Monthly Archives: June 2016

Book Review: Home Tonight

Home Tonight:  Further Reflections On The Parable Of The Prodigal Son, by Henri J.M. Nouwen It is an unfortunate truth that after an author is dead, especially an author who wrote a lot and whose work is considered notable and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Young And Beardless

Young And Beardless:  The Search For God, Purpose, And A Meaningful Life, by John Luke Robertson [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] This book, for some, might seem … Continue reading

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Reducto Ad Caiaphas

There is a logical fallacy [1] of contemporary relevance known as the reducto ad hitlerum, in which that which leads to advocating a course of action undertaken or supported by Adolf Hitler is viewed as completely unjust and unacceptable.  This … Continue reading

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Võidupüha

The world may little note or remember that on June 23, 1919, Estonian troops and their Latvian allies defeated the Baltische Landeswehr of the Germans who sought to preserve their power over the peasants of the Baltic States in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bosworth 1485

Bosworth 1485:  The Battle That Transformed England, by Michael Jones As someone who has read perhaps more than my fair share of books about the War of The Roses, and the Battle of Bosworth and its leading personages in particular … Continue reading

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No Exit

As a tenth grader I had to participate in a dramatic reading of the play “No Exit” by Jean Paul Sartre [1].  The play is somewhat short and consists of three main characters (along with the porter who shows the … Continue reading

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So What Happens Now: After The Brexit

Last night after I got home after my customary relaxing evening reading, I was treated to the sight of many of my friends writing and sharing posts about the Brexit poll.  For those who do not pay attention much to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Time Traveler’s Guide To Medieval England

The Time Traveler’s Guide To Medieval England:  A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century, by Ian Mortimer While it is a recognized truism that the past is another country [1], few books take this saying literally and create a … Continue reading

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Silver And Gold I Do Not Have

In Acts 3:1-10, shortly after the Pentecost service where the Holy Spirit was given out to the early Church of God, there was a telling incident that is worth quoting at some length:  “Now Peter and John went up together … Continue reading

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If I Had No Loot

In the middle of the 1990’s, the New Jack Swing group Tony! Toni! Tonè! released a successful single called “If I Had No Loot.”  The premise of the song, which hit the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, is … Continue reading

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