Literally Noir

Literally Noir

The streets of the city are always dark, especially when it’s raining. And they just put a fresh coat of grime down 67th street. It got all over my office window. Not that you can see anything out my office window anyway. And if you could, you wouldn’t want to. I’ve seen it all, and […]

Contrary to popular belief...

Contrary to popular belief…

… this is not actually what editors live on. .  .  . (Photo (c) E.P., taken in a little shop in Ireland. More about my life to follow shortly; just had to share the laugh.)

Precepts 2010-2011 Now Available (with three Bible studies by Eric!)

Precepts 2010-2011 Now Available (with three Bible studies by Eric!)

This just in! The company where I work as Senior Copy Editor just released this year’s brand-new Sunday School commentary, Precepts for Living, and it looks really good if I do say so myself. (That’s not boasting because really most of my work on it was checking grammar, sentence structure, and the odd bit of […]

Department of "Wait, What?"

Department of “Wait, What?”

Ring… Ring… “Hello, Department of ‘Wait, What?’.” “Yeah, it’s me. Hey, it’s been a long time since I did a ‘Stuff and Nonsense’ post, and I think I’d like to put in some ‘Wait, What?’.” “We’ve got that. What would you like?” “How about politics?” “I just remembered why I don’t like to talk politics.” […]

Recommended Reading: Chaplain Mike on Worship

Recommended Reading: Chaplain Mike on Worship

Over at the redoubtable Internet Monk blog, Chaplain Mike (carrying on for the sainted Michael Spencer) just posted a splendid piece about worship. It’s exceptional, in all the many meanings of that word. He emphasizes the necessity of congregational involvement and the false dichotomy of “form vs. freedom” (because every service has a form!). I […]

In Search of the Ideal Proverbs 31 Single Man

In Search of the Ideal Proverbs 31 Single Man

By Eric M. Pazdziora Once upon a time on Mother’s Day, the preacher at whatever church we were attending made this remark: “Proverbs 31 has been used, probably more than any other passage of Scripture, to beat women over the head.” One can certainly see his point.  How many times have we seen women struggling […]

Guest post on "Quivering Daughters"

Guest post on “Quivering Daughters”

Well, well. It’s been too long since I’ve posted anything here, due mostly to the general busyness of life and work. (When you edit eight hours a day, it’s sometimes a bit hard to work up the energy to write in your leisure time.) That however didn’t stop frequent commenter Abigail from surprising me with […]

The Misadventures of Person C, or, Why Couldn't God Just Forgive Us?

The Misadventures of Person C, or, Why Couldn’t God Just Forgive Us?

There’s a lot on my mind lately, but, though it’s not really a great pressing concern to me, I keep coming back to one particular issue.  Perhaps that means it will be illuminating to somebody, so here it is. From several places, I’ve heard what appears to be a common objection to the Gospel message: […]