Monthly Archives: January 2022

On German-Themed Hymns

This upcoming Sabbath we have a theme of Germany for our pot luck and variety show, so as the songleader for services I am choosing hymns that have a German theme. I thought it would be worthwhile to look at … Continue reading

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Album Review: Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson, by Janet Jackson Janet Jackson, contrary to popular belief, did not begin her music career with the album Control. That breakthrough album was her third album. Her first album was released when she was quite young and as … Continue reading

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That They May Be One As We Are: Part Two

In our exploration of how the relationship between God and man helps to illuminate concerns about larger issues, including questions about the nature of unity and diversity in God and the church, both of which are rightly considered to be … Continue reading

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Album Review: Dream Street

Dream Street, by Janet Jackson Janet Jackson’s second album was an attempt to gain success for her as a solo artist, but like her debut it was not a very successful album commercially. That said, it is an easy enough … Continue reading

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That They May Be One As We Are: Part One

As I was reading a book about a particular subject that has long been viewed as a demarcation between those who are orthodox and those who are heretics, I was struck by the way that many of the problems and … Continue reading

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Pinochle Season

While I missed the first pinochle party of the current season in our local congregation, last night I was able to make it to the event hosted by some friends of mine where fourteen of us (one new player, one … Continue reading

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On Lumping And Splitting

When I was a young person and downloading music files from various sites on the interwebs, one of the irritations I had to deal with was the labeling of the music files. As one might imagine, I would look for … Continue reading

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Album Review: Cuts Like A Knife

Cuts Like A Knife, by Bryan Adams If his self-titled debut album was and largely remains forgotten except for those who are aware of Bryan Adams as a songwriter like the bands who covered his compositions, and his second album … Continue reading

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Circles Around This Town

What is it that we want from other people? One of the characteristic communications problems I find in dealing with others is that there is a mismatch between what people want and how they expect to get it. I do … Continue reading

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Can’t Help But Be A Target

One of the more ominous scriptures in the Bible can be found in John 15:18-25, which reads: ““If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.  If you were of the world, the world would love … Continue reading

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