Category Archives: History

As Many As The Lord Our God Will Call: Part Four

As I wind down this particular series of posts (see here, here, and here), I wish to close with an exploration of a single question:  how is it that believers can benefit from being part of a legacy of believers?  … Continue reading

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What Is To Be Done And Who Is To Blame?

There are a great many aspects of life where there are two simultaneous responses or opinions or feelings we have towards a situation are held in tension.  One of the characteristic aspects of such situations is that we will attempt … Continue reading

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Book Review: Literary Rogues

Literary Rogues:  A Scandalous History Of Wayward Authors, by Andrew Shaffer Reading this book for me was a rather Nathanish experience, full of ambivalence and amusing irony and complexity.  The author is himself a successful writer of multiple volumes of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Great Philosophers Who Failed At Love

Great Philosophers Who Failed At Love, by Andrew Shaffer Perhaps the most embarrassing and Nathanish thing about this book is that it is one that I could see (in a worst-case scenario) being expanded to include my own disastrous love … Continue reading

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As Many As The Lord Our God Will Call: Part Three

I ended the previous part of our discussion (see here and here) with a discussion of the frequent need on the part of those who profit from the legacy of previous generations of believers for some sort of reassurance about … Continue reading

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I Need A Little Church

A few days ago, as I was looking through my You Tube video suggestions, I saw that sister act Aly & AJ had a new music video that I had never seen.  While I have been fond of their music … Continue reading

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As Many As The Lord Our God Will Call: Part Two

I closed the previous part of this discussion with a discussion of the tension in the Bible that exists between the need to honor those who came before us whose example of faith provided future generations with blessings that we do … Continue reading

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As Many As The Lord Our God Will Call: Part One

When I posted recently on the subject of people or places being viewed improperly as God-forsaken, a frequent reader of the blog had some questions that were far distinct from what I had intended and which ended up being very lengthy … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: War And World History: Part III

Great Courses:  War And World History:  Part III, taught by Professor Jonathan P. Roth I must admit that it was pleasing to come to my favorite area of military history and to see it done in a thoughtful manner even … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: War And World History: Part II

Great Courses:  War And World History:  Part II, taught by Professor Jonathan P. Roth Admittedly, and pleasingly, I found the author’s war and society much less irritating than I did at first.  When one is listening to lectures about ancient … Continue reading

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