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Movie Review: Gosnell

There is a moment in this movie that stood out to me as being pivotal both in the internal story of the (successful) effort to convict Philadelphia abortionist/serial murderer Kermit Gosnell of murdering infants who had been born alive and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Selected Poems (Tennyson)

Selected Poems, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson This sort of book is one that is easy to appreciate.  If you are one of those rare contemporary readers of poetry–since most contemporary readers of poetry happen to be poets themselves–this is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lady Of Shalott

The Lady Of Shalott, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson with illustrations by Geneviève Côté From time to time I come across illustrated books that take a single poem from a writer and illustrate it [1].  Often these volumes are intended for … Continue reading

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To Hate God Is To Love Death: The Failure Of Eros And Thanatos In Homer’s Iliad

In Proverbs 8:35-36, during the song of wisdom, Solomon writes the following concerning wisdom:  “For whoever finds me finds life, and obtains favor from the Lord; but he who sins against me wrongs his own soul; all those who hate me love death.”  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Bonhoeffer:  Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, by Eric Metaxas Although I am by no means unfamiliar with the life and writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, noted martyr of Nazi Germany and complicated man [1], this book really does a great job in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cross (Kristin Lavransdatter III)

The Cross (Kristin Lavransdatter III), by Sigrid Undset It is fair to say that I did not see the ending of this novel coming.  And, without spoilers (see below) it is fair to say that many people were likely greatly … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sidewinder

The Sidewinder, by Simon Maltman [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who has read a few stories and novels from the author [1], there are a … Continue reading

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We Are Pieces In The Mysterious Game Of Chess Played By God

I have from time to time written about God as a chessmaster.  Some people may find it comforting to realize that God is a master of strategy and that, as we are not on His level, divine providence will work … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Days Of Socrates

The Last Days Of Socrates, by Plato This classic translation of some of Plato’s works is united around the theme of Plato’s writings about the trial and death of Socrates.  At a reasonable size (around 200 pages including the endnotes), … Continue reading

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A Thin Blue Line: Part Two

Having previously introduced the topic of the legitimacy of police and related professions within the Church of God community, I would like to take this time to discuss the nature of police action and how it appears within the Bible.  While … Continue reading

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