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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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Book Review: The Barren Fig-Tree

The Barren Fig-Tree, or The Doom And Downfall Of The Fruitless Professor, by John Bunyan I must say that the more I read from the writings of John Bunyan [1], the more I appreciated his spirited defense of godliness and … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: Does Isaiah 64:6 Imply Total Depravity

Earlier today a friend of mine came to me with a great deal of vexation and frustration relating to the false religious worldview of Calvinism, in particular beliefs about total depravity.  While I have not shied away from heavy criticism … Continue reading

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Origen And The Weariness Of Many Books: Part Two

When we previously discussed the matter of Origen and his attempt to defend himself as a prolific and somewhat controversial writer of many books from the accusation that he was doing something worthy of blame, we discussed in brief that … Continue reading

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I Wanted Words But All I Heard Was Nothing

As anyone remotely familiar with my writing knows, I am by no means unfamiliar with that unhappy feeling one gets when one sends messages and communications into a black hole of silence with no reply at all [1].  As someone … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: How Does The Eternal Create Evil?

Recently, I received a question from a loyal reader about the meaning of Isaiah 45:7, which reads:  “I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things.’”  Of course, that is what I read … Continue reading

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Leaping The Hurdle Of Low Expectations

I have commented before [1] on the strange disconnect that often exists between my fervor in evaluating things and my strong aversion about being evaluated by others.  While I certainly have a bias and perspective, I consider myself to be … Continue reading

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A Long Chain Of Influence

From time to time I ponder the long and indirect way that influence spreads from one person to another.  This is especially worthwhile to trace in the world of thought, since people to read books are often influenced by those … Continue reading

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