Speaking in Tongues

February 26, 2011

I was very excited this week as Samuel, now 13 months, got to grips with a new word. I was convinced he was saying ‘Dort’ but it turns out that the new word was ‘door’. Oh well.

Oh Dear! Again!

March 27, 2010

I persevered with John F. H. New’s Anglican and Puritan: The Basis of Their Opposition, 1558-1640 (Stanford, 1964). He discusses King James I’s distaste for the Remonstrants and then informs us that ‘he [King James] sent a handpicked delegation, headed by the Irish theologian James Ussher, to oppose them at Dort’ (p. 14). I have been working on Ussher for over 3 years! How could I have missed this!?