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Book Review: Christ In Conflict

Christ In Conflict:  Lessons From Jesus And His Controversies, by John Stott It is unfortunate that people see in Jesus Christ a reflection of themselves and that is certainly the case here [1].  As is often the case with books … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Great World Religions: Islam

Great Course:  Great World Religions:  Islam, by Professor John L. Esposito This course is taught by someone who is considered to be an expert on interaction between Islam and the West, although he is not a Muslim himself.  In listening … Continue reading

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#MeToo

My father used to love telling a story about the high point of his career as a thespian in school plays, when he played a character whose only line was “Me too.”  Although he did not consider himself a great … Continue reading

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Who Died And Made You King Of Anything?

One of my favorite songs for 2010 is one that I don’t talk about often because my feelings about the song are somewhat complicated.  The song, “King Of Anything,” was a hit by Sara Bareilles [1], and the song is … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Great World Religions: Judaism

Great Courses:  Great World Religions:  Judaism, by Professor Isaiah M. Gafni As a listener to this set of courses, I felt myself in a somewhat uncomfortable position.  Had I been less aware about the history and culture of Judaism [1], … Continue reading

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Video Review: Great Courses: A History Of England From The Tudors To The Stuarts: Part 3

Great Courses:  A History Of England From The Tudors To The Stuarts:  Part 3, by Professor Robert Bucholz In this, the third of four parts of a lengthy course on the history of England between 1485 and 1714, Professor Bucholz … Continue reading

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When I Consider Your Heavens, The Work Of Your Fingers

The Feast of Tabernacles for 2017 in St. Lucia has as its theme the following verses, Psalm 8:3-5:  “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man … Continue reading

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The Age Of Secession: Catalonia

Almost as soon as I had previously finished writing about the problems of the Kurds in the aftermath of their lopsided vote for independence [1], it happens that in Europe similar events were taking place thanks to the problems of … Continue reading

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We Can’t Make You Believe, But We Can Make You Behave

As I have frequently noted, among the chief problems of our age is bad behavior, in acts of protests and what-not [1].  Often one hears people justify their bad behavior by their beliefs about people and places.  This is a … Continue reading

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Rebel Heart

I happen to be a fan of the Irish pop band The Corrs [1], and have been since my early teen years when the band debuted.  Each of their albums has usually included at least one instrumental song, and the … Continue reading

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