Monthly Archives: February 2018

Days Gone By

Yesterday night, a friend of mine posted on my Facebook page a photograph of a mildly embarrassing poem I had written as a teenager.  Despite the fact that I found the poem to be slightly cringy, I had to admit … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jesus And The Jewish Roots Of The Eucharist

Jesus And The Jewish Roots Of The Eucharist:  Unlocking The Secrets Of The Last Supper, by Brant Pitre I have some deeply mixed feelings about this book, but ultimately while I found that the author’s perspective as a Catholic made … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Case For Jesus

The Case For Jesus:  The Biblical And Historical Evidence For Christ, by Brant Pitre As someone who is no stranger to reading apologetic works like this one [1], I found this book interesting and worthwhile for several reasons, although I … Continue reading

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A Long Chain Of Influence

From time to time I ponder the long and indirect way that influence spreads from one person to another.  This is especially worthwhile to trace in the world of thought, since people to read books are often influenced by those … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief Political And Geographic History Of The Middle East

A Brief Political And Geographic History Of The Middle East:  Where Are…Persia, Babylon, and the Ottoman Empire, by John Davenport Part of a series devoted to teaching children historical geography [1], this book reminds us that among the most important … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief Political And Geographic History Of Latin America

A Brief Political And Geographic History Of Latin America:  Where Are…Gran Colombia, La Plata, and Dutch Guiana, by Earle Rice Jr. This book is part of a series [1] of books that seeks to instruct late elementary school to middle … Continue reading

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Shall I Compare Thee To A Winter’s Night?

I am often deeply amused by what I see around me, and a great deal of that relates to what we are used to.  Shakespeare, for example, in one of his sonnets, compared someone to a summer’s day in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: That Incredible Christian

That Incredible Christian, by A.W. Tozer I feel, after having read this short but very worthwhile book, that this book somehow has the wrong title.  Although the author has a lot of very pointed things to say about what makes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Prodigals And Those Who Love Them

Prodigals And Those Who Love Them, by Ruth Bell Graham It is perhaps a bit unfair that when I was reading this book I was thinking about another book on the subject of the parable of the prodigal son that … Continue reading

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They Know Better

I often ponder my obstinance when it comes to performing tasks I set out to do.  As it happens, when I woke up this morning and went off to work there was some snow falling from the sky, but it … Continue reading

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