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Where There Is Smoke, There Is Often A Giant Smoke Machine

It is to be greatly lamented that there is such a disparity between the suffering that results from the trauma of rape and the difficulty one has in survivors of such a crime getting justice. One of the more unpleasant … Continue reading

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The Household Codes

[Note: This is a prepared text to the Bible study given to the Portland, Oregon congregation of the United Church of God on October, 20, 2021.] Today I would like to talk to you about a subject that I have … Continue reading

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Witness

One of the stranger aspects of witness in the Bible is that the task tends to go two ways. It is by no means surprising to those of us who grew up in legal systems that have been influenced by … Continue reading

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On The Basis Of An Argument

Today while I was listening to an online lecture from Hillsdale College on mathematics and logic, the professor giving the lecture discussed a revealing passage from the Screwtape Letters where Screwtape is chiding his naive and inexperienced relative and novice … Continue reading

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On The Boundaries Of Murder

[Note: The following text is the prepared text for a sermon given to the United Church of God congregation in the Dalles, Oregon, on Sabbath, September 4, 2021.] If you remember my previous message in this disorderly series on the … Continue reading

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On The Boundaries Of Lying

[Note: This is the prepared text for a sermon given to the Dalles congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, August 7, 2021.] If your family is anything like mine, you have had the experience of people selling … Continue reading

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If It Coughs, It Lags

Since I have a bit of time while we wait in the Wichita airport for our plane to arrive, from wherever it happens to be at present, I thought it would be worthwhile to write a bit about something I … Continue reading

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On The Insufficiency Of The Law As A Basis For Morality

There is a great deal of confusion about the purpose of the law. This is true regardless of what laws one happens to look at. Recently, a vlogger I pay attention to made a comment about what looks to be … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean To Be A Friend Of God?

What does it mean to be a friend of God? To fully explore the implications of that question would take far more time than I have, but I would like to look at a fundamental aspect of this question. What … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sounds Like Teen Spirit

Sounds Like Teen Spirit: Stolen Melodies, Ripped-Off Riffs, And The Secret History Of Rock And Roll, by Timothy English One of the secrets of the history of rock & roll is now unoriginal much of it is. It is common … Continue reading

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