Category Archives: Christianity

A Thin Line Between Friends And Snakes

Recently I read a story about a church that promised a sort of tithe of reparations for some sort of imaginary wrongs as a way of appealing to the woke, perhaps as an attempt to evangelize to them.  Politics has … Continue reading

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Book Review: …And Forgive Them Their Debts

…And Forgive Them Their Debits:  Lending, Foreclosure, And Redemption From Bronze Age Finance To The Jubilee Year, by Michael Hudson I wanted to like this book more than I did.  In this book’s favor, it can be said that the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Triumph Of Faith

The Triumph Of Faith:  Why The World Is More Religious Than Ever, by Rodney Stark There are a great many books that are written that lament the seeming hold of ethical monotheism in general and Christianity in particular on the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Papal Economics

Papal Economics:  The Catholic Church On Democratic Capitalism, by Maciej Zieba Determining the papal views of anything political or economical is frequently a task that brings out the views of the writer more than the views of the pope.  When … Continue reading

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Album Review: Messiah Complete

Messiah Complete (Vocal Music), by Handel It almost seems superfluous to review the content of such an album of this.  This album is a two-cd version of Handel’s Messiah that bills itself as complete and that provides a very enjoyable … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Secret Temple

The Secret Temple:  Masons, Mysteries, And The Founding Of America, by Peter Levenda There is one aspect of this book that doesn’t make a lot of sense, unfortunately.  This is a work about the influence of various mystery traditions on … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: How Zadok Got An Eternal Priesthood

This past Sabbath one of the deacons in our congregation spoke on the royal priesthood, a deeply interesting topic, and he cited a verse in Ezekiel 44 that discussed the promise that Zadok had for an eternal priesthood in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Art & Fear

Art & Fear:  Observations On The Perils And Rewards Of Artmaking, by David Bayles & Ted Orland This is a strange book, not a bad book, but definitely one that deliberately sets out to be unusual and even a bit … Continue reading

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Book Review: It Speaks To Me

It Speaks To Me:  Art That Inspires Artists, by Jori Finkel There is a strong tendency among many people to want to downplay the influence of others, and this book features a wide variety of artists (most of whom are … Continue reading

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How To Say It Better: Part One

Today I think it would be good to start what will hopefully not be too frequent a column, and that is examining the communications that I receive and, without giving too much information away about who sent the message to … Continue reading

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