Category Archives: American History

Representation In The Writings Of Paul: Part One

Yesterday, as I write this, I had a conversation with a deacon from a nearby congregation whom I happen to know fairly well who was talking about a paper he was working on concerning the contentious issue of women’s roles … Continue reading

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For I Intend To Write The History Books: Part Two

We explored some questions of justice in part one of this examination, but in the second part I would like to focus on something else that I think does not get very much thought when it comes to historiography and … Continue reading

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No Fundamental Change

One of the striking aspects of the relationship between the United States and all of its territories is the stark disconnect that exists between the desire of the United States Congress for no fundamental change to happen to the territories, … Continue reading

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He Kept Us Out Of War

One of the more strange electoral campaigns of American political history took place in 1916, as World War I waged in Europe and other parts of the world, and the United States vainly thought that it would be able to … Continue reading

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Flying Low Over A Moose Dance Party

Today continued the streak of messages that dealt with the reign of God over the universe in an excellent and thought provoking sermonette that discussed a point that had come up in a conversation with a longtime friend that commented … Continue reading

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Short Library Reviews: Part Five

Women Of The Blue & Gray: True Civil War Stories Of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, And Spies, by Marianne Monson It is perhaps a bit unfair to point to the fact that the author is not a historian but really a … Continue reading

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Par Avion

I was not alive to witness the shame of the evacuation of Americans and Vietnamese from Saigon in April 1975 when South Vietnam fell to an invasion from North Vietnam and was unable (and perhaps its corrupted elites were unwilling) … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough If anything is known about the Wright Brothers it is the fact that they were the first people to engage in powered flight, in Kitty Hawk, in the Hatteras region of North Carolina. And, … Continue reading

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The Politics Of Philemon And The Christian

[Note: This is the prepared text for a split sermon given to the Dalles congregation of the United Church of God on July 3, 2021.] Let’s talk about the politics of Philemon and how they relate to the Christian. One … Continue reading

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Book Review: New World, Inc

New World Inc.: The Making Of America By England’s Merchant Adventurers, by John Butman & Simon Targett While this book focuses on the New World and America in its title, it should be noted that this book is really more … Continue reading

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