Monthly Archives: May 2016

An Exploration Of The Moral Topography Of Sin: Part Four

Having dealt with the main language for sin as it is discussed in the Bible, in terms of either trespassing over boundary lines or missing the mark of achieving the character of God the Father and Jesus Christ our Savior … Continue reading

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It’s Not A Teepee, It’s A Sibley Tent

I spent much of today at Fort Vancouver [1] where, for the first time ever, I was in costume as a Civil War private with the 1st Oregon Infantry volunteers [2]. I thought it would be worthwhile to explain how … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Cubed

Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace, by Nikil Saval, read by Stephen Hoye In what has likely been the case in every secret history since that of Procopius in the days of the Byzantine Empire, what is delivered by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lonely Planet: Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania

Lonely Planet: Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania, by Peter Dragicevich, Hugh McNaughtan, and Leonid Ragozin As part of my reading for the upcoming Feast of Tabernacles in Estonia [1], I requested this book from one of the local library systems I … Continue reading

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I Came Not To Bring Peace, But A Sword: Some Thoughts On China’s Rise

[Note: This post was written for an online class on China’s Rise, and was supposed to be around 500 words. Without such space limitations I would have gone into far greater detail, but I thought it worthwhile to share my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lost White Tribes

Lost White Tribes: The End Of Privilege An The Last Colonials In Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Brazil, Haiti, Namibia, and Guadalupe, by Riccardo Orizio Someone who judged this book by its unfortunate title would assume that the colonials spoken of in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Good Girl Messages

Good Girl Messages: How Young Women Were Misled By Their Favorite Books, by Deborah O’Keefe It is difficult to determine how many of the hypocrisies and contradictions in this book are intentional, based on the author’s avowed aim of feminist … Continue reading

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You’ll Be Sorry

Lawsuits of stealing samples without paying or giving credit bring out the worst in people. This happens often enough that I occasionally write about the problem [1], but it is worth discussing again because the song’s situation is particularly ironic. … Continue reading

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The Great Disappointment

It is both ironic, and deeply appropriate, that in today’s sermon message our pastor would begin a message discussing prophecy with the example of the Millerite Great Disappointment in 1844. I am not sure that all of the people listening … Continue reading

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Has Anybody Seen All My Wasted Friendship?

A few months ago [1], I listened to a recording that a friend of mine had made about wasted love. To be sure, I have known a fair amount of that in my own life, at least in the sense … Continue reading

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