Monthly Archives: September 2011

Joy To The World

Today I had the opportunity to hear our Karen refugee cleaning lady, a woman by the name of Noimea, singing “Joy to the World.” Normally, this song is sung by nominal Christians in late November and December to celebrate the … Continue reading

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The Contemporary Relevance Of 2 and 3 John

Among my favorite books of the Bible (largely because they are so obscure) are the two books of 2 and 3 John. Between them they take up a page (or two) in most Bibles, and are among the “Western 5” … Continue reading

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For All The Saints Who From Their Labors Rest

Today, for special music at the Feast of Trumpets in Chiang Mai, I directed our Legacy Institute choir in a performance of “For All The Saints Who From Their Labors Rest,” a piece that has always made me think of … Continue reading

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Whoever Is Of A Willing Heart

Most people, when they give offertory messages, like to go to the same few places in the Bible over and over again. Rather than giving you reasons why you should give an offering this time, I thought it preferable to … Continue reading

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So You’re A Missionary Then

When I try to explain what I do here in Thailand a frequent response is that I am a missionary. I find this response to be fairly accurate, but also somewhat difficult to understand since I come from a religious … Continue reading

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A Refracted Mirror: Consensus Building In Autocratic Regimes

I have long been a student of autocracy and its workings, as my passionate commitment to egalitarian practices has made me a recognized and determined enemy of tyranny from my youth. Today a conversation about Saudi Arabia prompted me to … Continue reading

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Of Writing There Is No End

Today, after a rather insomniatic night, I was pondering about all of the writing I have to do before the Feast of Tabernacles. Given the uncertainties of computer usage (and printing) in Khun Yuam, I have decided to type and … Continue reading

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Dukes of Hazard

Today I had a couple of reasons to go to Chiang Mai, and an opportunity to avoid having to hoof it completely. So I took advantage of it, as I needed some computer parts as well as some church shoes. … Continue reading

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Civil War Fantasy Roster: Samuel Curtis

With my third pick in my Civil War Fantasy Draft [1] [2] [3], I pick Samuel Curtis. Samuel Curtis has, since my childhood, been among my favorite Civil War generals (along with Thomas). I have studied his victory at Pea … Continue reading

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Seven Things I Learned From The Wisdom Of Agur

Today I am going to talk about one of the most obscure people in the entire Bible responsible for writing a chapter. Unlike the last time I looked at an obscure person in a message, Heman the grandson of Samuel, … Continue reading

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