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Cleaning Starts From The Top Down

One of the more irritating tasks that it has fallen upon me to oversee is the whole matter of the students’ cleaning responsibilities. As someone who is not a neat freak, or even remotely fussy about cleanliness as a normal … Continue reading

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On The Science Of The Mind

The area of the mind has long been an area that has gotten philosophers and scientists in a flummox. Our current popular scientific worldview insists on a materialistic world that excludes the existence or relevance of any nonmaterial factors. For … Continue reading

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Metanoia

[Note: This note was written in August of 2008, when I was in an extremely philosophical mood, but it reflects my own thoughts, and I was reminded of it when teaching the doctrine of repentance as it relates to the … Continue reading

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2 Chronicles 22 & 23: The Sons of Korah Overthrow The Wicked Queen Athaliah

If you want to think of a name for the worst mother in biblical history, you could do far worse than think of the exmaple of the wicked Athaliah. In fact, Athaliah is a good name to give someone who … Continue reading

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Dumbledore, Utilitarianism, And Original Sin

Two essays from the Leaky Cauldron site talk about the utilitarianism of Albus Dumbledore, and those readers looking to prove whether Albus Dumbledore was in fact a utilitarian who believed all throughout his life in subordinating his own personal love … Continue reading

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You Shall Not Eat: An Examination Of The Biblical Food Laws

Some of the least often understood and obeyed laws of the Bible relate to the Bible’s requirements on food. Not only does the Bible limit what kind of meats one can eat, but also other circumstances including how the food … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Seven General Epistles

Despite the claims of this book to provide a definitive translation of the seven general epistles (James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2, & 3 John, and Jude), and provide some theological ruminations on these subjects, this work is a … Continue reading

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The Substance And The Shadow

Colossians 2:16-17 is one of those examples of deep and often confusing Pauline thought that tends to be greatly abused, as are the rest of the scriptures, by those possessed of a gnostic bias. A comparison of two different translations … Continue reading

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The Bible On Birthdays

Today is my thirtieth birthday. I was born in the town of McKeesport, Pennsylvania at around 2:30 in the morning on July 16th, 1981. It is customary and polite for those of us in the West to wish our friends … Continue reading

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A Medio Vivir

At the age of 30, the then somewhat obscure singer Ricky Martin released an album called A Medio Vivir, which (ironically enough) featured a breakthrough hit called “Maria,” leading to five years of increasing popularity in the Latin music market … Continue reading

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