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Too Late To Apologize

During the summer of 2013, when I was staying for a period of some weeks at the home of close friends who I did not realize at the time were distant relatives, a young woman of the family kept on … Continue reading

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αυτονομία

The subject of autonomy is one about which my feelings and opinions are characteristically ambivalent.  Much depends on what one means by autonomy.  I general, I support the right of smaller regions and peoples to be free from despotic and … Continue reading

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On The Difference Between Hate And Criticism

Recently I watched a video from an online music critic who was lamenting the fact that a great many people simply do not criticize music, but simply act as if everything released by artists is the best thing ever.  He … Continue reading

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Book Review: Making Sense Of The Bible

Making Sense Of The Bible:  Rediscovering The Power Of Scripture Today, by Adam Hamilton After having read a variety of this sort of book [1], I have come to the conclusion that such a book is inevitably going to be … Continue reading

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On The Mixed Motives Of Creativity

In the 45th lecture (out of 48) in his series on listening to and understanding the music of the Western classical tradition, Professor Robert Greenberg attempts a defense of 20th century music (as well as late 19th century Romantic music) … Continue reading

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Book Review: Prison: Five Hundred Years Of Life Behind Bars

Prison:  Five Hundred Years Of Life Behind Bars, by Edward Marston For the most part, this book was a serviceable (if somewhat biased) book about the history of British prisons.  The book itself seemed to think that the reader would … Continue reading

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The War On Concupiscence

Our society, and many others around the world, are fighting a war on concupiscence, and they are losing.  Of course, it should not be a surprise that our society is fighting such a war and losing, as this is a … Continue reading

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Revelation Through Creation

At least for me, one of the most sobering and reflective passages of scriptures is Romans 1:18-21, where Paul begins discussing the theme of the fallen nature of all mankind as follows:  “ For the wrath of God is revealed from … Continue reading

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On The Blindness That Makes Us Hypocrites

For a variety of reasons, the subject of hypocrisy in its various guises is one I return to over and over again.  To be sure, even when I am not consciously thinking about it, it is something that I am … Continue reading

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Onan The Barbarian

Yesterday afternoon in the Speaker’s Workshop, someone said of my sermonette that it made a few of the ladies uncomfortable, dealing with the awkward and unpleasant examples of rape and incest, although I did not dwell on them.  As someone … Continue reading

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