Monthly Archives: June 2011

On Constitutions And Politics

A body of elites spent months arguing over the proper form of government for their fractured and fragmented society, protesting the rise of popular politics that threatened unity and supporting a conservative system of government that sought to reduce (or … Continue reading

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For Three Transgressions And For Four: Amos On Abortion

Having previously examined the corpus of biblical law showing that even reckless and accidental death of an unborn child was counted as murder by the divine legal standard [1], I wished to ask and answer a simple question: does the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why Pro Life?

Why Pro-Life? Caring For The Unborn And Their Mothers, by Randy Alcorn This is among the most powerful little books that I have ever read—full of painful statistics, damning admissions by abortion advocates as to their own awareness of their … Continue reading

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And Not A Single Baht For Politics

In case you were unaware, Thailand is having their national elections on Sunday, July 3rd. It is compulsory for Thai citizens to vote in their home district (which, apparently, like the decree of Caesar, forces people to return to their … Continue reading

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Psalm 82: You Are Gods

The Psalms are full of calls for social justice and cries against the behavior of the wicked, particularly those who seek to use power and authority and wealth to take advantage or abuse others. It is remarkable that such material … Continue reading

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Book Review: The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork, by John C. Maxwell Though some of the examples are a bit dated (for example, any reader of this book ought to get a few chuckles out of the praise that its author, John … Continue reading

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On Naboth’s Vineyard: Thoughts On Eminent Domain And Theft

1 Kings 21 gives the story of Naboth’s Vineyard, and its theft by the wicked queen Jezebel on behalf of her husband Ahab. By showing God’s harsh condemnation of the practice of eminent domain, by which the land of common … Continue reading

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Today In History: On June 26, 1960, Somaliland Become An Independent Nation For The First Time

Many nations of the world became independent in 1960, as it marked the widespread end of European colonialism over much of the world’s surface. One of the nations that got their independence fifty-one years ago today, on June 26, 1960, … Continue reading

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This Side of Paradise

Bryan Adams is one of my favorite musicians (if not my favorite), a future subject of a blog entry about his longtime snub from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and a Canadian Rock & Roll musician who has … Continue reading

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The Price of Equality And Honor

In this day and age two qualities are particularly valued by people all over the world: equality and honor. All around the world we see oppressed peoples rising up against the dictators that have ruled over them harshly for decades. … Continue reading

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