teleology & ethics

The word ‘teleology’ (from Greek τελος ‘telos’ – meaning ‘goal’, ‘end’, ‘purpose’ or ‘that toward which things tend’) is not a street-level term.  However, the concept of a purpose, goal, function or ‘end’ to things most certainly is.  It’s a common as anything.  Teleology is blindingly relevant.

go bananas

Visit and fill out name/email and the site will send an automatic email on your behalf to progressive grocers – requesting that they stock fair trade bananas. Now, you’ll also probably get an automatic reply from progressive about their ‘efforts’ – which includes a ‘voluntary code of conduct’, which (found here) initially looks/sounds nice. However,… Continue reading go bananas

the next three years

Today begins not only the first semester at Carey, but also a busy three years for me… Between work, study (starting a 3-year ‘pastoral leadership’ track), fatherhood, husbandhood, and rock star-hood (insert belly laugh here), I must be wise in the use of my time… And this means my blogging activity (posting and commenting ’round… Continue reading the next three years

stinking stimulus

Anyone who has a knee jerk (i.e. less than critical) reaction to political events in general and the recent U.S. stimulus package in particular, should shut up and think before ranting. That said, I just don’t like the thought (much less the passing) of the new stimulus package (and I’m not at all anti-Obama –… Continue reading stinking stimulus

costs here and there

Want to have a baby in New Zealand?  That will cost you… nothing at all.  Diane and I have had various scans, midwife services, ante-natal classes, additional support and of course, the birth and subsequent more-than-normal care (heck, we’re even going to be reimbursed for the cost of petrol/gas to and from the hospital!) for… Continue reading costs here and there

thomas isaiah campbell

5 pounds, 3 ounces — born 4:18am Sunday, December 21, 2008 — 7 weeks pre-mature but his lungs are ‘catching up’ well — the tubes in this picture are feeding and breathing tubes — mum (for US people, this is equivalent to ‘mom’) is recovering great! (update: more pics being added here!)

settled…

aaaaand we’re done… :) (hat tip + bow to Rob!) Everything ‘should’ be pretty much as it was on the other server – only we’ve got the URL issue sorted now, so all of the posts (and files, etc.) will have the ‘fruitfulfaith.net’ base… I’ve also updated the Feedblitz subscription for those who wish to… Continue reading settled…