Tag Archives: honor

Nor Curse A Ruler Of Your People

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the United Church of God congregation in Portland on June 10, 2017.  It had been previously given at the UCG congregation in Hood River on June 3, 2017.] I … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Biblical History, Christianity, Church of God, History, Musings, Sermonettes | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The Promise Being Made, Must Be Kept

As is the case with everything else about Abraham Lincoln, the extent to which we may consider Abraham Lincoln to have been strongly influenced by the racism of his generation or by our own self-professed egalitarianism is hotly debated [1]. … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Christianity, History, Love & Marriage, Musings | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Devotions For A Sacred Marriage

Devotions For A Sacred Marriage:  A Year Of Weekly Devotions For Couples, by Gary L. Thomas [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Zondervan.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It is frequently my lot to read … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Book Reviews, Christianity, Love & Marriage | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Human Beings

Seal’s third album, and the first single from that album, were both titled Human Beings.  The album ended up going gold, but it was definitely a step down in sales after the multi-platinum sales of the his first two eponymous … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Church of God, History, Music History, Musings, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding, by Federico García Lorca in a version by Ted Hughes It is easy to see, when one knows a little about the lives of both García Lorca and Ted Hughes, why the materials in this play were of … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, History, Love & Marriage | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Book Review: Control Girl

Control Girl:  Lessons On Surrendering Your Burden Of Control From Seven Women In The Bible, by Shannon Popkin [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book, although … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Biblical History, Book Reviews, Christianity, History, Love & Marriage | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

I’m Not Alone Because I Brought The Wind

Earlier today I was listening to a lengthy lecture by a polyglot (a speaker of many languages), who was talking about his efforts to learn obscure natives in Central America.  One of the languages he knew was represented by a … Continue reading

Posted in Musings | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

At Every Occasion I’ll Be Ready For The Funeral

Because I have a somewhat morbid sense of humor and a frequent tendency to muse on the darker side of life and death [1], it ought to come as no surprise that recently while spending some time chatting with people … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Musings | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: All The Women Of The Bible

All The Women Of The Bible, by Herbert Lockyer As the obvious and inevitable companion volume to the author’s previous work All The Men Of The Bible [1], it is easy to wonder how this book compares.  Fortunately, although the … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Biblical History, Book Reviews, Christianity, History | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

They Can’t All Be That Good, Can They?

Yesterday the inductees for next year’s class of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame were announced, and to the great pleasure of a substantial body of readers of my blog (and the disappointment of others), the Electric Light Orchestra … Continue reading

Posted in History, Military History, Music History, Musings, Sports | Tagged , , | Leave a comment