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Book Review: Licensed To Lie

Licensed To Lie:  Exposing Corruption In The Department Of Justice, by Sidney Powell The only surprise I had in reading this particular book was how the author had been that idealistic about the justice system in the United States.  There … Continue reading

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Book Review: Generous Justice

Generous Justice:  How God’s Grace Makes Us Just, by Timothy Keller In general, there is a lot to like about this book.  The author has set himself an ambitious goal and manages to achieve it.  In doing so, he manages … Continue reading

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Coercion All The Way Down

I have commented before concerning the issue of coercion as well as coercive logic in a variety of circumstances.  When I started writing this blog, I did not think that coercion would be such a big part of my beat … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am Sonia Sotomayor

I Am Sonia Sotomayor, by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos How do you make one of the more problematic justices of the Supreme Court into the subject of a gushing hagiography for children?  The author shows the way to … Continue reading

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Truth Is Not An Absolute Defense Against Lashon Hara

About fifteen years ago or so I was threatened with a libel lawsuit for copying an e-mail received and sending it to those who had been concerned about it.  And it is true that truth is an absolute defense against … Continue reading

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Our Picture Of God’s Judgment

[Note:  The following is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, January 5, 2019.] Imagine the following scene.  You are on the third floor of the Washington County … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Code Of Jewish Ethics: Volume I: You Shall Be Holy

A Code Of Jewish Ethics:  Volume I:  You Shall Be Holy, by Joseph Teluskhin While I wouldn’t consider my reading of this book an example of hate-reading, I read this book knowing that my thoughts on it would be somewhat … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ten Commandments Of Character

The Ten Commandments Of Character:  Essential Advice For Living An Honorable, Ethical, Honest Life, by Joseph Telushkin This author provides about 300 pages of advice column material that is devoted around ten ethical principles that are clearly meant to parallel … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Eye For An Eye

An Eye For An Eye:  A Rabbi Daniel Winter Mystery, by Joseph Teluskhin I am somewhat familiar with the author’s writing about Jewish legal interpretation [1] and the problem of anti-semitism, but until I read this novel I was unaware … Continue reading

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The Subtle Coercion Of Events

This morning I had an instructive performance that was somewhat complex, and as part of my working out my complex feelings about it, I will write, as is my fashion.  So, I got up this morning and dressed up for … Continue reading

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