Gene Veith points out a brief comparison and some far less brief analysis of 7-8th grade reading lists from 1908 versus today. In other news, I may have found a new personal reading list. Some really good stuff in those old reading lists to which I haven’t yet gotten.
Posts By: William Johnston
Walther on Church Membership
C.F.W. Walther wrote a letter to incoming members as to what he expects membership to entail. Interesting and relevant to our times. Found via Steadfast Lutherans. Interesting quotes: A genuine member of a Lutheran congregation must have a thorough understanding of pure Lutheran doctrine or at least must desire to grow in the knowledge of it…. Read more »
Superdesk – an open source CMS for newsrooms
The AAP is sponsoring the development of an open source newsroom CMS. They have Docker and Vagrent VMs, a live-blog component, and it looks like they communicate with NewsML G2. “Enter Australian Associated Press, a news agency playing the wholesale game with its competitors and collaborators. These are your Reuters, your Associated Presses, Agence France-Presses,… Read more »
Useful article on optimizing WebSocket Bandwidth
Klemet Preus on Communion Every Sunday
Steadfast Lutherans has reposted an article by the sainted Klemet Preus on his journey to becoming convinced that every Sunday communion is a good and salutary practice within the church, which should be restored.
Inclusive Liturgical Language: Off-Ramp to Apostasy?
Dr. Paul Grime wrote an article for the Concordia Theological Quarterly entitled: Inclusive Liturgical Language: Off-Ramp to Apostasy? Very timely in regards to the new WELS hymnal.
A really useful feature, which I hope gets broad browser support: Subresource integrity. It basically allows a reference to include the SHA256 hash of the expected result. As such, you could link to a download on another site and verify that the downloaded file was not tampered with. Another use I would like is if the… Read more »
Debugging with Nemiver
A tutorial on using a GUI for GDB called Nemiver.
Earliest known piece of polyphonic music
Pastoral Meanderings points out a fascinating piece of liturgical heritage. An early piece of organum from around 900 AD.
Sacrament after distribution
Steadfast Lutherans has an article discussing what to do with the leftovers. This caught my attention because my wife and I were discussing this last Sunday. I love how the practice is all centered around proclaiming and practicing the doctrine of the real presence.