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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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