Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Day of Small Things: A Travelogue

Today I would like to comment on my somewhat lengthy travels to and from this year’s Winter Family Weekend, as a commentary on the first part of Zechariah 4:10:  “Who despises the day of small things?”  The reason why this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Please Understand Me II

Please Understand Me II:  Temperament, Character, Intelligence, by David Keirsey This book is an example of where a sequel is much better than the original, both in its additions and in its subtractions.  As far as its subtractions, much less … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shocked By The Bible

Shocked By The Bible:  The Most Astonishing Facts You’ve Never Been Told, by Joe Kovacs I have to admit, this is a rare book about the Bible that lives up to its name, at least in part.  I have heard … Continue reading

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Like It’s The Last Night On The Earth

It is late, I am tired, and I have to get up early this morning, but I have too much on my mind to sleep. Tonight, after long and fascinating conversation at dinner, I managed to enjoy the last part … Continue reading

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Theonomy or Cheap Grace, Which?

<!– @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } –> Today I would like to ask a simple question and explore its implications without coming to any kind of definite conclusions. The question is as … Continue reading

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All That Heaven Allows

[Note: This post contains serious and very unpleasant material that may upset small children and those who are squeamish. Do not read this message if you are someone who is easily disturbed or bothered by discussions of a serious and … Continue reading

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A Sense of Adventure

<!– @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } –> [Note: Since I’m planning on getting up in about 7 hours from now, I want to make this quick and relatively short.] Today I was … Continue reading

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Identify

I remember, some years ago, that the lovely Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia sang a hauntingly beautiful song called “Identify,” part of the Stigmata soundtrack. I never saw the movie, though its advertisements suggested a dark romance about a young woman … Continue reading

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A Note to the Readers About My Travels to the Winter Family Weekend

I would like to take this opportunity to let my readers know that I will be leaving shortly to travel from my home with friends to attend a church event, the Winter Family Weekend, in Louisville, Kentucky.  Though I do … Continue reading

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How To Shrink Your Kingdom: Lessons From 1 Kings 12

Yesterday, I wrote a note about the limit of legitimacy of rebellion from the biblical story of Jeroboam’s insurrection against Solomon [1].  Today I would like to talk a little bit about that rebellion itself and the lessons we can … Continue reading

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