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On Why The Serpent Devours Its Own Tail

Why do serpents devour their own tails?  I speak not of literal serpents here, of course, but rather of human beings.  Let us begin with some examples.  Yesterday night I read Ambrose Bierce’s much-feted book The Devil’s Dictionary (review forthcoming) … Continue reading

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Truth Is Not An Absolute Defense Against Lashon Hara

About fifteen years ago or so I was threatened with a libel lawsuit for copying an e-mail received and sending it to those who had been concerned about it.  And it is true that truth is an absolute defense against … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heaven: The Place We Long For

Heaven:  The Place We Long For, by Dwight L. Moody [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] To be sure, my own thoughts about the kingdom of heaven are … Continue reading

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With Visions Of Basil Wolverton’s Drawings Dancing In My Head

When I think of Noah’s flood [1], I think of Basil Wolverton’s drawings from The Bible Story.  Maybe not everyone has that sort of association, but for me, the childhood sight of those faces in deep distress as their world … Continue reading

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A Dialogue Concerning The Resurrections

[Note:  For the record, neither of these are stand-ins for the author, though both speak as the author does on occasion, in the elevated manner of a formal scholarly disputation.] Tertius – I saw you shaking your head at both … Continue reading

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The Last Enemy That Will Be Destroyed Is Death

In the seventh and final novel of the Harry Potter series, one of the pivotal moments of the plot occurs when Harry Potter and Hermoine Granger go to Godric’s Hollow and find the tomb of Harry’s parents, which has on … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: What Does Revelation 19:15 Mean?

Earlier this morning, as I was getting ready for work, I received a series of messages from one of my loyal (if busy) readers, who asked me very simply what Revelation 19:15 meant.  I’m not quite sure what prompted this … Continue reading

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We Are Pieces In The Mysterious Game Of Chess Played By God

I have from time to time written about God as a chessmaster.  Some people may find it comforting to realize that God is a master of strategy and that, as we are not on His level, divine providence will work … Continue reading

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Help Wanted: Ninjas

There are plenty of stories I would like to write about more often.  For example, earlier today I was reading about a small town in rural Japan that was short on ninjas.  Now, like many contemporary people, I am deeply … Continue reading

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Pygmies

Surely they will say that giants built these massive projects, these endless miles of paved roads, these elegant dams across every river and stream big enough to call by name, these aqueducts and tall buildings that soar into the sky … Continue reading

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