Category Archives: Commentary

Review – A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb by Umar F. Abd-Allah My rating: 4 of 5 stars From “In this timely and engaging book, Umar Abd-Allah brings to life an important, but little-known figure in Victorian America. In an illuminating story of Alexander Webb, Abd-Allah shows how he navigated life […]

The Great Books – Audio Book links (Part 1)

These are the Great Books, a list created by Mortimer Alder. I’ve linked to the audio book version whenever possible. The Syntopicon: An Index to the Great Ideas Angel to Love The Syntopicon (continued) Man to World Homer Iliad Odyssey Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes Aeschylus. Plays Sophocles. Plays (in progress) Euripides. Plays (in progress) Aristophanes. […]

Five Dangerous Assumptions

Whether speaking on the job, to the public, preaching to a congregation, or just talking to a group of friends, I found the info in this article by Larry Moyer entitled “The Five Most Dangerous Assumptions in Preaching” to contain some useful points. Here’s a summary [with a few personal tweaks]: A group of high-wealth […]

Five Essential Tips For Every …

… [insert your title here] I found this over @ Shariq Ghani’s site today, good stuff, I think its applicable to more than just activism, here’s a summary: No matter how noble your cause there will always be a group of people who will vehemently stand against you for no particular reason. 1. They will […]