Category Archives: History

The Dividing Line Between Fact And Fiction

For those of us who are believers in an objective reality, however problematic our understanding and interpretation of it may be, it may seem to be an obvious thing to divide fact and fiction. For many people, literature and art … Continue reading

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Album Review: Rockin’ With The Rhythm

Rockin’ With The Rhythm, by the Judds As the second full album I have listened to by the Judds, I have to say that the 1980s are a strange era of country music. Despite growing up in the country, this … Continue reading

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Basics Of Biblical Justice

[Note: This is the prepared text for a Bible Study given to the Portland, Oregon congregation of the United Church of God on January 25, 2023.] There are few subjects that our contemporary age is as interested in talking about … Continue reading

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A Documentary Hypothesis

Within the last few months, we have been treated to what seemed at first to be a politically motivated attack on a former president over the status of classified documents that he had the authority–whether or not he had used … Continue reading

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Album Review: Master Of Puppets

Master Of Puppets, by Metallica By the time they were beginning work on their third album, Metallica had moved from the minor leagues to a larger label, and their earlier albums had slowly grown into popular albums that demonstrated that … Continue reading

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Album Review: Look Into The Future

Look Into The Future, by Journey Only one year after their debut, Journey recorded eight songs for their follow-up album. It is unclear if the band itself was aiming for pop success, but at least in terms of the runtime … Continue reading

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Album Review: Journey (1975)

Journey, by Journey In the period from the late 1970’s to the mid-1980’s, Journey was among the most successful bands on the planet, with a pleasing arena rock sound that led to massive album sales and numerous hit singles that … Continue reading

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William Pennington’s Revenge

On February 1, 1860, after nearly 40 unsuccessful ballots for Speaker of the House, a forgotten and milquetoast moderate Republican, William Pennington of New Jersey, was chosen for the position in the face of a bitterly divided House of Representatives … Continue reading

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An Indefinite Suspension

This evening there was supposed to be a Monday Night Football game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati, but in the first quarter of the game, a frightening real life situation intruded upon the game when … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Anglo-Israel Thesis

The Anglo-Israel Thesis: Compelling Evidence That Caucasian Europeans Descended From The Ancient Israelites, by Reed Benson A great many readers will understand what this book is about from their own research and will find it a bit puzzling how the … Continue reading

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