Suggestion Box

This particular blog deals with a sometimes impossibly broad scope of matters ranging from reflections on the novels of Jane Austen to the corruption of American sports, from the wonders of civil engineering to the politics of Somaliland, from biblical exegesis to the passionate discussion of rock & roll music and contemporary culture, and many other subjects besides that. If you are a reader of this blog and wish to see a particular subject discussed or discussed more often, please place your suggestions here. I will read them and consider them, and may even write about them. Or, alternatively, if I have already written about that particular subject, I will reply with a link to where that post may be found. Alternatively, if you wish to make a comment on a subject or matter you would wish to see me discuss less, please post that as well. I will consider it seriously, even if I may not take you up on your advice.

Please, send in your suggestions :D.

42 Responses to Suggestion Box

  1. Diana Land says:

    I was just reading in 1Kings 2:19 where Soloman accords his mother great honor by placing her on a throne at his right hand. Commentaries point out that this was a tradition in monarchies evidently going back this far. Could this be a foundational idea in the Catholic Churches teaching on Mary as the “Queen of Heaven” and as an intercessor, as was Bathsheba to Solomon for Adonijah. As a Protestant I have always wondered about Mary’s elevation by the Church.
    Thank You – A first time reader.

  2. Benjamin Horwaltz says:

    Yooouuuuuu suck. You really really suck. Suck suck suck, suck suck suck. Your face looks as if it was sculpted in order to represent a permanent rictus grin of suck. Also, where can I get a copy of your book? 🙂

  3. Laura Deonier says:

    Can you explain why we have heard of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah but have never heard of the cities of Admah and Zeboim.

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  5. Janice Horsfield says:

    Was unable to send email, address bounded back, may I send one please, how ??

  6. Dear Nathan,
    I recently wrote the book Breaking Free: How to Be Completely Free from Any Addiction, and I am looking for some reviewers for Amazon and/or people’s websites. I found you are a Christian blogger and review books. I think my book may have interest to you and your readers.

    My book will be free to download this coming Tuesday and Wednesday (9/9-9/10): http://amzn.to/1qafe5c. You can see a brief write-up on my site: http://prayer-coach.com/breaking-free. I would appreciate a review from you.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.
    Blessings,
    Kevin Shorter

  7. Laura Deonier says:

    1. I am aware that this may be considered a trivial matter but also a very serious matter. Why do you suppose we sing songs to praise God that have had a dirty or potentially dirty past?
    How do you think God feels about this and how should we feel about this? And do you think this is a worthwhile questions to ponder and why?

    • That is definitely a subject worth considering; I have blogged about a few songs in relationship to that concept, but I think it would be worthwhile to examine some of the principles that we should use in handling such matters.

  8. Laura Deonier says:

    Why did the women think that Ruth was better than seven sons to Naomi? And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be the Lord, which hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel. And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter in law, which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath born him. (Ruth 4:14’15)

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  10. Laura Deonier says:

    If we having been made a little lower than the angels and the angels are higher than us then why do the angels desire to look into the Gospel of Christ, why are they not able to do this when they are far superior to us and we are less superior than they. What is that gospel that they desire to look into and can’t? After all surely they can read far better than we can.

    1Pe 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

    Psa 8:5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

    Heb 2:6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?

    Heb 2:7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:

    Heb 2:8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.

    Heb 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

    Heb 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

  11. Dawn Scott says:

    There is a fairly commonly repeated platitude that is supposed to have come from the Bible: “God will not give you more than you are able to handle.” I’ve been guilty of repeating it myself on many occasions. But the actual scripture it comes from reads, “No temptation[a] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[b] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,[c] he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” I Cor 10:13 But what I read here says that He will not give a “temptation” beyond what one can bear, not that a trial will be too much to handle mentally. And actually many times in the Bible we read that people endured trials so fierce that they wished for death. They were broken, mentally, in order to become more perfect, spiritually. I was wondering if you could you discuss this scripture and its meaning in relation to enduring and how God shapes and works with us?

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  13. Laura Deonier says:

    “Do you have any idea why a merciful, loving God would allow a godly minister to suffer from something horrible like Parkinson’s diease?”

  14. Laura Deonier says:

    In this life we are continually wanting to find a quick fix, a shortcut or a nice and easy way, why are they not a good idea in most all areas of life?

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  16. Greetings.

    I write to suggest a book that you might wish to review. It is my own novel, newly published, titled “Church of Golf.”

    There was this guy named Donald who became a hero to his university by leading its football team to the school’s first national championship. He had a squared-off chin and amber waves of hair. He embraced the profane and ignored the sacred. For a time, he enjoyed regional splash as a minor celebrity. But by the time he reaches middle age, he’s lost all momentum. He’s drunk, heavily in debt, lumpy around the middle and sucking for air. He’s the last one to realize that he’s a lost soul. The way back? Religious devotion to the study of golf.

    In addition to being a story of redemption, the book has an important theme that is barely veiled: inner peace, humility and kindness are qualities that can come to a man without any church or religion. They are qualities that can be found anywhere — even on a golf course. The main character is secular and finds inner peace and humility without religion – although surrounded by persons from various religions who hope to have an impact upon him.

    It’s a man’s book. The main character is a manly man who wants to be viewed as a manly man. However, the only way to obtain balance and happiness is for him to soften up a little and become concerned about the well-being of others.

    That’s my novel in a nutshell. It has received a significant number of positive reviews on Amazon, one from a ‘Top 100’ reviewer. Several book bloggers have commented very favorably upon it.

    Do you think your audience might be interested?

    I would be happy to send you a copy, if you like. Let me know if you prefer a hard copy or ebook.

    All the best,

    Spencer K. Stephens, Esq.
    mobile: 301.996.6534
    primary email: spencer@stephensassociates.net

    P.S. See link to my book’s listing on Amazon.com:
    http://www.amazon.com/Church-Golf-Novel-Second-Chances-ebook/dp/B00OY8WU98/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421796514&sr=8-1&keywords=church+of+golf

    • I would be willing to review it, and I’m sure I’d have at least some readers of my blog interested in the novel. I prefer to read hard copies of books, as they are easier to schedule. You can mail the book to me at:

      Nathan Albright
      10356 SW Trapper Ter
      Beaverton, OR 97008

  17. deonier@colton.com says:

    You know how we are supposed to love our enemies,( Matthew 5:4), How in 2 Kings 2:24 were the 42 lads able to have a curse put on them by a man of God? It is hard to believe that God would cause two bears to maul a group of youths for making fun of a man for being bald. Then In 2 Samuel 16:9-11 Yet a man was cursing David and David let him alone. Why do these incidents seem to differ in response in each case?

  18. deonier@colton.com says:

    Can or should God’s people curse their enemies?

  19. authorroy says:

    I’ve recently written a blog post that confronts what I view as our “culture of shame”, and after viewing your post “overcoming the culture of shame” I was hoping to know the viewpoint of someone who seems to have a somewhat different stance and comes from a very different walk of life (though we agree on the fact that the crime is not in the sexual nature of certain acts) and understanding of the “culture of shame”. Just as some background, my morals and ethics are derived from rationality and logic rather than faith.

    https://authroy.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/our-culture-of-shame/

    • I took a look at your blog, and though I have a different viewpoint from your own, I think the matter is worth discussing. I will try to do so soon, although I think I will do so from a particularly personal perspective.

  20. Dear Nathan, I would like to suggest you to dig a little into Catalonia’s political situation since I think from a historical point of view you’ll find it fascinating. I wrote my view about it if you have time https://onthisideofparadise.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/catalonia-for-world-heritage/

  21. If you want detail, here is a book written in 1714 – after the fall of the city of Barcelona and the end of the Spanish war of succession-. It compiles letters, officials manifests, military data from first hand sources. Quite unique, that would be a start https://archive.org/stream/deplorablehistor00londuoft#page/n3/mode/2up

  22. Fles says:

    Hi, the superb article Life’s What You Make (https://edgeinducedcohesion.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/lifes-what-you-make-it/) It has a typo in para6: “Again, the song is lived in as well as song” I think ought to be “sung”

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