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Book Review: Soul 7: Poetry 4 The Soul: The Black Diaries

Soul 7:  Poetry 4 The Soul:  The Black Diaries, by Alisha Rylander [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BooksGoSocial.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This small collection of seven poems did not feel like a … Continue reading

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Book Review: 23 Minutes In Hell

23 Minutes In Hell: One Man’s Story About What He Saw, Heard, And Felt In That Place Of Torment, by Bill Wiese [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Charisma House.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] … Continue reading

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Young Josiah

Earlier this week I got a brief message from our choir director that told us we had no choir practice and encouraged us to enjoy our week off.  As is my fashion, I felt it necessarily to reply somewhat cheekishly … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: Does Isaiah 66:24 Speak Of Immortal Worms?

One is put in the way of biblical mysteries in a variety of different ways [1].  Sometimes people ask you questions and you go about answering them.  Recently, my congregation had a sermonette class where I delivered a message on … Continue reading

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Turnabout Is Fair Play, Or The Lament Of The Social Justice Warrior

When I was in college, I had a flirtatious friend/girlfriend with whom I had a very teasing relationship.  During one of her more reflective and astute moments, she told me that both of us liked dishing it out but that … Continue reading

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Saul: Anatomy Of A Rejection

[Note:  These are my notes for a Sabbath school class I had been asked to give but which I had to pass on to someone else because I was asked to give the sermonette in Portland at the same time … Continue reading

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#RaiseTheAge

Having gone on Twitter this afternoon to catch up on my requests and direct messages, I saw topic trending that reminded of my own teen years.  Apparently, there are two states in the Union where teenagers are automatically tried as … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Death Of Christian Thought

The Death Of Christian Thought:  The Deception Of Humanism And How To Protect Yourself, by Michael D. Lemay [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Sometimes a book’s title … Continue reading

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Moabite Women

Yesterday for his sermon, our pastor gave a thoughtful examination of the relevance and importance of Balaam for believers, a matter that has gotten little discussion at least in my memory [1].  Balaam has what amounts to a cameo role … Continue reading

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The Play Was A Great Success, But The Audience Was A Disaster

Oscar Wilde, a man familiar with wit, drama, and disaster, is reputed to have once made the following quote:  “The play was a great success, but the audience was a disaster.”  Considering the near uniform success of his comedies like … Continue reading

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