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Launch of “The Proofreading Prof”!

Friends:

One of the very few things that I’m really good at — is catching grammar and form errorsscreen-shot-2017-03-01-at-5-49-31-am in student papers!  After 30 years of teaching, I believe I can serve students in making their papers better.  (I’ve written the small booklet The Top Ten Mistakes Students Make on Research Papers . . .  and How to Avoid Them available on Amazon here).

I now want to offer my services to any student who wants my help.  The student simply emails me their paper.  I look it over quickly and set a price.  They deposit that amount in my PayPal account and I correct their paper.  Simple.

I’m also available for discussing a paper before it is written.  Having taught research and writing courses over the years, I know a thing or two about good steps to take in developing a strong paper.

Here is my business card (front and back).  Please contact me with any questions.  I hope to get on several campuses and would love to have opportunities to share the gospel with students I meet.

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Posted by on March 1, 2017 in proofreading

 

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Weasels and Wimpy Christians! (time for a good quote)

In The World According to God, Greg Johnson writes: “Today it’s not unthinkable that an Evangelical scholar might say something like this:

‘For me personally, from my limited perspective, I think it would appear to me, if I’m not mistaken about this, that there’s one primary Savior in the Bible, at least according to my faith tradition, within my circle of meaning, assuming a pre-modern metanarrative in a faith-based discourse, FirefoxScreenSnapz492as we tend to do, I think.’

Johnson responds: “WEASEL! There’s a difference between being aware of your limitations and being a coward. We used to say, ‘Jesus is the only Savior.’ It’s a clear, concise statement, powerful in its simplicity. Besides, GOD says so!

Questions:

1.  We sometimes use the expression “weasel words” referring to “words or phrases aimed at creating an impression that a specific and/or meaningful statement has been made, when in fact only a vague or ambiguous claim has been communicated, enabling the specific meaning to be denied if the statement is challenged. A more formal term is equivocation.” (friendly neighborhood Wikipedia).  What are some “weasel words” in theology, do you think?

KeynoteScreenSnapz1002.  One preacher said, “When I share the gospel, I worry about what people will think about me, and I worry about what people will think about Jesus.  But mostly, I worry about what people will think of me.”  The Bible says that the fear of man brings a snare.  In our postmodern culture, how have Christians capitulated to the relativistic spirit of this age in whittling down the gospel message to only peace and happiness in Jesus?

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2014 in relativism

 

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