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Mysteries Of The Bible: Where And Who Are The Priests Of The Order Of Melchizedek Today?

Hebrews 7:1-3 gives some fascinating ideas about the priesthood of Melchizedek as follows:  “For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, to whom also Abraham … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:34-35: Let [Your] Women Keep Silent: Part Four

What does one do when one understands 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, especially in context, to mean something different than it has often been interpreted?  This is by no means a straightforward question, since a great deal depends on who one is … Continue reading

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Deus Vult

Not too long ago I decided that it would be a good idea for me to increase my knowledge of the Templars, a knightly organization which achieved a great deal of popularity during the Crusades and then was suddenly crushed … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:34-35: Let [Your] Women Keep Silent: Part Two

In our previous discussion on the subject [1], we noted that 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 has been a flashpoint of division concerning the interpretation of scripture.  This passage says that the law does not permit women to have a public religious … Continue reading

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The Subtle Coercion Of Events

This morning I had an instructive performance that was somewhat complex, and as part of my working out my complex feelings about it, I will write, as is my fashion.  So, I got up this morning and dressed up for … Continue reading

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On The Legitimacy Of The Oral Law

In his discussion of Hillel called Hillel:  If Not Now, When?, noted contemporary conservative Jewish rabbi and author Joseph Telushkin commented that given the Bible’s assumption of various matters being in existence outside of the written text, that the oral … Continue reading

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Book Review: To Change The Church

To Change The Church:  Pope Francis And The Future Of Catholicism, by Ross Douthat As someone who is at least a moderately serious observer of the Roman Catholic Church [1], I have somewhat mixed feelings about this book.  I think … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Little Bit Of Runes

A Little Bit Of Runes:  An Introduction To Norse Divination, by Cassandra Eason Admittedly, the practice of divination is one that I have endeavored to stay far away from [1].  The author, though, shows no such compunctions, and as neo-pagan … Continue reading

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How To Keep A Nation From Turning To God

As someone who spends a fair amount of time thinking and reading about societal revival, sometimes I like to engage in thought experiments [1].  In this particular case, I would like to engage in a bit of devil’s advocacy.  Assuming … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Treasured King

The Treasured King:  A Walk Through The Life Of David, by Jeff Middleton [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Adams PR Group.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] From time to time I review books for … Continue reading

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