Monthly Archives: January 2018

Poll: Song Reviews

There are quite a few songs I have wanted to review, but I’m not sure which one(s) would be the most appreciated.  I have a few quirky songs that I’d like to say more about, so I will include a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Darwin On Trial

Darwin On Trial, by Phillip E. Johnson This book makes it pretty clear why Phillip Johnson is a sound strategist when it comes to intelligent design in the larger cultural perspective, and why it is that this book and others … Continue reading

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Book Review: Defeating Darwinism By Opening Minds

Defeating Darwinism By Opening Minds, by Philip Johnson This exceedingly short book comes in at just over 100 pages and it is a straightforward one.  This is not a book written with a difficult argument that is hard to follow, … Continue reading

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And Having Shod Your Feet With The Preparation Of The Gospel Of Peace

When I was commenting last week on my foot woes, which definitely appear to be on the mend at the moment [1], a friend of mine suggested that I comment some on Ephesians 6:15, which reads:  “And having shod your … Continue reading

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Book Review: Writing The Record

Writing The Record:  The Village Voice And The Birth Of Rock Criticism, by Devon Powers Reading this book was a very ambivalent experience for me, because it found me once again in a place where I found much to appreciate … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan I loved the movie, and just now got around to reading the book it was based on.  I’m not sure if I would say that the book is better … Continue reading

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Pipes Of Peace

Yesterday was an interesting day.  As I commented to one young lady I happened to be sitting beside while waiting for the surprise half-century party of a longtime acquaintance of mine who had been the chosen representative of our ABC … Continue reading

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Book Review: No God But Gain

No God But Gain:  The Untold Story Of Cuban Slavery, The Monroe Doctrine & The Making Of The United States, by Stephen Chambers I found this to be a compelling and rather frightening book.  The author has clearly done a … Continue reading

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Book Review: F Street Mess

F Street Mess:  How Southern Senators Rewrote The Kansas-Nebraska Act, by Alice Elizabeth Malavasic This book is an interesting book on the institutional power of the Senate that looks at the period leading up to the Civil War [1].  The … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Missing Years

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a message that was given in the United Church of God congregation in the Dalles [1] on Sabbath, January 13, 2018.  It was later given in the Portland congregation on Sabbath, January 27, … Continue reading

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