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Philosophers In The Dock

In some ways, to philosophize is human. Despite the fact that not many people explicitly study the subject of philosophy, it is nonetheless true that people, whether they realize it or not, have philosophical views and positions simply by virtue … Continue reading

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Crime Without Criminals

Like many people, I find myself fascinated by books and documentaries relating to true crime. I remember one example of a true crime book I read that I found fascinating which showed the obsessive attempts of someone to solve the … Continue reading

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Something Missing

One of the more ominous verses of the Bible reveals the decision that was placed before mankind in the garden of Eden that is symbolic of the choice that human beings have had to make over and over again in … Continue reading

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On The Divine Providence Of Plague

In 2020, it seems appropriate that we should reflect upon the divine providence of plague as it relates to the fate of people and nations. As might be imagined, these are matters that cut multiple ways, and sometimes plague is … Continue reading

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Cum Enim Omnia Saeva

What is it that makes our contemporary situation so harsh and savage when it comes to politics? To be sure, I feel the savagery as much as anyone else does, and perhaps unlike most, I wish to understand it. What … Continue reading

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The Fire Next Time

It has always struck me as a bit daring and misconceived that those who would rely on the symbol of a rainbow to claim the promise that God will not destroy the world again by flood do not take heed … Continue reading

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Future Negative Nostalgia

One of the most fascinating asymmetries that exists in the lives of human beings is the asymmetry between looking forward and looking back. As imperfect as our memories are, whether speaking individually or collectively, they are nonetheless far better than … Continue reading

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They Will Look Upon Me Whom They Pierced: Part Two

[Note: This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the Portland, Oregon congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, August 29, 2020.] Just a bit more than six months ago, as we approached the Passover and … Continue reading

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Omnia Mors Aequat

Are all equal in death? On April 25, 2013, Al Arabiya English said the following: “Saying that death makes everyone equal is true, but not absolutely. It is true that there must be no aristocracy in death or pain, but … Continue reading

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A Thin Line Between Friends And Snakes

Recently I read a story about a church that promised a sort of tithe of reparations for some sort of imaginary wrongs as a way of appealing to the woke, perhaps as an attempt to evangelize to them.  Politics has … Continue reading

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