Category Archives: E Pluribus Unim

If We Loved One Another

From time to time at church we sing a particular hymn that has never failed to move me. The hymn is probably familiar only to the relatively small church culture from which I come, but I have long pondered its … Continue reading

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Fertilizing The Tree Of Liberty

In one of his more hyperbolic statements about liberty and freedom, which he was wont to say from time to time, Thomas Jefferson remarked that occasionally it was necessary for the tree of liberty to be fertilized with the blood … Continue reading

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Book Review: How The States Got Their Shapes Too

How The States Got Their Shapes Too: The People Behind The Borderlines, by Mark Stein I randomly picked up this book from the library yesterday figuring it would be a good read, and I was right. That does not mean … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Conservatrian Manifesto

The Conservatarian Manifesto: Libertarians, Conservatives, And The Fight For The Right’s Future, by Charles C.W. Cooke [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Crown Forum in exchange for an honest review.] I read this book knowing … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Family

When someone that I know is baptized into the body of Christ, usually (but not always) as a young adult, it is customary for me to give them a warm embrace and tell them, “Welcome to the family.” Of course, … Continue reading

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Divided By Design

For a long while I have been intrigued and concerned by what is going on in Ukraine. For months I have read articles that have tried to explain, in layman’s terms, what is going on for those who do not … Continue reading

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Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus

One of the main tenets of the Roman Catholic Church (and numerous other churches) is “Outside of the Church there is no salvation.” Entering into discussion of matters of salvation is a challenging matter, and one that often leads to … Continue reading

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This Is Why We Don’t Have Any Nice Things In Kurdistan

As someone who comes from hill people, I have always had a fondness for other hill tribes around the world [1], yet this fondness is not undiminished by concern about their ability to ensure their own well-being. I support, to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Making Haste From Babylon

Making Haste From Babylon: The Mayflower Pilgrims And Their World: A New History, by Nick Bunker As someone whose complicated family history includes some of the separatists who arrived in Plymouth before the founding of Boston as well as a … Continue reading

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Make Us A King To Judge Us Like All The Nations

One of the notable and fateful incidents of ancient Israel occurred when in the 1000s BC (recounted in 1 Samuel 8) the people of Israel thought that a change in constitutional government would solve their difficulties with other nations and … Continue reading

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