Monthly Archives: October 2014

Into The Gap

Yesterday, at services, the fellow giving the sermonette spoke about Solomon as “the most interesting man in the world” because of his varied pursuits, but noted that he was unaware of whether the heir to his throne was wise or … Continue reading

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Compliance Is Not Surrender

A few years ago, I wrote a lengthy essay (about 80 pages or so) about the problem of developing virtue, combining scriptural exegesis with a critical view of the relevant philosophical views from Aristotle (to give one example) that showed … Continue reading

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Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t I

In 1993, the Irish band The Cranberries came out with their globally successful debut album, “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We,” which contained the lush and beautiful hit singles “Linger” and “Dreams.” Although it is not particularly … Continue reading

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A Strugglicious Day

As I write these words, I have my laptop on my lap, and within the past half an hour or so have had my right leg cramp up on me twice, once waking me up from my usual fitful sleep. … Continue reading

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Lord Of The Data

It is days like this that remind me of my complex relationship with data. I spent my entire work day wrestling with data, and some of my time at home doing the same thing in a different way. None of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Misfits Welcome

Misfits Welcome: Find Yourself In Jesus And Bring The World Along For The Ride, by Matthew Barnett [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] Being someone who has always, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lord, Teach Us To Pray

Lord, Teach Us To Pray, by Andrew Murray This book is one of the free books I downloaded some time ago [1], and while it was a short book it is definitely worthy of discussion. There are some authors whose … Continue reading

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Argumentative Reflection: The Lot Falls In The Lap

[Note: This essay is part of a series of argumentative reflections on political philosophy [1].] When we look at the corrupt and unaccountable nature of our political elites, whether in terms of our civil governments, businesses, or other institutions, it … Continue reading

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You Will Remember Me For Centuries

In their recent single “Centuries,” the band Fall Out Boy [1] make the following comment in the chorus [2]: “Some legends are told. / Some turn to dust or to gold. / But you will remember me, / Remember me … Continue reading

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Book Review: Visions Of The Last Adam

Visions Of The Last Adam, by Rafael Garcia, Jr. [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Bostick Communications in exchange for an honest review.] To be honest, when I requested this book originally based on what was written … Continue reading

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