexicography. Full text of the articles online.
- A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices. By Robert A. Harris, Professor of English at Southern California College in Costa Mesa, California. For quick reference see the shorter Glossary of Rhetorical Terms.
- Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric. Dr. Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University. A complete online guide to classical and renaissance rhetoric.
- The Philosophy of Rhetoric, by George Campbell (1776). A Classic treatise of rhetoric, provided online by H. Lewis Ulman at Ohio State University.
- Quintilian's Institutes of Oratory, in English translation, made available by Lee Honeycutt at Iowa State University.
- Questia: The Online Library of Books and Journals. A complete academic library online. Paid Access.
- Hebrew keyboard. Use your keyboard to type Hebrew characters.
- Polytonic Greek keyboard. Type Greek with accents.
Politics and War
"For it was well and truly said that the first destroyer of the liberties of a people is he who first gave them bounties and largesses. At Rome the mischief seems to have stolen secretly in, and by little and little, not being at once discerned and taken notice of." -- Plutarch, "Coriolanus," Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans (circa AD 75), tr. John Dryden.
- Collegiate Network. A consortium of 80 student-run newspapers on college campuses, established to focus public awareness on the politicization of American college and university classrooms, curricula, student life, and the resulting decline of educational standards.
- Climate Depot. By Marc Morano. Debunking the leftist “man-made global warming” hoax.
- LewRockwell.com. Lew Rockwell's libertarian megasite.
- Ludwig von Mises Institute. More libertarianism.
- The Anatomy of the State. By Murray N. Rothbard. Libertarianism in a nutshell.
- The Destruction of Dresden. Winston Churchill once quipped, "History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it." But it is time to face the facts. The bombing campaign against German cities during World War II was perhaps the greatest war crime in history.
- Women in Combat? A collection of resource links on the latest outrage of feminism.
- Women's Suffrage; The Reform against Nature by Horace Bushnell (New York: Charles Scribner and Co., 1869). We find Bushnell vindicated after the female ‘sympathy vote’ almost made Hillary Clinton our President.
- Are you preoccupied with politics? Read Robert Nisbet's The Quest for Community: A Study in the Ethics of Order and Freedom (New York: Oxford University Press, 1953). Nisbet's profound analysis caused me to see what harm the modern obsession with politics and political action is doing to our society.
- Do you watch television news? You shouldn't. It is designed to promote liberal ideology, not to inform you about what is going on in the world. Try reading Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distorts the News by Bernard Goldberg (Regenery, 2001). Goldberg is a liberal and a non-Christian (which made it possible for him to become an insider), but he has enough common grace to tell the truth about the men who run the television networks.
“You know however that our duties by no means depend on our hopes of success, but that it behooves us to accomplish what God requires of us, even when we are in the greatest despair respecting the results.”
--John Calvin, letter to Philip Melanchthon, March 5, 1555
(Jules Bonnet, ed., Letters of John Calvin, vol. 6, p. 158).