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Grace To You And Peace From God The Father And Our Lord Jesus Christ

Having conducted a fairly detailed study of the openings of the Pauline epistles myself [1], I was pleased but not particularly surprised by the material in our retired pastor’s sermon yesterday about the message of the greetings and salutations of … Continue reading

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How To Lose Friends And Alienate People

Earlier this week, I participated briefly in a ferocious online dispute about the matter of which Festival of Dedication is being spoken of in John 10:22-30.  My thoughts on the matter itself are scheduled to post on March 1st, which … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Schemes Of The Slighted

The Schemes Of The Slighted (The Adventures Of Hayden And Nikki #2), by Adrianna Lockhart [Note:  This book was given to me free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Those readers who have read … Continue reading

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You Don’t See Me

When I lived in Thailand, occasionally I would go to one of the older malls in Chaing Mai to eat Western food and get a haircut and unsuccessfully look for a bookstore [1].  While there I would sit and write … Continue reading

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Book Review: Liked

Liked:  Whose Approval Are You Living For?, by Kari Kampakis [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I would like to state at the outset for all who … Continue reading

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Book Review: Life Together

Life Together:  The Classic Exploration Of Christian Community, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer This book is short and demanding, and in many ways it reminded of C.S. Lewis’ similar treatment in Mere Christianity, which is a compliment any book should consider itself … Continue reading

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Assuming I Can Get Through

Yesterday evening I received an invite to the going away party of one of my friends and occasional travel buddy [1] in my local congregation.  Given the state of weather here, I gamely replied that assuming I could get there, … Continue reading

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The Next Best Thing

If you are as fond of bad movies, or of people making fun of bad movies, as much as I am, there is a lot to enjoy about the film career of Madonna.  Not content with being among the most … Continue reading

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Because I Knew You, I Have Been Changed For Good

Some time ago, I read about the phenomenon that what we find changes who we become [1].  This is also true of who we find as well.  It is not hard for me to see where I have been drastically … Continue reading

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How Do We Trust The Heart Of An Author?

When, without any conscious idea or plan to copy the lives of literary protagonists, we find our own life forms a narrative not unlike that of literary fiction, it is naturally to speculate on the nature of the Author of … Continue reading

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