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An Accidental Picnic

How does one have an accidental picnic?  It is worthwhile to discuss the perfect storm that happens.  Some months ago, I visited The Dalles and somewhat idly mentioned to one of the people there that I hoped we would have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walk On

Walk On:  From Pee Wee Dropout To The NFL Sidelines–My Unlikely Story Of Football, Purpose, And Following An Amazing God, by Ben Malcolmson with Patti McCord [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah WaterBrook Press.  All thoughts … Continue reading

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Book Review: Messiology

Messiology:  The Mystery Of How God Works Even When It Doesn’t Make Sense To Us, by George Verwer [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book is somewhat … Continue reading

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Two Conversations Concerning The Relationship Between Obedience And Divine Favor

In a lonely and remote Alpine valley two learned peasant bible scholars talk while ploughing the soil with a couple of oxen shared by themselves and their much persecuted fellow brethren.  One of them says to the other, “Brother, have … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Jerry Bowyer’s Essay On The Panic of 33AD

Recently I came across an article by a fellow I do not know named Jerry Bowyer and I thought the article was interesting enough to comment at some length about.  I would like to state at the outset that I … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Lucky Child

A Lucky Child:  A Memoir Of Surviving Auschwitz As A Young Boy, by Thomas Buergenthal This book is part of genre of literature that I must admit I am familiar with but seldom enjoy reading, and that is memoirs of … Continue reading

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When The Invisible Has Gone Missing

Earlier today I read several articles relating to the discovery of a galaxy that was found to be nearly entirely missing dark matter.  While it is easy to ponder how it is that something like dark matter that is already … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: How Does The Eternal Create Evil?

Recently, I received a question from a loyal reader about the meaning of Isaiah 45:7, which reads:  “I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things.’”  Of course, that is what I read … Continue reading

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Love Shines Bright Above The Timberline

Yesterday evening I ate what I normally eat for dinner where I normally eat for dinner on Monday nights [1], and as I tend to do, I paid a great deal of attention to the music.  Sitting for long periods … Continue reading

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A Long Chain Of Influence

From time to time I ponder the long and indirect way that influence spreads from one person to another.  This is especially worthwhile to trace in the world of thought, since people to read books are often influenced by those … Continue reading

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