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Basics Of Biblical Justice

[Note: This is the prepared text for a Bible Study given to the Portland, Oregon congregation of the United Church of God on January 25, 2023.] There are few subjects that our contemporary age is as interested in talking about … Continue reading

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Getting What You Deserve

Recently I was watching some sports and a recurring commercial came on that featured an elderly gentleman urging senior citizens to take advantage of the Medicare enrollment period and to get what they deserve. The assumption was that older people … Continue reading

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No Immunity, No Indemnity

One of the most richly satisfying moments in film history, for me personally, is the moment in the Lethal Weapon franchise when the baddie proclaims “Diplomatic Immunity” immediately before being shot. The moment, which has been heavily anthologized and is … Continue reading

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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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