Monthly Archives: January 2016

On The Hazards Of Manspreading

Today my congregation had a Mexican themed potluck in honor of our brethren south of the Border and a games night that was full of interest and intrigue, and full of various items being used to mark the theme. For … Continue reading

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Book Review: If My People

If My People: A Prayer Guide For Our Nation, by Jack Countryman [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing in exchange for an honest review.] While it appears that Jack Countryman, about whom no authorial … Continue reading

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Coming To Your City

After doing some of my errands, I drove to the area of downtown Hillsboro to look at a potential place to rent in the near future, given that the place was in a fairly busy area, even if there was … Continue reading

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Book Review: NIV: God’s Justice

NIV: God’s Justice: The Flourishing Of Creation & The Destruction Of Evil, edited by Tim Stafford [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Zondervan Press in exchange for an honest review.] On the one hand, the textual apparatus … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Insider’s Guide To Praying For The World

An Insider’s Guide To Praying For The World, by Brian C. Stiller [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] When I was a middle schooler, every Monday my local … Continue reading

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And I Can’t See That I’m Not Blind

As I woke up this morning, in my addled state after a rotten night of sleep, I fumbled for my glasses and plugged in the room lamp, and realized that my glasses were on top of the book on the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Democracy Index

The Democracy Index: Why Our Election System Is Failing And How To Fix It, by Heather K. Gerken There is enough reason to mistrust this author if one so chooses. For one, the closing of the book shows that the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Politics Of Voter Suppression

The Politics Of Voter Suppression: Defending And Expanding Americans’ Right To Vote, by Tova Andrea Wang The most dishonest words in a book that is full of them are towards the beginning in the ritualistic claim that this book is … Continue reading

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Rooted In A Sense Of Place And Time

While driving to work today, the deejay on the radio was playing songs with geographic themes, some of which I was not familiar with, such as Alphaville’s “Big In Japan” and Kraftwerk’s [1] “Tour de France.” Having long considered geography … Continue reading

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Book Review: Don’t Know Much About Geography

Don’t Know Much About Geography, by Kenneth C. Davis Don’t know much about geography? You’re not alone. Neither does the author. Or, to be more precise, sometimes the author confuses writing about geography in such a way as to educate, … Continue reading

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