Archive for the 'Everything Else' Category

This Golgotha of Nuanced & Subtle Academic Theology

Monday, September 26th, 2011

The following is an email I sent to my theology students for the Intro to Theology and Ethics class that I am teaching this semester. I sent this email because we just took a turn from C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity to a text titled, The Essentials of Christian Theology, edited by William Placher, which is […]

What Would You Choose?

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

I know it has been some time since I posted, and that I perhaps should atone for my silence by writing something a bit more substantial, but nonetheless I am only going to offer the following question…. If you could only read one gospel, one epistle, and one book from the Old Testament, what books […]

The Five-Day Forecast

Friday, May 20th, 2011

So, how does one dress for this kind of forecast?

The Bungee Option

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Leonard did not know about the bungee option regarding the descent into the Abyss of Perdition.

Couch to 5k

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Five, two, five, as in five minutes, two minutes, five minutes, as in the first set of time increments for day one of a ten week plan to get a person off of a couch and prepare said person for a five kilometer run. The plan is called “Couch to 5k” and it is now […]

The Eudaimonia of Girl Scout Cookies

Friday, February 4th, 2011

The following is an adaptation of an email I sent to co-workers to persuade them to buy my daughter’s Girl Scout Cookies. I enjoyed writing it, and I thought it was entertaining enough to bring a smile to the faces of the masses who read my blog. ******* Blessed colleagues who are about to become […]

A Better Way to Defeat Sauron

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

I would never want to change how The Lord of Rings saga actually unfolded, and all that Frodo and his companions had to go through in order to bring peace to Middle Earth, but just the same, perhaps, as the following video demonstrates, there was a better way to defeat Sauron. *******

On Human Essence

Friday, December 17th, 2010

I realize that the subject of human nature deserves so much more than this brief post, but I wanted to quickly offer the idea that perhaps the reason why human nature is so hard to pin down, so dynamic and seemingly non-essential, is that the essence of human nature is not a substantial quality within […]

The Superlative Seven

Monday, December 6th, 2010

This is an occasional series I hope to inaugurate with this post wherein I will provide links to the best stuff I have recently encountered on the web. This stuff will be enlightening, challenging, entertaining, funny, sometimes bawdy (but not too bawdy), profound, and sometimes all of these combined, which would really make it the […]

Who Is Anthony Velez

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

I have updated my self description, or is that self-identification. At risk of revealing the depths of my narcissism (I try so hard to conceal it), I enjoy doing this kind of writing, as it gives me a sense of self control, which is a type of control, which even if it is an illusion, […]