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Book Review: Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage

Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage:  A Christian Theology Of Roots And Renewal, by Marvin R. Wilson This is the sort of book that could have gone very well or very badly, and so I read it with some concern and even … Continue reading

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Book Review: Year Of Meteors

Year Of Meteors:  Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, And The Election That Brought On The Civil War, by Douglas R. Egerton It ought to surprise no one that I am fond of reading books about the complex relationship between Lincoln and … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Richard Marx

Sometimes I hesitate a bit in writing about an act that I particularly like.  For a writer like myself who is at least a bit of a curmudgeon when it comes to dealing with the inevitable debates that come over … Continue reading

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Book Review: Transformed

Transformed:  Challenging Myths About The Power-Filled Life, by Christy Wimber [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Reading about the power of the Holy Spirit from people who … Continue reading

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But The Jerusalem Above Is Free, Which Is The Mother Of Us All

[Note:  The following is the text of a prepared Bible Study for a get-together over Mother’s Day weekend at the Oregon Coast with some close friends of mine.] In Galatians 4:21-31, we are presented with a complicated and difficult Pauline … Continue reading

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Book Review: Get Out Of God’s Way

Get Out Of God’s Way, by Marcos A. Miranda [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This is a book full of tensions and contradictions.  The title is combative … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Barbarous Years

The Barbarous Years:  The Peopling Of British North America:  The Conflict Of Civilizations, 1600-1675, by Bernard Bailyn This is not a book to be devoured in my usual fashion.  It is a book that requires a fair bit of time … Continue reading

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Book Review: To Begin The World Anew

To Begin The World Anew:  The Genius And Ambiguities Of The American Founders, by Bernard Bailyn While I cannot say that I would entirely agree with the author’s politics, especially as he shows a sense of rhetoric about the complexities … Continue reading

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A Stab In The Guts: A Logistics Story

They said it was a stab in the back, but it was more like a stab in the guts.  In early 1918, the German Imperial Army, fresh off its victory on the Eastern front and its able support of its … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thoughts On Machiavelli

Thoughts On Machiavelli, by Leo Strauss It is not to be wondered that Leo Strauss has, as a political philosopher, been subject to a great deal of popular disdain. He fully earned his bad reputation as a corrupter of philosophy, … Continue reading

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