Tag Archives: freedom

Someone’s Freedom Is Often Someone Else’s Tyranny

During the Feast of Tabernacles this past year in Suriname, I overheard but did not participate in an argument that dealt with the legal philosophy concerning abortion law in the United States.  According to the woman who was vociferously not … 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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Here We Are, Servants Today!

Yesterday our congregation’s retired pastor gave a sermon message that was deeply interesting, as it often is when he speaks [1].  As is at lest somewhat frequent in his messages, he gave our congregation homework to read Nehemiah 8 and … Continue reading

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Book Review: War Time

War Time:  An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences, by Mary L. Dudziak Initially, it would seem like an easy thing to define what war time is.  It is the opposite of peace time, duh.  However, the author manages to demonstrate … Continue reading

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If God Wills It

James 3:16 gives a pointed reminder about boasting that we would do well to remember in our day and age:  “Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Defiant Courage

Defiant Courage:  Norway’s Longest WWII Escape:  A True Story, by Astrid Karlsen Scott & Dr. Tore Haug When I started this story, I realized that I was already familiar with this story from my previous experience reading and watching the … Continue reading

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The Age Of Seccession: The Kurds

A couple days ago, a large majority of voters in Iraqi Kurdistan voted for their independence in a unilateral referendum that was not supported by Iraq nor by any other nation in the Middle East except for Israel.  Although Iraqi … Continue reading

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Shut Up, You Talk Too Much

Over the past few months there has been an increasing trend for athletes to protest what they view as police brutality in various cities to protest during the singing of the National Anthem as some sort of political statement.  I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cause Of All Nations

The Cause Of All Nations:  An International History Of The American Civil War, by Don H. Doyle Every once in a while a fond reader of diplomatic history such as myself will find a good book that takes a familiar … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: A Slave In The White House

A Slave In The White House:  Paul Jennings And The Madisons, by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor There has been a growing number of books in recent years that have demonstrated the role of slavery in the early American Republic, much of … Continue reading

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