Holbein's Folly

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Exploring Christian thoughtfulness, foolishness, industry, repose, outrage, wisdom, community, solitude, and soup.

This site contains articles on a range of topics from Socrates to Oscar Wilde, most of which were topics for public evenings at the Andreas Center.



The Canon

Thoughts on the first-generation Christian literature and that consensus was reached.

Sribe's Hands

The Scribes and the Book of Revelation

How do you copy a book full of bad grammar?


The Defense of Socrates

The Apology of Plato and its background in sophistry and comedy.

Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest

An afterward to Oscar Wilde’s play.

Manger Ox

Let the Sea Roar

A message for Christmas morning about the first Adam, the last Adam, and Psalm 96.

Vineyard Worker

Astonishing Goodness

An ordinary day becomes a surprising story about the goodness of God.


Bridge to the Renaissance and Beyond

Desiderius Erasmus (1469-1536) and three of his major works.

Ostracon from Izbet Sartah

The Alphabet from Izbet Sartah

A short chapter in the history of the invention that made western literature possible.

The letter aleph

Praising the Law through the Alphabet

Psalm 119 is an acrostic on the Hebrew alphabet. We look over the author’s shoulder to see how he did it.


Domestic Animals in Ancient Israel

The Hebrew way strove for a humane and sustainable balance between the needs of people and animals.

J. S. Lamar

J. S. Lamar on Biblical Interpretation

The young Lamar interpreted the Bible by the same rules that scientists used to interpret scientific findings.


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