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On The Courage To Speak The Gospel

Yesterday was the annual start of the General Conference of Elders, and even if the Coronavirus crisis has caused a change in how this is to be undertaken, the messages themselves appeared to set a theme that desired to encourage … Continue reading

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According To You

Yesterday I found myself the unwitting witness of an attempt by someone to justify not behaving in a loving and Christian fashion towards someone he considered to be a horrible sinner.  This is not an uncommon occurrence, and perhaps you … Continue reading

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Contra El Corriente

One of the more puzzling aspects I have found in the past few weeks is the complicated interaction between my own personal life and how it is going and the fate of the world around me.  As is likely the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Death And Resurrection

Death And Resurrection, edited by the Vista It can be a deeply fascinating thing to look at at the way that different religious traditions view the subject of death and resurrection.  This particular small book is written from the point … Continue reading

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The Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings

The facts don’t care about your feelings, but we will not regard those who fail to care about our feelings.  It is easy to live life like a harsh edge lord, dispensing unpleasant truth to those who are too sensitive … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Puritan Way Of Death

The Puritan Way Of Death:  A Study In Religion, Culture, And Social Change, by David E. Stannard As someone who has written an essay on aspects of the Puritan way of death [1], and someone who tends to reflect often … Continue reading

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On Ledesma’s Law And The Paradoxical Insights Of Political Rhetoric

Late in his book Spain:  A Unique History, Stanley Payne notes the insights in 1935 of a Spanish thinker who had been a radical political intellectual and also a postal functionary concerning the period just before the outbreak of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Killers Of The King

Killers Of The King:  The Men Who Dared To Execute Charles I, by Charles Spencer Before finishing this book, I thought that Charles Spencer’s account of the regicides who had signed on to the execution of Charles I was particularly … Continue reading

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On Beams And Specks, Or, The Fundamental Flaw Of Visionary Politics

While I was eating lunch today one of my coworkers asked me what I thought about the impeachment trial that is going on right now.  I replied, after thinking a bit, that there had never been a genuine impeachment trial … Continue reading

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The Art Of Monsters

Over the past few years there has been an increasing tendency to look harshly at the art of monsters.  We have found our appreciation of Bill Cosby’s calls for decorum to younger comedians and his family friendly entertainment like the … Continue reading

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