Monthly Archives: December 2014

On The Necessity Of Interpretation

Many of the problems we deal with in life relate to the problem of interpretation. We misinterpret our bodily appetites and satisfy cravings in a less than optimal way, eating too much or engaging in sexual immorality when our needs … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bad Science

Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, And Big Pharma –Flacks–, by Ben Goldacre This book will make you laugh and make you cry. It will make you angry and also (hopefully) make you a bit more humble and knowledgeable. Written by a … Continue reading

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And I Wonder Sometimes About The Outcome Of A Still Verdictless Life

In his debut album, “Room For Squares,” singer-songwriter John Mayer waxed poetic about a quarter life crisis (he was around 25, which was pretty optimistic, as my estimated quarter life crisis occurred when I was about fifteen or so, putting … Continue reading

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Book Review: Own Your Life

Own Your Life: Living With Deep Intention, Bold Faith, And Generous Love, by Sally Clarkson [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] While this book is one of many … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief Outline Of The History Of Libraries

A Brief Outline Of The History Of Libraries, by Justus Lipsius, translated by John Cotton Dana This is the sort of book that is likely to appeal to a very small audience of people, namely those who either work for … Continue reading

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Everything Is Square

One of the last brief comments I had with one of the other people who did a lot of officiating (and some playing, something I was unable to do with my poor hobbled feet), was that “Everything is square.” By … Continue reading

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I Have Plans For You

This morning, as I was pondering whether to go early for church and go to the teen/young adult choir practice, and I happened to see the song for the first time. In playing it, it looked easy, so I decided … Continue reading

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On Why Hollywood Struggles To Make Religious Epics

A few days ago, while watching the movie “Fireproof” with some friends, I wondered aloud why Hollywood struggled so much to make good religious films. All of us watching the film had seen at least moderately successful Christian movies. According … Continue reading

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Today In History: On December 26, 1944, The Siege Of Bastogne Was Broken

As it happens, in reading a book about the Battle For Bastogne [1], I was struck by the fortuitous circumstance of reading about a battle on the anniversary of the beginning of its denouement, which does not often happen even … Continue reading

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Book Review: No Greater Valor

No Greater Valor: The Siege Of Bastogne And The Miracle That Sealed Allied Victory, by Jerome Corsi [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Press in exchange for an honest review.] Coincidentally enough, I read this … Continue reading

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