Category Archives: Christianity

Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: DC Talk

On the face of it, DC Talk would not be the sort of band that has an obvious case to get into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They are one of the most obvious examples of a one-hit … Continue reading

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Book Review: Papers Of A Pariah

Papers Of A Pariah, by Robert Hugh Benson This book begins under a bit of a disadvantage, and that is the fact that it is titled papers of a pariah. This is a rather unfortunate beginning, and the essays included … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Book Of Essays

A Book Of Essays, by Robert Hugh Benson Robert Hugh Benson is not a great writer. If he was a very prolific writer, his output was very uneven, and one of the unfortunate aspects of the books I have read … Continue reading

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A Classic Case Of Teenage Melodrama

One of the hazards of paying attention to music charts and hearing about songs before they reach the charts is being informed about melodrama that both deeply resonates with one personally and also demonstrates some of the issues that are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Four Weddings And A Sixpence

Four Weddings And A Sixpence: An Anthology, by Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Boyle, Laura Lee Guhrke, and Stefanie Sloane This book is, like many contemporary romances, an anthology that is written about several couples by several romance authors, each of whom … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lady Most Willing…

The Lady Most Willing…, by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Connie Brockway This book is the second book in a series that involves an ensemble cast of writers engaged in writing about a complex romantic situation that involves multiple couples. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lady Most Likely….

The Lady Most Likely…, by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Connie Brockway As the writer Julia Quinn has become particularly famous over the course of the last few months given the miniseries that was made out of one of the … Continue reading

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Solomon, If You Walk In My Ways

[Note: This is the prepared text for a split sermon given to the United Church of Congregation in the Dalles on Sabbath, January 9, 2021.] Our first impression of Solomon is generally a positive one. Perhaps most notably among these … Continue reading

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Book Review: Romans: A Self-Study Guide

Romans:  A Self-Study Guide, by Irving L. Jensen As someone who enjoys reading Bible study guides [1], it should not be too unexpected that my attention should turn to those books readily available around me.  In fact, as our congregation’s … Continue reading

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On The Residual Force Of Laws

One of the more fascinating debates that C.S. Lewis was often involved in, and which remains important when one judges the moral effect of religious beliefs, is the issue of the morality of unbelievers. It has always been true that … Continue reading

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