Tag Archives: Church of God

Standing On The Shoulders Of Pygmies

A few days ago, an acquaintance of mine and fellow Church of God intellectual, Craig White, posted a timeline to go along with a paper he had previously written about the pioneers of the Church of God, which I happened … 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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Villain Tales

In my life I have often been accused by my enemies of writing villain tales where other people are completely devoid of human feelings and two-dimensional cardboard figures, all the while they shouted lies and slander about me. I find … 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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Not Just Telling Stories

One of the reasons I enjoy history so much is its narrativity. As loyal readers of my blog are no doubt well aware of, I am fond of telling the stories of my life and the droll and amusing experiences … 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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How Long Until The Wizanganot Becomes The Weasleyganot?

[Author’s Note: This essay is being published in honor of the release of the eighth and presumably final Harry Potter movie. The article deals with the subject of demography in the fictional world of Harry Potter, but in doing so … Continue reading

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Practicing Godly Politics

In a July 7th letter to the religious organization he leads, a fellow named Clyde Kilough wrote about the spiritual problem of practicing politics in an ungodly fashion. Whatver you may think about how his principles applies to his own … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations: Tools For Talking When The Stakes Are High, by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler This book is an excellent book, but its title is somewhat misleading. In order to properly understand what the book … Continue reading

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The Importance of Chiasms

There are many important aspects of the Bible that I cannot remember ever hearing from any ministers growing up. Perhaps, as I am a person of serious intellectual inclinations, and because I take the Bible very seroiusly as something that … Continue reading

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