Monthly Archives: April 2014

A Private Folly

Occasionally I like to write about the corrupt business of sports, including basketball [1], and today that means the need to discuss the recent unprecedented punishment of Clippers owner Donald Sterling with a $2.5 million fine and a lifetime ban … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Advocate

The Advocate, by Randy Singer [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] This is the second book by Randy Singer I have read [1], and while it is a … Continue reading

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A League Of Their Own

While the Olympic Games are somewhat familiar in terms of their connection with politics and even pagan religion [1]. Yet while the Olympics are familiar, there are some major concerns that some people might have about such a competition. By … Continue reading

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Book Review: Diplomatic Immunity

Diplomatic Immunity, by Lois McMaster Bujold Once one has read sufficiently many of Bujold’s Miles Vorkosigan novels, one notices a few patterns that appear in terms of the novels [1]. For one, there is a group of novels (and novelas) … Continue reading

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Book Review: Death By The Book

Death By The Book, by Julianna Deering [Note: This novel was provided free of charge by Bethany Books in exchange for an honest review.] This particular book is the second volume of an ongoing Christian detective series set in Great … Continue reading

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Why I Write

[Note: This is the prepared text for a speech given April 27, 2014 at the Portland UCG Spokesman’s Club.] There once was a chicken Whose face was quite stricken, For he knew it was time For his master to dine, … Continue reading

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Every War Has Two Losers

A few weeks ago, my curiosity in poetry led me to go to an area library for a poetry reading about the poems of William Stafford, who was Oregon’s fourth poet laureate, from the outgoing sixth poet laureate of Oregon, … Continue reading

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Seating Chart

Sometimes a day can be unified by a straightforward and unusual theme, and that was the case for me. In fact, looking at what happened today, a fairly obvious theme that tied together today’s events was the theme of a … Continue reading

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The Handwriting’s On The Wall

One of the most intriguing incidents of God bringing a warning, albeit a belated one, is in Daniel 5. The story of the disembodied hand writing out “mene mene tekel upharsin” has long been a source of commentary for many … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pharaohs Of The Bible (4004-960 BC)

Pharaohs Of The Bible (4004-960 BC): A Unifying High Chronology Of Egypt Based On A High View Of Scripture, by Eve Engelbrite [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Author Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review.] … Continue reading

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