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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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Dalla Dalla, Or Different Just Like Everybody Else

In life there are at least two kinds of difference.  There are differences we choose for ourselves and those differences that are forced on us by others.  And, as might be imagined, we tend to feel very differently about those … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Trial Of God

The Trial Of God (As It was Held On February 25, 1649 In Shamgorod):  A Play In Three Acts, by Elie Wiesel One can tell in looking at this book that the author is aiming at a play that hits … Continue reading

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Letters From The Mailbox: Part Three

Today I received an interesting e-mail from a reader that asks something that many readers have likely pondered about before, so I thought I would share it: “Hi Nathan and [name redacted],” I have heard sermons in the past about … Continue reading

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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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