February 22, 2011
Stupid Things You Learned About the Reformation
As we approach the five hundredth anniversary of the Reformation, we will hear more and more about the movement that has so shaped the Western world since Luther pounded his Ninety-Five Theses to the Wittenberg church door in 1517. And so we should. But we should do so from a solid foundation.
James Payton gives us just that in his excellent Getting the Reformation Wrong, which got my Setting-the-Record-Straight Award for 2011. The book corrects some stupid things people believe (he is much more diplomatic than I am, calling them "common misunderstandings") about the Reformation. Here's just a few:Continue reading "Stupid Things You Learned About the Reformation"
Posted by Andy Le Peau at 7:43 AM
February 15, 2011
Giving Advice to Writers
It’s always a delicate matter—this business of editors giving advice to writers. These things must be handled with great diplomacy so as not to ruffle the authorial ego. I give you an example to emulate.Continue reading "Giving Advice to Writers"
February 8, 2011
Please Don't Use Google!
Do you know how important artichokes are? A Google search generated over 9.8 million hits! Astonishing. But that is nothing compared to crochet, which gives over 20.3 million results. So if you are going to crochet an artichoke, well, you are clearly in the forefront of a massive cultural phenomenon!Continue reading "Please Don't Use Google!"
Posted by Andy Le Peau at 7:34 AM
February 1, 2011
Students Hate/Love Print
Everyone thinks they know where digital publishing is going. Everyone, that is, except for all of us. Take Exhibit A and Exhibit B, brought to my attention by fellow blogger Dan Reid.Continue reading "Students Hate/Love Print"