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Objectification Is Idolatry

In recently reading a book by noted Inkling Owen Barfield, I was struck by how his clarity of thinking must have influenced his fellow Inklings into a greater respect for the thinking of the Middle Ages, although it must be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Predators

Predators:  Who They Are And How To Stop Them, by Gregory M. Cooper & Michael R. King with Thomas McHoes Reading a book like this, apart from its subject matter, is a fascinating experience for a variety of reasons.  For … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments:  How Our Most Ancient Moral Text Can Renew Modern Life, by David Hazony About the only thing I had an issue with in this book is the fact that my own view of the Talmud is far … Continue reading

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Hostis Humani Generis

Why are pirates enemies of humanity?  Before the foundation of views of international law, pirates and slavers were viewed as the common enemies of humanity and were thus subject to being dealt with by anyone who encountered them, even those … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rescue Of Belle & Sundance

The Rescue Of Belle & Sundance:  One Town’s Incredible Race To Save Two Abandoned Horses, by Birgit Stutz and Lawrence Scanlan This is a fascinating book more for its context than for its contents.  And to be fair, its contents … Continue reading

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Book Review: Free To Believe

Free To Believe:  The Battle Over Religious Liberty In America, by Luke Goodrich [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah/Waterbrook Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This is the sort of book that is easy … Continue reading

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Book Review: Censors At Work

Censors At Work:  How States Shaped Literature, by Robert Darnton There is a moment in this book where the author states that many of the functioned served by censors in unfree socities (like those discussed in the book) are served … Continue reading

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Love And Hate: A Tension

We have previously explored [1] the question of God hating and God praising those who hate what He hates.  And we can find plenty of people who have done a great job of pointing out the nature of God’s love … Continue reading

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A Defense Of Snitches

Last week, like many other people, I was thrilled to see rapper Takashi 6ix9ine spend three days in a courtroom in New York City singing like a canary and telling the court (and the world) about the various people who … Continue reading

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Book Review: I’ll Be Gone In The Dark

I’ll Be Gone In The Dark:  One Woman’s Obsessive Search For The Golden State Killer, by Michelle McNamara This book is an unsettling one, a book about a series of cold cases and the thus far unsuccessful efforts to solve … Continue reading

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