Liberating the Arts from the Government

by John Ellis

I recently wrote an article explaining why I believe that the NEA should be defunded. This evening, my friend Joffre the Giant recorded a video advocating for the liberation of the arts from the government (among other things). Good stuff. I encourage you to watch it.


Weekend Reading: 3/18


by John Ellis

I freely and happily admit that I have cribbed this idea from many other writers and bloggers. So be it. A good idea is a good idea, right? There is so much content vying for our attention on the internet, it’s often hard to find the diamond in the rough, so to speak. Although, there are plenty of diamonds hidden throughout the interwebs. That fact means that aggregate sites are useful, and websites and blogs that devote articles and posts to serving as an aggregate for interesting and/or useful content are likewise useful. While I have next to zero desire for this blog to become an aggregate site, or even provide daily posts that offer some help to my friends and readers uncovering some diamonds that they may have missed, a weekly post seems fun for me and possibly profitable for others.

Below, are several of the more interesting articles and blog posts that I read over the last week. Enjoy.

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My Top 5 Apologetics Books

apologeticsby John Ellis

About a year ago, my friend Joffre the Giant recorded a YouTube video in which he gives his five favorite books on apologetics. For some reason, I missed the video when it was first posted. This morning, however, I had the joy and privilege to finally watch it. Per usual with his videos/posts, it was thought-provoking, edifying, and entertaining; I highly encourage you to watch it (it’s at the bottom of this page). I also encourage you to follow Joffre the Giant on YouTube or at his blog. Even while disagreeing with him, I find much value and edification in his thoughts (except for when he mocks Baptists[1]).

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