Five years of progress in machine translation

People who write on the web have an interest in machine translation. If it worked communication could suddenly become much more international. Five years ago yesterday I wrote a post about the state of the art. Of course, machine translation is still a developing technology, somewhere about the level of voice recognition 10 years ago […]

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Three wondrous and simple things

Conrad Gempf had a great post a few years back “Three Things ‘Gentile’ Christians May ‘Never’ Understand“. I’ve used this with several classes over the years. It’s fine, it’s well written, and it’s SO true! (Especially if you hear his comment that These are three things that ordinary western evangelicals without a Jewish mindset will […]

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Once were couples

Edited repost from Sept 2004 The world has changed… My parents’ generation made legal divorce a less painful process. My generation has ran behind, and overtook them – the statistics are terrible. Marriages don’t last (at least not in the affluent egotistical West). Among our kids’ friends from school there were always more “broken” or […]

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Theses concerning pastoral education

Material largely posted before in 2004 Out of the comments on my posts below “Face-time and ministerial formation” and “Online Seminary: is virtual formation possible?” and other blogging sources I am beginning to develop some ideas more firmly. I will try to begin presenting these as a series of theses. To be real formation needs […]

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Spirituality, Fatherhood and Motherhood

Repost first posted in Sept 2004 Maggi Dawn in her “Three Must-Reads in blogville” drew my attention to John Sloas’ post in Crooked Line titled “motherly spirituality for a dad“. I started to post these thoughts as a comment there, but they grew… My “kids” are now thoroughly grown and have left the nest. I […]

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