Daily Archives: January 22, 2011

Civil War Fantasy Leagues

Despite the fact that I am at least a mild critic of sports culture [1] [2] [3], I have long been fond of playing fantasy teams.  There is something that is truly comical about competing with other people in other … Continue reading

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Gone Viral

I still find it difficult to believe that for two months now I have been answering questions about the existence of the same e-mail [1], despite my own lack of interest in making a bigger deal of it [2].  Apparently … Continue reading

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A Comparative Analysis of the Parable of the Talents and the Parable of the Minas

[Note:  This is a short paper I wrote for my own study while I waited in the Santiago, Chile airport on the way to the Feast of Tabernacles in 2008.] In two parables in the Gospel, Jesus Christ speaks of … Continue reading

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Giving Up The Wheel And Gun: The Relationship Between Technology And Political Culture

Though Japan’s “giving up the gun” after the unification of Japan into the Tokogowa Shogunate in the early 1600’s is a subject of considerable controversy among military historians [1], it was only recently that I became aware that Japan had … Continue reading

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