Monthly Archives: April 2011

Luke 16:19-31: Lazarus And The Rich Man

[Note:  Having previously commented on James 2 and its implications about partiality and one’s eternal destiny [1], I made a reference to the parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man.  Naturally, someone asked if I had posted on that parable.  … Continue reading

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Psalm 44: Arise! Do Not Cast Us Off Forever

Psalm 44 is like many of the psalms of the Sons of Korah in that it is a lament.  However, despite this fact, it is still one of the better known among the hymns of the Sons of Korah, in … Continue reading

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1 Chronicles 6:31-38, 61, 66-70: The Ethnic And Political Identity of the Sons of Korah

What was the identity of the Sons of Korah.  Were they Levites or members of the tribes in whose territories they lived?  The answer, according to the Bible, is both.  One of the reasons why the Sons of Korah have … Continue reading

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1 Chronicles 16:1-6, 37-43: The Sons of Korah Sing At The Placement Of The Ark Of The Covenant In The Tabernacle, Part Two

Having previously examined the celebration that occurred during the arrival of the Ark of the Covenant in Jerusalem, and the role of the Sons of Korah in that celebration [1], let us now examine the sequel to this arrival, the … Continue reading

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1 Chronicles 15:1-29: The Sons of Korah Sing At The Placement Of The Ark Of The Covenant In The Tabernacle, Part One

In 1 Chronicles 15 and 16, we see a powerful scene of restoration for the people of Israel.  The Ark of the Covenant, taken from the tabernacle of God in Shiloh during the time of Eli the priest [1] and … Continue reading

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The Military Historian And The Fog Of War: A Case Study

History never looks like history books when one is experiencing the uncertainty and the “fog of war” that envelops one’s choices.  What in hindsight has the whiff of inevitability appears uncertain and contingent while one is experiencing it.  While looking … Continue reading

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The Problem With Partiality: A Musing on James 2:1-13

Today as I watched the well-maintained streets and infrastructure of South Tampa, I reflected on the numerous and subtle ways that individuals, communities and institutions let others know their place in the social hierarchy.  Whose communities have well-maintained roads and … Continue reading

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Today In History: On April 26, 1986, Chernobyl Melted Down

On April 26, 1986, the world faced its worst nuclear plant disaster to date (though Japan’s Fukushima disaster is next in line [1]). Chernobyl is a textbook example of how not to handle a nuclear disaster, and showed how morally … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Steve Miller Band

[Note:  The Steve Miller Band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.] Continuing the series on bands unjustly denied a spot in the Rock & Roll of Fame [1] [2], we turn to The Steve … Continue reading

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Today In History: On April 25, 1915, Australia and New Zealand Became Nations

Earlier today, a friend of mine made a very thoughtful and insightful post about Anzac Day, with a lot of intriguing comments about all sides of the dispute and its historical ramifications, even playing with the counterfactual historical questions attached … Continue reading

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