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Book Review: Becoming Free In The Cotton South

Becoming Free In The Cotton South, by Susan Eva O’Donovan In reading a book like this, one has to take its conclusions with a grain of salt.  Since books by self-avowed Marxist historians are of immensely dubious value on account … Continue reading

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Book Review: Abraham Lincoln In The Post-Heroic Era

Abraham Lincoln In The Post-Heroic Era:  History And Memory In Late Twentieth-Century America, by Barry Schwartz There is a lot to admire about this book.  It is likely that very few people will like this book, given the author’s stilted … Continue reading

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Rise Of The Machines

As of late, I have received occasional reminders about the impending demise of a large category of McJobs in our current labor market as articles have discussed the arrival of robots in commercial establishments.  In many ways, this sort of … Continue reading

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What To Give To The Crown Prince Who Has Everything

Very recently, a playboy son of the current Saudi king, Mohammad bin Salmon, was made crown prince instead of an older relative, Muhammad bin Nayef.  The reasons for this change are unclear to me, but as a student of affairs … Continue reading

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Standing On The Shoulders Of Pygmies

A few days ago, an acquaintance of mine and fellow Church of God intellectual, Craig White, posted a timeline to go along with a paper he had previously written about the pioneers of the Church of God, which I happened … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Royalist Revolution

The Royalist Revolution:  Monarchy And The American Revolution, by Eric Nelson This was not the book I expected it to be, but it was an excellent read and adopted the proper approach for its goal of presenting an unexpected analysis … Continue reading

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Nor Curse A Ruler Of Your People

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the United Church of God congregation in Portland on June 10, 2017.  It had been previously given at the UCG congregation in Hood River on June 3, 2017.] I … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets:  The Warrior Kings And Queens Who Made England, by Dan Jones, read by Clive Chafer It should come as little surprise that as a confirmed Anglophile that I would enjoy reading and writing a fair bit about the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Transformed

Transformed:  Challenging Myths About The Power-Filled Life, by Christy Wimber [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Reading about the power of the Holy Spirit from people who … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeepers:  How The White House Chiefs Of Staff Define Every Presidency, by Chris Whipple [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Blogs/Crown Publishing Group.  All thoughts and opinions.] Honestly, this is the sort of book … Continue reading

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