Thursday, May 25, 2006


Many of my friends think that metalepsis is a really dumb name for a blog. Rather than go into a lengthy apology of why I chose the name, I will let the wit and wisdom of computer generated responses do it for me. Hence the googlisms:

metalepsis is an expression gradually leading up to what it shows
metalepsis is an obscure word even for many humanists
metalepsis is important here
metalepsis is a trope apt for detailing the formal qualities of indeterminate language and a locus where classical rhetoric and a poetics of indeterminacy
metalepsis is also found in greek sources
metalepsis is a haunting
metalepsis is a menace to the referential illusion of fiction
metalepsis is the transformation of an observer left outside the conversation into a participant through his judgment about the conversation
metalepsis is my favorite word of what i've read today
metalepsis is a relation between an antecedent and a consequent

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

everyone needs protection

For those of you who have an ipod and are religious about your music, there is nothing worse then getting your hip new music player all scratched up. If protection is what you seek, there is no better place then gelaskins’ new vinyl flying spaghetti monster cover, which promises to protect your ipod both physically and spiritually.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Lyotard and the pomo condition

Check this out if you are even slightly interested in pomo musings. Dan offers a very good review of Lyotard's critical pomo book.


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Ben Myers on U2's Grace

Ben Myers has a thoughtful reflection about U2's song grace, here is a teaser:

Tonight while I was washing the dishes I listened to U2's sublime song, "Grace" (2000). I need to listen to this song every now and then, just to be reminded that I still know nothing at all about grace. Many preachers, perhaps even many theologians, do not understand the grace of God half as well as this song does.

Check out the rest HERE.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

a shift

Along the way, the primacy of God and his work gives way ever so slightly to the primacy of our work in God's kingdom. We begin to think of ways to use God in what we're doing. The shift is barely perceptible, for we continue to use the vocabulary of our new identity. We continue to believe the identical truths. We continue pursuing good goals. It usually takes a long time for the significance of the shift to show up. But when it does, it turns out that we have not so much been worshiping God as enlisting him as a trusted and valuable assistant.

Eugene H. Peterson Living the Resurrection, 32-33