Category Archives: Christianity

Book Review: Living Together, Getting Married & Starting A Family (Financial Literacy: Planning For The Future)

Living Together, Getting Married & Starting A Family (Financial Literacy: Planning For The Future), by WeissRatings I have to admit that this book was a bit disappointing for me, but there are certainly some people who will appreciate this book. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jane Austen: The Parson’s Daughter

Jane Austen: The Parson’s Daughter, by Irene Collins One of the great ways to write what is new, or at least striking and rare, about someone is to take an approach that goes against the understanding of our contemporary age. … Continue reading

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Inside/Outside: Part One

One of the most common issues that I come across with regards to dealing with communication with other people is that the difference between inside and outside plays havoc with how we see others and how we deal with the … Continue reading

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Grading On The Curve

One of my more entertaining moments as a student was when, when I was studying for my first graduate degree and the program made me take an undergraduate statistics course because one was missing from my undergraduate transcript. Although I … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean To Be A Friend Of God?

What does it mean to be a friend of God? To fully explore the implications of that question would take far more time than I have, but I would like to look at a fundamental aspect of this question. What … Continue reading

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How Privilege Warps The Fundamentals Of Justice

One of the most problematic aspects of the history of antebellum Southern Christianity was the way that the message of Christianity was warped to such a great extent by the unjust behavior of slaveowners. This injustice may be profitably compared … Continue reading

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Death Of The Artist

I find myself deeply amused by the question of how one separates art from the artist. Although I find myself to be of a highly different perspective and worldview than most who engage in such matters, the more one knows … Continue reading

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Fancy Seeing You Here

“Fancy seeing you here,” was my initial comment to the gentleman who was scheduled to share split sermon duties at a neighboring congregation with me this morning when I arrived at my normal congregation by a lengthy and circuitous route. … Continue reading

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Telling On The Creator

One of the most important aspects of creation is that it tells on the creator. This is not always obvious. There is a YouTube channel that is sometimes recommended to me that has a video about who created the Bible, … Continue reading

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Pentecost And The Longing Of God

[Note: The following is the attached prepared text for a Bible Study given to the Portland, Oregon United Church of God congregation on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.] At the end of my last Bible study I discussed how it was … Continue reading

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