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Mysteries Of The Bible: Three Days And Three Nights

Yesterday while I was at services in my usual congregation, I was asked by one of my fellow brethren to help him with a question a Quaker had asked him concerning the expression “three days and three nights” in Hebrew.  … Continue reading

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A Little Folly

I have never been particularly fond of the sort of joking and teasing that goes on relating to April Fool’s Day [1].  There are several reasons for this, but before I discuss the reasons I would like to discuss the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Joy To The World

Joy To The World:  How Christ’s Coming Changed Everything (And Still Does), by Scott Hahn I should have read this book in the early fall, when Christ was born at or around the Feast of Trumpets.  Alas, I read this … Continue reading

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The Curious Connection Between Daylight Savings Time And Military History

As someone who tends to find curious connections between a great deal of phenomena and military history [1] and someone who is remarkably critical about Daylight Savings Time [2], I think it would be worthwhile today to discuss the connection … Continue reading

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Seasons Change

Earlier today I had a conversation with someone I only know online who happens to be a prolific reader and a thoughtful reviewer of the books she reads.  I noticed that she had commented that since November was approaching that … Continue reading

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Lit Up Like The Fourth Of July

Admittedly, this was not my most memorable fourth of July ever.  Considering there are times I have spent the 4th of July in foreign countries seeking reminders of home [1] and had a day so memorable that I wrote a … Continue reading

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Juneteenth: A Case Study In Acceptable Holidays

One of the more obscure holidays on the American calendar is that of Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, the day the Emancipation Proclamation became known in Texas.  Given that I have a somewhat critical attitude towards the celebration of many … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: What Did Jesus Do During The Forty Days Between The Resurrection And The Ascension?

Recently I had the chance to talk with one of my close friends, who happens to be a deacon in our local congregation, and he mentioned that there was little attention in our church literature given to the period of … Continue reading

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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: The Kalmyk Overwinter Festival

From time to time I like to comment on bizarre but entertaining aspects of culture that can be found around the world [1].  Today I was chatting with an online penpal of mine from an obscure part of Russia, the … Continue reading

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The Festival Of Dedication Revisited

Recently I participated in a somewhat fierce online debate where someone from another Church of God group was attempting, somewhat unsuccessfully, to argue that Hanukkah was pagan and that Jesus had worshiped at the temple on a different day than … Continue reading

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