Monthly Archives: February 2012

Nothing But Trouble

From a utilitarian perspective, Im Mee (which means she-bear in Thai), is a pretty useless animal. This talking dog, which was obtained by our driver from the seven rai (about three acre) property that Legacy acquired earlier this year, loves … Continue reading

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What’s In A Greeting?: The Epistles of Paul

What information is conveyed in a greeting? Greetings are usually fairly short, but even though short and often conventional, there are important bits of information that filter through simply because of what those conventions are. Let us examine, for example, … Continue reading

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Children Of Fortune

As someone who likes to pick up on the habits of writers and the patterns of speech they use (being a writer and a speaker with definite patterns of vocabulary that reflect deeper connections and identities), I thought it would … Continue reading

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You Can See The Early Signs Of Daylight Fading

“You can see the early signs of daylight fading; we’ll leave just before it’s gone,” closes the melancholy chorus of the song “Daylight Fading,” from that most melancholy of roots rock bands, Counting Crows, off of their dark but beautiful … Continue reading

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That Which Is Not Forbidden Is Permitted

There are at least four approaches to law. In the legal tradition of the United States, Great Britain, and similar countries, that which is not forbidden by law is permitted. In other legal traditions, like that of Germany (at least … Continue reading

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Backlash

It is interesting both to see how short of a time it takes for a meme to become popular as well as how sort of a time it takes for there to be backlash about some new internet phenomenon [1]. … Continue reading

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Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires

It was during my time in Los Angeles, as a student at USC, that I learned how to recognize the signs of fires. As an upperclassman there, there were terrible fires one winter, because of drought and ferocious Santa Ana … Continue reading

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Do Not Stir Up Nor Awaken Love Until It Pleases

I would like to begin today by singing the chorus to one of the many love songs that are so popular here among Legacy students. The song is called “Tonight,” by Westlife, and the chorus goes something like this: Tonight … Continue reading

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Some Things Never Change

It is sobering to reflect that some things never change, from the first century AD to today, when it comes to the mindset of people. As I was teaching my students in NT survey today the first half of the … Continue reading

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A Broader Understanding Of The Sabbath Day

One of the best opportunities about teaching the law to students here at Legacy Institute has been the help it has given me in better understanding the commandments of God and how they fit into a large scheme. Though I … Continue reading

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