Monthly Archives: January 2014

For God Has Committed Them All To Disobedience

Towards the end of Paul’s magisterial examination of Israel’s present rejection of God’s ways and the purposes and plans of God to bring all to repentance, there comes a passage that examines the mysterious and inscrutable ways of God in … Continue reading

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The Damascas Dinner Club Party

Okay, so somewhere along the course of tonight’s dinner club party someone who was a fountain of trivial information (no, not me) mentioned that today was National Dinner Party Day. So, without knowing it, I ended up celebrating the day … Continue reading

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A Double Portion

One of the more commonly misunderstood passages of scripture deals with a specific request that Elisha made from Elijah before he was taken up in to the first heaven and transported to another place [1]. The relevant portion of this … Continue reading

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Book Review: The People Factor

The People Factor: How Building Great Relationships And Ending Bad Ones Unlocks Your God-Given Purpose, by Van Moody [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Booksneeze/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] At the beginning of … Continue reading

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Some Dance To Forget

For as long as I can remember, I have fought against the tendency for self-medication in a wide variety of forms, although, admittedly, some forms of it are far more subtle than others. Everything from drugs to alcohol to food … Continue reading

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A Heart Like Mine

Yesterday was the 41st anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision [1]. While abortion is a subject that I write about on occasion [2], it is not a subject I like to dwell on, both because it is a horror … Continue reading

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You Never Know What To Hide And What To Show

It is a highly intriguing aspect of the career of the band Broken Bells that the two albums they have released have so far contained songs that described almost too perfectly the state of my life at the time. In … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Confessions Of St. Augustine

The Confessions Of St. Augustine, Augustine If you are looking for evidence of the Hellenizing influence of Augustine of Hippo on the Roman church of the fourth century AD, this book will provide plenty of that evidence, from its straining … Continue reading

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Cross That Line

As I was reflecting about a couple of ‘heroes’ against oppression since yesterday [1] I pondered on the subject of boundaries. Now, boundaries are something that have been a subject of major concern of mine for quite some time [2]. … Continue reading

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Non-Movie Review: Murph: The Protector

Murph: The Protector: The True Story Of Navy Seal Lt. Michael P. Murphy So, I was recently sent my first documentary video to review for the Naval Historical Institute [1], after a previous book they sent me got stolen in … Continue reading

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