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What Does The Lord Require Of You On This Day Of Atonement?

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the Day of Atonement at the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on September 19, 2018.] As I stand before a group of hungry and thirsty people, … Continue reading

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A Thin Blue Line: Part Two

Having previously introduced the topic of the legitimacy of police and related professions within the Church of God community, I would like to take this time to discuss the nature of police action and how it appears within the Bible.  While … Continue reading

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Stumbling Block

It is quite remarkable that the seemingly obscure term stumbling block should appear in both the Hebrew scriptures and the New Testament and should appear so consistently.  After all, we in the contemporary world are not used to such things, … Continue reading

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Objective Reasonableness In Police Activity: A Constitutional Essay

This past weekend I was able to spend some time with a longtime friend of mine from Los Angeles who had recently graduated as a sheriff’s deputy for Los Angeles County, and shortly before this I found out that another … Continue reading

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Book Review: Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock, by Graham Greene I must admit I am a bit puzzled why this book is considered to be among Greene’s “great” novels instead of among his entertainments.  To be sure, this novel delves very deep into the practical … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Student’s Guide To The Study Of The Law

A Student’s Guide To The Study Of The Law, by Gerald V. Bradley Although I have only rarely studied law formally in college–mostly studying law as it related to engineers or the property laws relating to writing and other intellectual … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Doctrine Of The Laying On Of Hands: Part Two

In looking at the doctrine of the laying on of hands, let us first look to how it is practiced in the Bible.  What I would like to do in this part of our discussion is to cite and comment … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Man Within

The Man Within, by Graham Greene As someone who has read quite a few novels and other writings by the author [1], it was very intriguing to read his first novel.  In reading this novel in retrospect, we have both … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, by Jon Ronson, read by Jon Ronson I must say at the outset, in case anyone reads or listens to this book, that the author is not someone I think I would personally like.  He’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Home Bible Instructor

The Home Bible Instructor, by Andrew N. Dugger When I visited the home of a friend of mine in a neighboring congregation, I saw that he had this book, by a well-known author from a religious tradition not unlike my … Continue reading

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