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Quos Deus Vult Perdere, Prius Dementat

One of the great tragedies of historical reputation is the way that people think of King Louis XVI and Queen Antoinette the way their libelous critics thought of them, as monarchs who had no concern for the fate of their … Continue reading

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Book Review: Discerning Your Call To Ministry

Discerning Your Call To Ministry:  How To Know For Sure And What To Do About It, by Jason Allen [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bad Popes

The Bad Popes, by E.R. Chamberlin What makes a pope bad?  Any institution that goes on for any length of time is going to end up at times with some questionable leadership at the top, but what makes some popes … Continue reading

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The Curious Connection Between Protestant Theology And Constitutional Law

From time to time I find and draw odd parallels between two phenomena that are considered to be widely disparate [1].  In listening to an audiobook from the Great Courses series about Martin Luther, I was struck by the professor’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Secret Power

Secret Power:  The Secret Of Success In Christian Life And Work, by Dwight L. Moody [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Relatively frequently, at least once or twice … Continue reading

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Government Knows Best

At times, one can read or view multiple news stories about seemingly unrelated topics, given independently, and can draw a connection between them and see a common element to the difficulties looked at individually.  So it was for me earlier … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Negotiate With Kids

How To Negotiate With Kids Even When You Think You Shouldn’t:  7 Essential Skills To End Conflict And Bring More Joy Into Your Family, by Scott Brown While I was reading this book, for example, there were two interesting conversations … Continue reading

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Off The Reservation

I was tipped off to how rough a day it would be when I walked into the first floor where my desk had been last week–at least that part of last week that I was at work–and all I saw … Continue reading

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If I Could Walk On Water

In 1988 Eddie Money released the single “Walk On Water.”  It became his last top ten hit to date on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and aside from a blistering guitar solo from a onetime member of his band who … Continue reading

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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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