Tag Archives: legitimacy

Where Did The Pharisees Go Wrong?

I have written at some length previously about the usurpation of the Pharisees [1], and yesterday there was a sermon by one of our deacons (the second part of a message that is scheduled–so far–for four parts, of which I … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Origins And Ideologies Of The American Revolution: Part Two

Great Courses:  Origins and Ideologies Of The American Revolution:  Part Two, taught by Peter Mancall I must admit that I found this particular part of the course to be rather compelling.  In particular, I am fascinated about situations where communication … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Origins And Ideologies Of The American Revolution: Part One

Great Courses:  Origins And Ideologies Of The American Revolution:  Part One, taught by Peter C. Mancall As someone who is no stranger to listening to Great Courses cds while driving, I am also no stranger to thinking about the origins … Continue reading

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Gangster Blues

Do you like starving?  I don’t.  As anyone who knows me is aware, I am fond of eating, perhaps even a bit too fond of it sometimes, and though my tastes are not particularly fancy, they are hearty when it … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: R. Stevie Moore

If you are like most people, you probably wonder who R. Stevie Moore is.  You probably wonder if he has any popular nicknames or if he was a part of a popular band, but neither of those is the case.  … 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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Things Remembered This September 11

Seventeen years ago I was a college student in Southern California, and by the time I woke up to get ready for class, my roommate was watching cable news as the horrors of that morning unfolded.  Being in Southern California, … Continue reading

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Tell Me Your Authority, And I Will Tell You Your God

It is common in this age, and in many ages of human history, for people to rebel against existing authorities.  It does not matter whether these authorities are political, cultural, religious, or scientific in nature, as there is a certain … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Father Of Us All

The Father Of Us All:  War And History – Ancient and Modern, by Victor Davis Hanson It is one of the most notable and strange aspects of my reading of the author’s works that I have liked him least when … Continue reading

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A Thin Blue Line: Part One

As I commented on before [1], a friend of mine and his wife recently visited Portland, and I had a discussion with them about various matters.  Much to my surprise, he mentioned that he had recently graduated from the very … Continue reading

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