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Above And Beyond

When I was an undergraduate student at the University of Southern California, still living in honor dorms there, my roommate at the time turned me on to an obscure Bee Gees album that was largely neglected in the United States … Continue reading

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Book Review: Richard II

Richard II, by William Shakespeare One of the more intriguing aspects of the relationship between drama and politics in Elizabethan England is the way that a performance of this play wound up endangering the lives and well-being of Shakespeare and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Richard III

Richard III, by William Shakespeare There are a variety of ways that one can view Richard III.  As a portrayal goes, Shakespeare’s protagonist is dishonest and ruthlessly ambitious, a step above the usual Marlovian overreachers and one that embodies the … Continue reading

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You Are My Friends If You Do Whatever I Command You: Part Two

In the last part of our discussion we looked at John 15:14 and examined that it showed a model of friendship that was very different from what we are used to in the contemporary world but that which is very common … Continue reading

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You Are My Friends If You Do Whatever I Command You: Part One

Jesus Christ was known for saying some very striking and paradoxical things, but on the last night of his physical life, just before heading off to the Garden of Gethsemane where he would be arrested and suffer through the various … Continue reading

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On The Asymmetry Between Government And Self-Government

Recently I have read five books in a Jane Austen continuation series that bother me on a fundamental level.  There is something deeply broken about the worldview of the author, in that she assumes that anyone who is a principled … Continue reading

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Contra Novo Arius

Some years ago, when I lived in Florida, I knew a gentleman who had a heretical view of the nature of God that he viewed as springing from a supposed Gospel of the stars which came from a particular interpretation … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Wars Of The Roses

The Wars Of The Roses:  The Fall Of The Plantagenets And The Rise Of The Tudors, by Dan Jones As someone who has a great degree of interest in the Plantagenet dynasty and its various problems as well as the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Licensed To Lie

Licensed To Lie:  Exposing Corruption In The Department Of Justice, by Sidney Powell The only surprise I had in reading this particular book was how the author had been that idealistic about the justice system in the United States.  There … Continue reading

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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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