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Philosophers In The Dock

In some ways, to philosophize is human. Despite the fact that not many people explicitly study the subject of philosophy, it is nonetheless true that people, whether they realize it or not, have philosophical views and positions simply by virtue … Continue reading

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Book Review: Change Your Questions, Change Your Life

Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 10 Powerful Tools For Life And Work, by Marilee Adams This book is one of many in business that revolves around presenting a fake but “realistic” scenario in order to present the main character … Continue reading

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How Zadok Got His Priesthood

[Note: This is the prepared text for a sermon given at The Dalles congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, December 12, 2020.] Several months ago now, Mr. Ken Loucks gave us a sermon about the priesthood of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Queens Of The Conquest

Queens Of The Conquest: England’s Medieval Queens: Book One, by Alison Weir This is the sort of book that is somewhat inevitable in our times, as writers seek to plumb the depths of of source material that they can find … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blood Royal: The Wars Of The Roses: 1462-1485

Blood Royal: The Wars Of The Roses: 1462-1485, by Hugh Bicheno This is an interesting book about the War of Roses, and offers a distinctive approach that many readers will appreciate. Rather than being a military history and focusing on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Erin’s Blood Royal

Erin’s Blood Royal: The Gaelic Noble Dynasties Of Ireland, by Peter Berresford Ellis This is a fascinating book for several reasons. Among the reasons is that the place of the Irish nobility within Irish society has been a contentious one, … Continue reading

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Turning The Box Inside Out

There are some parts of the world that appear to continually be problems for nations seeking to expand their control into peripheral regions. For example, the Scottish lowlands and Ulster have long been difficult regions to pacify and control in … Continue reading

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On Earth As It Is In Heaven

One of the aspects of divine reproduction in mankind that is of importance is the way that God has sought to create things on earth the way that they are in heaven. This particular area of the Bible has a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art Of Being Governed

The Art Of Being Governed: Everyday Politics In Late Imperial China, by Michael Szonyi This author explores something that I would like to read a lot more of and that is a seldom-discussed area (at least in my purview) regarding … Continue reading

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The Prince Of Ezekiel 45 and 46

[Note: This is the prepared text of a sermon given to the Dalles congregation of the United Church of God on the Feast of Trumpets, Sabbath, September 19, 2020.  Slightly edited, the message was given at the Feast of Tabernacles … Continue reading

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