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Book Review: Balloon Pop Outlaw Black

Balloon Pop Outlaw Black, by Patricia Lockwood I must admit I’m not a particular fan of the author’s writing from what I had previously read, but this book of poetry is at least passable.  It is quirky and at least … Continue reading

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Book Review: Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, by Patricia Lockwood This is by no means a good book of poetry [1].  I have read worse books of poetry, I should note, but this poetry makes at least this reader look for someone to blame.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Humble & Kind

Humble & Kind, by Tim McGraw There is one little thing that nags me about this otherwise enjoyable book, and that is the fact that Tim McGraw is listed as the author.  Now, my feelings on Tim McGraw as a … Continue reading

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A Lament For Clement

Oh Clement, you could not have been aware of the precedent you were setting when you wrote to a wayward congregation in Corinth on behalf of your congregation that they were erring in the eyes of God and man by … Continue reading

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What Other Sermons Were Books?

If I had the chance to go back in time, and engage in some rather scholarly examination of the texts that were found throughout the course of Christian history in various congregations throughout the Mediterranean world, I wonder what forgotten … Continue reading

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An Imaginary Failed Book Proposal Conversation About The Didache

I’m glad you were interested in talking with me about the book proposal my congregation’s leadership team had come up with.  I understand that you’re a busy publisher and I did not want to waste your time with a book … Continue reading

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An Imaginary Conversation Between Barnabas And A Publisher

Thank you for coming into my office today.  Your name is Barnabas, right?  I thought so.  Anyway, I think you know why I invited you here to talk about the latest book proposal that we have been working on.  Excuse … Continue reading

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Interview Questions For An Apologist

I hope you don’t mind me asking something that might seem to be a very basic question, but what is your name?  Is it Mathetes, as you are known as the author of your epistle to Diognetus, or do you … Continue reading

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Are We Different Stones In The Same Building?

Were you thinking of what Paul said when he told the brethren of Ephesus and neighboring congregations that we were being put together as stones on the foundation of the Apostles and prophets when you wrote your lengthy allegory comparing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Across The Land And the Water

Across The Land And The Water:  Selected Poems, 1964-2001, by W.G. Sebald Having previously seen that W.G. Sebald could handle longer poems with considerable skill, I read this book hoping that he could handle shorter poems as well and I … Continue reading

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