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Book Review: James Bond And Philosophy

James Bond And Philosophy:  Questions Are Forever, edited by James B. South and Jacob M. Held As someone who has read a few books in this series of pop culture and philosophy crossovers [1], I went into it with the … Continue reading

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Two Conversations Concerning The Relationship Between Obedience And Divine Favor

In a lonely and remote Alpine valley two learned peasant bible scholars talk while ploughing the soil with a couple of oxen shared by themselves and their much persecuted fellow brethren.  One of them says to the other, “Brother, have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Native Ferns, Moss, & Grasses

Native Ferns, Moss, & Grasses:  From Emerald Carpet To Amber Wave:  Serene And Sensuous Plants For The Garden, by William Cullina Unfortunately, this book was not quite as serene as I would have wished it to be.  While I have … Continue reading

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Book Review: John Muir In His Own Words

John Muir In His Own Words:  A Book Of Quotations, by John Muir, Compiled and Edited by Peter Browning Those who are familiar with the environmental movement in the Western United States will likely know John Muir for his work … Continue reading

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Book Review: Down In My Heart

Down In My Heart:  Peace Witness In War Time, by William Stafford This is an interesting book for a variety of reasons.  If my father had been a literary man, I wonder what he would have said about his own … Continue reading

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Book Review: Going Up The River

Going Up The River:  Travels In A Prison Nation, by Joseph T. Hallinan Having read a couple of books by the author before [1], I found it a bit surprising that he had written so much about prisons and that … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Pietism And Leaving Egypt

Having just finished the Days of Unleavened Bread, I was struck by how many of our messages related to the idea of leaving Egypt and its implications in our lives [1].  Of particular personal interest as a student in the … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Jerry Bowyer’s Essay On The Panic of 33AD

Recently I came across an article by a fellow I do not know named Jerry Bowyer and I thought the article was interesting enough to comment at some length about.  I would like to state at the outset that I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lucky Boy

Lucky Boy:  A Novel, by Shanthi Sekaran This is possibly the worst novel I have read in some time.  There are bad books that are bad because they are incoherent and lack attention to structure, and there are bad books … Continue reading

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Book Review: Appalachian Elegy

Appalachian Elegy, by Bell Hooks Being familiar with at least some of the poet’s other work [1] is both an advantage and disadvantage in a book like this.  The advantage is that one knows something about the author’s political worldview, … Continue reading

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