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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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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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