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The Issue Of Identity And Pseudonymity In The Epistle Of Barnabas

Would the Epistle of Barnabas be known or cared about at all aside from those who like obscure ancient literature if its reputed author did not have the same name as one of the Bible’s most beloved apostles?  Although the … Continue reading

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Book Review: War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning

War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning, by Chris Hedges This book’s title, if it was not immediately obvious, is highly ironic since the author (as might be expected) looks to love to provide meaning and views war in … Continue reading

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Fauxcahontas Strikes Back

Like many Americans whose political views tend to the right of center, I have long enjoyed mercilessly mocking the claims of one Massachusetts senator to claim legitimacy with regards to our nation’s troubled identity politics by pointing to her Cherokee … Continue reading

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Everybody Feels Misunderstood

From time to time I reflect upon the fact that many of the novels I appreciate come from a very particular narrow slice of fiction that involves the “hidden prince” or “hidden princess” story [1].  A great deal of the … Continue reading

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Camera Obscura

Yesterday, as it happened, our congregational choir sang a song called “In His Hand,” by Marty Parks.  The opening lyrics, sung by the ladies, goes as follows:  “In my darkness He is light, in my weakness He is might.  In … Continue reading

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We’re All In This Together

Once upon a time, someone thought it necessary to improve my taste in movies by having me watch most of High School Musical before I had to fly back home to Central Florida, where I lived at the time.  The … Continue reading

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Where Are My Muffins, Or, Let’s Hear It For The Apology Tour

Yesterday, while I was chatting with a friend, she told me a funny story.  The family had gotten banana nut muffins to eat and there had not been enough muffins for everyone, and so my friend’s sister was upset.  This … Continue reading

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Don’t Shoot Me

One of the more memorable memes of the past election campaign was the “Black Lives Matter” campaign that was labeled “Don’t Shoot Me,” as if most of us had any interest in committing violence against anyone.  It has now been … Continue reading

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Bona Fides

One of the striking aspects I noticed of our services today in St. Lucia was that all of the speakers either stated about themselves or had it stated about them what nation they were from.  As it happened, we had … Continue reading

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How To Become A Heresiologist Without Really Trying

A heresiologist is someone who studies heresies.  As the term is unfamiliar to many readers, I figured we might as well begin with at least defining terms before exploring more arcane and unfamiliar tasks.  How does one become a student … Continue reading

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