Monthly Archives: May 2015

Book Review: Lord Cochrane: Seaman, Radical, Liberator

Lord Cochrane: Seaman, Radical, Liberator: A Life Of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, 1775-1860, by Christopher Lloyd This is a book with a good purpose, and with some limitations (most notably its dependence on English-language sources), it manages … Continue reading

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Jesus Loves You More Than You Will Know

The danger of being a popular television star is that everything in life becomes fodder for tabloid scandal. When one is a public person, nothing about life is considered private, with dangerous consequences. When one has strong moral standards in … Continue reading

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The Wolf You Feed

Today, in watching Tomorrowland, I was struck by at least a few of the elements that are necessary to make a good movie for kids. For one, the casting has to be right. In this case, the casting was mostly … Continue reading

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Do You Remember?

As I have remarked upon before [1], there are three ancestors of mine I honor on Memorial Day. In early 1863, a man who had been a talented farmer, who built the red-brick two-story house that until a few years … Continue reading

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Flying Free

The 18th century philosophe Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote, “Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.” It is obvious to see that mankind is not free, if by freedom you mean an absolute absence of constraints and restraint and … Continue reading

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Album Review: Perfect Symmetry

“Perfect Symmetry” was the third album by Keane [1], and it marked a change in the music of Keane, by moving away from the Coldplay-style piano ballads they originally became famous for to a more dance pop oriented sound. In … Continue reading

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Book Review: Take My Hand Again

Take My Hand Again: A Faith-Based Guide For Helping Aging Parents, by Nancy Parker Brummett [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.] Reading this book fills one with a … Continue reading

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Has The Context Changed?

The main subject of today’s sermon from our local pastor was one that draws a great deal of attention in life, but one that is seldom addressed directly. Being creatures of habit, we generally expect (or should not be surprised … Continue reading

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Sometimes I Feel Like A Fatherless Child

This morning, I woke up to the sound of buzzing from my cell phone as a teenage friend of mine from Chile sent me a photograph from the Feast of Tabernacles in 2000, which I spent with my mother, stepfather, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Life Inside Out

Life Inside Out: How I Found True Freedom In God, by Mark Foss [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Life Sentence Publishing in exchange for an honest review.] I must admit that while I read a lot … Continue reading

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