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Some Observations On The Ministry Of Reconciliation: Part One

Yesterday after eating snacks and before going to the sermonette workshop, I had a brief conversation with a friend of mine that involved, as it often has recently, questions of conversion, which would make sense as she is working towards … Continue reading

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Why Does Love Always Feel Like A Battlefield?

From time to time I listen to my favorite song by one of the more obscure winners of American Idol over the course of its existence, “Battlefield” by Jordin Sparks. ¬†Over and over again in the song, she asks herself … Continue reading

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Book Review: Capitalism, Slavery, And Republican Values

Capitalism, Slavery, And Republican Values: American Political Economists, 1819-1848, by Allen Kaufman This book, at slightly over 160 pages if its lengthy introduction and forward by a couple of fellow Marxist travelers is included, is at least mercifully short. One … Continue reading

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Is The Future Just The Past That I Never Outrun?

While I was waiting in the parking lot of a relatively new Cabela’s store in the Portland area for parents to pick up the briefcase their son had left behind at services last Sabbath, I was struck by how surreal … Continue reading

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me A Match

Today, at about 11AM, I got a call from a friend of mine at church who happens to live pretty close to where I live now. I have had the chance to eat for the Night To Be Much Observed … Continue reading

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Part Of The Process

When I was a graduate student in engineering management at the University of South Florida, one of the courses I took for my degree was a course on Six Sigma. Although the term has become mired in jargon, the essential … Continue reading

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The High Road

In 2010, I was involved in a lengthy crisis where a massively difficult matter was the sort of road one should take in one’s behavior. One can do the right things for the wrong reasons, and one can be on … Continue reading

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All’s Well That Ends Well

A few days ago, I was sent the following update about a longstanding concern of this blog [1] with a request to write about the incident. First, I would like to explain what happened in the author’s words: “Hello brethren, … Continue reading

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A Case Of Mistaken Identity

Several years ago, I was talking to a young woman I was dating at the time, and she kept on hearing bad reports about me from one of her close friends, a young woman whom I had barely met a … Continue reading

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Bon Voyage

One of the facets of my life that I find pretty embarrassing is just how many years go by between the time where I see friends. While I don’t have long absences out of any sort of hostility, unreasonable amounts … Continue reading

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