Monthly Archives: May 2005

The Pearl on the Nerl

This is the 12th-century Church of the Intercession near Bogolyubovo in Russia. It stands alone in a remote field by the small Nerl river. To this eye it is one of the loveliest churches ever constructed.

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Goodbye to Comments

Paul tells us that the form of this world is passing away. Spamming surely is an evil that will pass with it. But alas, in this temporal world the spam is causing too much administrative hassle… And so, comments have … Continue reading

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Green Pastures

Troubles and trials often betray those Causing the weary body to stray But we shall walk beside the still water With the good shepherd leading the way Going up home to live in green pastures Where we shall live and … Continue reading

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Stalin and God

Stalin’s atheism was neither abrupt nor complete. His atheism was a rebellion against God rather than a disavowal of the deity. So says Donald Rayfield in “Stalin and His Hangmen.” It is a most intruguing statement about this hard, cruel … Continue reading

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