Monthly Archives: May 2018

Thirteen Reasons Why You Should Read The Apostolic Fathers

As we come to the conclusion of our brief examination of the Apostolic Fathers, I would like to briefly discuss thirteen reasons why you should read the Apostolic Fathers.  Some of these are likely to be recapitulations of previous comments, … Continue reading

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Age Of Secession: Biafra

For most of my readers, the name Biafra will have no significance whatsoever.  Once upon a time, though, I thought to write a thesis on military and diplomatic history that examined four quadrants of military and diplomatic effectiveness for separatist … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wild Winemaking

Wild Winemaking:  Easy & Adventurous Recipies Going Beyond Grapes, by Richard W. Bender Having read a couple of the author’s books on bonsai, I was intrigued to read this particular volume on winemaking, figuring it would continue his generally enjoyable … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crypto-Investing For Beginners

Crypto-Investing For Beginners, by Michael James [Note:  I was sent this e-book free of charge by the author.  No review was required.] I am not sure whether I find it difficult to believe or unfortunately all too likely that the … Continue reading

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The Roots Of Christian Anti-Semitism In The Apostolic Fathers

Among the more serious issues that the Apostolic Fathers bring up is the matter of Christian anti-Semitism.  There is no doubt that the New Testament has some harshly critical things to say about some Jews.  For example, repeatedly in Acts, … Continue reading

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Hurricane Maria’s Death Toll: A Statistics Story

I spend my working life dealing with data and statistics, and somehow I do not get enough of that to avoid writing and thinking about it in other contexts besides that of work [1].  Today I would like to talk … Continue reading

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Book Review: Create Vs. Copy

Create Vs. Copy, by Ken Wytsma [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I have a sort of love-hate relationship with this author’s work [1], and this book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Design Your Day

Design Your Day:  Be More Productive, Set Better Goals, And Live Life On Purpose, by Claire Diaz-Ortiz [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I must admit that there … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Essential Jonathan Edwrds

The Essential Jonathan Edwards:  An Introduction To The Life And Teaching Of America’s Greatest Theologian, by Owen Strachan & Douglas Allen Sweeney [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers/Net Gallery.  All thoughts and opinions are my … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

[Warning:  Spoilers below.] How does one view this film?  If it is viewed as a film in its own right, in the genre of a smuggler or western film with a somewhat naive but simultaneously arrogant anti-hero and his associates … Continue reading

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