Monthly Archives: November 2016

One Of These Two Things Must Be Blotted Out

This afternoon at services there was a fascinating sermon about a subject I think about from time to time, namely the Book of Life [1].  In looking at the verses that dealt with the Book of Life, under its various … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Art Of Reading

Great Courses:  The Art Of Reading, by Professor Timothy Spurgin As someone who is fond of the Great Courses collection [1], this audiobook was quite a striking one.  Those people who saw me with this audiobook pondered why someone who … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Reading Strategies Book

The Reading Strategies Book:  Your Everything Guide To Developing Skilled Readers, by Jennifer Serravallo Given the fact that I read so often, so broadly (although mostly within nonfiction of various genres), and, if I may immodestly say so myself, so … Continue reading

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I Don’t Need You, But I Want You Anyway

From time to time I note that I greatly dislike Black Friday and the commercialism of this day [1], but contrary to my usual practice I spent some time and some money shopping. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this time was spent at a … Continue reading

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Album Review: Moments

Moments, by Junyan Natasha Liu (cello) and Katryna Tan (harp) I was loaned this particular album by someone who did not find it quite what they expected it to be upon purchase and who wished to give it as a … Continue reading

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Album Review: Mozart’s Greatest Hits

Mozart’s Greatest Hits, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart From time to time I enjoy reviewing albums of classical music [1], and there is something greatly humorous about hearing a greatest hits album of a composer who lived and died long before … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For A Non-Intercourse Agreement

Once upon a time, it was not very uncommon for the people of these United States to engage in non-intercourse agreements, although the use of boycotts and similar agreements has always been fraught with some difficulty.  At the beginning of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lonely Husbands, Lonely Wives

Lonely Husbands, Lonely Wives:  Rekindling Intimacy In Every Marriage, by Dennis Rainey This particular book talks about rekindling intimacy in every marriage in its subtitle, but it should come as little surprise that this book, like most of the books … Continue reading

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Book Review: Singles Ministry Handbook

Singles Ministry Handbook:  A Practical Guide To Reaching Adult Singles In The Church, edited by Douglas L. Fagerstrom In writing about this book I feel it somewhat necessary to provide some context.  This book is a moderate sized work at … Continue reading

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Just Desserts

I can vividly remember my worst Thanksgiving ever.  It was not the sort of day one would likely forget.  Two days before, my mother had been fitted with a pair of braces and I had been fitted with a retainer, … Continue reading

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