Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Implications Of Philippians 4:8-9 In The Proclamation Of The Gospel

[Note: In discussing this passage I must make it plain that my own conduct could stand to meet the biblical standard of biblical conversation in Philippians 4:8-9. It is a difficult thing to speak authoritatively on matters where one clearly … Continue reading

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Becoming The Enemy

It is all too easy to complain about the way we have been treated in our lives. It is unlikely that anyone enters adulthood without having seen and experienced some type of deeply troubling injustice or unfairness inflicted at the … Continue reading

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Christopher Columbus And The Social And Religious Motives For Exploration

Recent research suggests that Christopher Columbus was a Jew who fabricated his background as a Genoan, but whose writings to his oldest son contained a sign of the Kaddish and whose grand passion was to liberate Jerusalem from the Muslims … Continue reading

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Springtime For Neo-Nazis In Thailand

Astute readers of my blog know that anti-Semitism is a subject that this blog covers from time to time, and it is my unfortunate duty to discuss this issue again in the context of Thailand’s unfortunate fascination with Nazi symbolism. … Continue reading

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Slavery Through The Back Door

It is a common but mistaken assumption that the Thirteenth Amendment completely banned slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment reads as follows: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall … Continue reading

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If God Made You

Human beings are hard to love sometimes. “What is man, that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For you have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned … Continue reading

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Memory Of The Fallen

It is somewhat irritating to me when people who already have a notable day in honor of their actions try to take over the days of other people and blur exactly what it is that we are celebrating on that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Virgin Queen’s Daughter

The Virgin Queen’s Daughter, A Novel, by Ella March Chase It is a testament to the well-deserved bad reputation among the Tudors among historians and novelists that just about anything that portrays the Tudors as power-hungry schemers is plausible and … Continue reading

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You Shall Leave Them For The Poor And For The Stranger

When we think of offerings and charity for others, we think mainly of money or food or items to give to those who are without. But the Bible itself does not only include this aspect of giving but also a … Continue reading

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Today In History: On May 27, 1962, Centralia Became A Living Hell

Just outside of the small town of Irwin, Pennsylvania there is a green and pleasant family farm where several lazy creeks wind their way eventually into larger ones and then rivers and eventually whose waters exit the Mississippi River at … Continue reading

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