Category Archives: History

Something Missing

One of the more ominous verses of the Bible reveals the decision that was placed before mankind in the garden of Eden that is symbolic of the choice that human beings have had to make over and over again in … Continue reading

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The Macedonian Call

[Note: The below is the prepared text of a sermonette given to the Portland UCG congregation on October 24, 2020.] We have just returned from a Feast of Tabernacles that is different from any one in recent memory. Most of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Open Book

Open Book, by Jessica Simpson As an artist, Jessica Simpson has always been one of those b-level singers who had modest success but whose main contribution to the cultural zeitgeist has been her cluelessness about tuna as being the chicken … Continue reading

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Book Review: Somebody To Love?

Somebody To Love?: A Rock And Roll Memoir, by Grace Slick with Andrea Cagan I left this book feeling I knew more about Grace Slick than I knew beforehand, but liking her a good deal less, if that was possible. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?

Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?, by Steven Tyler This book is not a bad memoir as far as memoirs of rock stars go. If you have read this sort of material before [1], you know how this … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Traveller’s History Of Ireland

A Traveller’s History Of Ireland, by Peter Neville It has always puzzled me about the blind spots that exist in books about Ireland. I am a great fan of C.S. Lewis, and have appreciated his literature since I was young, … Continue reading

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Book Review: O’Brien Pocket History Of Ireland

O’Brien Pocket History Of Ireland, by Breandan O hEithir When you are writing a small book about Irish history or any other subject, it makes sense to ponder the extent to which one’s coverage is going to be biased by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Malachy McCourt’s History Of Ireland

Malachy McCourt’s History Of Ireland, by Malachy McCourt Ultimately, this book is hindered by the fact that it is not really a historical work so much as it is someone’s thoughts and stories told in a generally but not necessarily … Continue reading

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On The Divine Providence Of Plague

In 2020, it seems appropriate that we should reflect upon the divine providence of plague as it relates to the fate of people and nations. As might be imagined, these are matters that cut multiple ways, and sometimes plague is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Of Plymouth Plantation

Of Plymouth Plantation: Bradford’s History Of The Plymouth Settlement 1608-1650, by William Bradford This book is a vitally important book to read when it comes to understanding the self-perception of American settlers of New England during the key period when … Continue reading

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