Category Archives: Christianity

Mysteries Of The Bible: The Connection Between The Nephilim And The Giants

Last night while I was at dinner with one of our congregation’s retired pastors [1], I received a request to write about one of the more intriguing mysteries relating to origin in the Bible, that of the pre-flood Nephilim and … Continue reading

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Days Of The Week

I remember when I was fourteen years old going to a lock-in in Dothan, Alabama with my mother and stepfather.  While playing a lot of sports and dancing, I also remember the sermon that was given during Sabbath services, although … Continue reading

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On Beams And Specks, Or, The Fundamental Flaw Of Visionary Politics

While I was eating lunch today one of my coworkers asked me what I thought about the impeachment trial that is going on right now.  I replied, after thinking a bit, that there had never been a genuine impeachment trial … Continue reading

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Book Review: Listen Well, Lead Better

Listen Well, Lead Better, by Steve & Becky Harling [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] How much self-awareness is enough to write a book like this?  As … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art Of Friendship

The Art Of Friendship:  Creating And Keeping Relationships That Matter, by Kim Wier [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] When it comes to books like this, I wonder … Continue reading

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The Art Of Monsters

Over the past few years there has been an increasing tendency to look harshly at the art of monsters.  We have found our appreciation of Bill Cosby’s calls for decorum to younger comedians and his family friendly entertainment like the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dear Ally, How Do You Write A Book?

Dear Ally, How Do You Write A Book, by Ally Carter I am not familiar with any of Ally Carter’s fiction work (which she refers to a bit ad nauseum here), but this book is mildly entertaining.  To be sure, … Continue reading

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Book Review: From Chaos To Creativity

From Chaos To Creativity:  Building A Productivity System For Artists And Writers, by Jessie L. Kwak I always feel a mix of compassion and interest in reading the efforts of people to attempt to systematize for fun and profit those … Continue reading

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Book Review: Light In The Dark

Light In The Dark:  Writers On Creativity, Inspiration, And The Artistic Process, edited by Joe Fossler My own feelings about this book are somewhat ambivalent, as is often the case when it comes to books dealing with authors talking about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Moment Work

Moment Work:  Tectonic Theater Project’s Process Of Devising Theater, by Moises Kaufman and Barbara Pitts McAdams with a lot of others I can only think of one reason why someone who is a remotely decent or morally upright person would … Continue reading

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