Category Archives: Musings

Liveblogging The Trip To The 2018 Feast Of Tabernacles In Paramaribo, Suriname

Thursday, September 20, 2018 5:45PM PDT:  Since I finally got connected to the internet here at the Portland International Airport, I decided that I would do a bit of blogging about my trip, in case there was someone who was … Continue reading

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What Does The Lord Require Of You On This Day Of Atonement?

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the Day of Atonement at the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on September 19, 2018.] As I stand before a group of hungry and thirsty people, … Continue reading

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Behind The Veil

For those people who have been to weddings, one of the more fascinating aspects of the contemporary Western wedding, even if few people stop to think of its meaning with regards to their own conduct before marriage, is the matter … Continue reading

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On Defining One Hit Wonders

Those who read my blog are likely at least somewhat aware of my fondness for one-hit wonders [1].  What is it that makes a group a one-hit wonder, though?  As is often the case when it comes to defining group … Continue reading

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Where Did The Pharisees Go Wrong?

I have written at some length previously about the usurpation of the Pharisees [1], and yesterday there was a sermon by one of our deacons (the second part of a message that is scheduled–so far–for four parts, of which I … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: R. Stevie Moore

If you are like most people, you probably wonder who R. Stevie Moore is.  You probably wonder if he has any popular nicknames or if he was a part of a popular band, but neither of those is the case.  … Continue reading

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We Are Pieces In The Mysterious Game Of Chess Played By God

I have from time to time written about God as a chessmaster.  Some people may find it comforting to realize that God is a master of strategy and that, as we are not on His level, divine providence will work … Continue reading

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Like Horses In The City

This morning while I was getting ready for work, I had a somewhat random thought as I sometimes do.  Maybe I should listen to that Nina Gordon debut album, as it’s been a while since I heard it.  “Tonight And … Continue reading

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Someday We’ll Be Together

One of the more problematic aspects of Jesus’ ministry is the way that unity and disunity are juxtaposed so often in Christianity.  Let us take two passages and examine them together.  Matthew 10:34-39 tells us:  “Do not think that I … Continue reading

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A Thin Blue Line: Part Two

Having previously introduced the topic of the legitimacy of police and related professions within the Church of God community, I would like to take this time to discuss the nature of police action and how it appears within the Bible.  While … Continue reading

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