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On The Greatness Of Great Books

One of the characteristics of mediocre books is that they are a product of their time, and of great books is that they speak to all times. How does this happen? What is it that makes a book great rather … Continue reading

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For I Intend To Write The History Books: Part One

What is our response when we think about Winston’s Churchill’s famous statement that he expected the verdict of history to be favorable to him because he intended to write the history books. It may seem unusual to us that a … Continue reading

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On The Boundaries Of The Sabbath: Part Two

[Note: This is the prepared text for a message given to The Dalles congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, July 23, 2022.] When we last spoke about the boundaries of the Sabbath we focused on the discussion … Continue reading

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Let Them Cope And Seethe

What we have seen, starting already tonight, and what we will likely see more of in the future, is just how bloodthirsty the ghouls of the left are in the United States. For nearly 50 years now, our country has … Continue reading

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A Plague Of Biblical Proportions

I normally do not have much reason to think of hail. While I am not sure how common hail is as a condition overall, it is at least in my experience a fairly rare or fairly minor occurrence in my … Continue reading

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On The Boundaries Of Murder

[Note: The following text is the prepared text for a sermon given to the United Church of God congregation in the Dalles, Oregon, on Sabbath, September 4, 2021.] If you remember my previous message in this disorderly series on the … Continue reading

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Inside/Outside: Part One

One of the most common issues that I come across with regards to dealing with communication with other people is that the difference between inside and outside plays havoc with how we see others and how we deal with the … Continue reading

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Grading On The Curve

One of my more entertaining moments as a student was when, when I was studying for my first graduate degree and the program made me take an undergraduate statistics course because one was missing from my undergraduate transcript. Although I … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ, The Temple, And Passover

[Note: This is the prepared text for a Bible study given to the Portland UCG congregation on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.] It is hard to overestimate the importance of the temple for the ministry of Jesus Christ as well as … Continue reading

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But You Have Made It A Den Of Thieves

[Note: This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the Portland UCG congregation on February 20, 2021.] I would like to begin today with a thought experiment. Imagine, if you will, that you are part of a mob … Continue reading

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