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The Biblical Value Of Social Truth: Part Three

[Note: Parts one and two may be found in the links included.] We asked a question earlier as to what is obligated of people when it comes to other people, and we answered that question via logic and reasoning dealing … Continue reading

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The Biblical Value Of Social Truth: Part Two

We closed the first part of our examination of social truth with the question of what can be done to rectify the situation we have found ourselves in where we demand much of others when it comes to respecting our … Continue reading

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Alternatives To The Golden Rule

The golden rule is a seemingly straightforward and simple rule, and goes like this: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It’s simplicity is that it encourages and assumes the validity of a view of justice … Continue reading

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Panting After The Dust

Today I was reflecting on a book I happen to enjoy reaching where the theme of ravenous hunger is one that is often reflected on, a literary essay I may write another time, hopefully soon. In thinking about this, though, … 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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What’s Good For The Gander Is Good For the Goose

Earlier this week, staffers for the Stephen Colbert show were arrested for causing a disturbance and being illegally present in Congress by the Congress Police. At least according to the reports I have read on places like RedState, they were … Continue reading

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Absence Of Color

One of the fundamental issues in our contemporary world that is at the base of a great deal of our problems is the failure of reciprocity. Whether one prefers the formulation of the golden or silver rules is sometimes a … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time In The Dalles

Judge John Wolf is running for re-election as a circuit court judge in the 7th District of Oregon, which covers the five counties of Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Wheeler, and Gilliam. Of those five counties, Hood River and Wasco counties … Continue reading

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The First To Plead His Case Seems Right

Proverbs 18:17 gives us the following piece of advice: “The first one to plead his cause seems right,Until his neighbor comes and examines him.” We live in a world–and have always lived in a world–where people sought to justify themselves and get out ahead … Continue reading

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