Monthly Archives: July 2018

Book Review: The Power And The Glory

The Power And The Glory, by Graham Greene Drawn in large part from the author’s trip to Mexico to report on anticlerical effects of the Mexican Revolution in Tabasco and Chiapas and neighboring areas, this is a compelling novel that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lawless Roads

The Lawless Roads, by Graham Greene So far I have read four types of books by Graham Greene [1].  First, there are lighthearted and often cynical novels that he considered as “entertainments.”  Next are the short stories he wrote as … Continue reading

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The Last Time I Ever Saw An Affordable House Built

I was recently reading an article from a group of people I critique and comment on sometimes [1], and I was struck by the way in which the writer of the article tried to justify the expense of much new construction.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: On The Unity Of Christ

On The Unity Of Christ, by St. Cyril of Alexandria Being a reader deeply interested in the Monophysite controversy, which is a deeply obscure one even if it had momentous historical consequences for Christendom in the Middle East, sometimes means … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Temptation Of Christ (Heathen Edition)

The Temptation Of Christ (Heathen Edition), by George S. Barrett It should be noted at the outset that this book is not really a heathen book but Heathen Edition is the publisher of the work.  The subject of the temptation … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Jane Austen: Part Five

This is likely the last part of the Jane Austen liveblogging experiment [1] 9:51PM:  Spoiler alert:  A marriage at the middle of a novel/movie is not going to end well.  Mr. Rushworth and Mariah marry and the event is narrated … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Two Natures In The Child Of God

The Two Natures In The Child Of God, by Ethelbert William Bullinger When one looks at the question of the nature of Christ [1], it is worthwhile to compare and contrast that nature with that of the believer.  After all, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Nature Of Christ

The Nature Of Christ, by H.H. Pope Shenouda III As part of my research for the Una Natura project [1], I thought it would be worthwhile to read, if possible, some literature by those who consider themselves to be Monophysites … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: Fighting Corruption By Targeting Ghost Workers

It was a pleasure for me, as someone who supports the efforts of Somaliland to improve their standard of living and to earn recognition as a sovereign state [1], to see the following tweet on my feed today from the … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Jane Austen: Part Four

This has been a somewhat lengthy series so far [1], but now it’s time to look at the first part of Mansfield Park, which is supposed to be two hours or so. 9:13PM:  Clearly the BBC had a small acting … Continue reading

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