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Book Review: A Human Being Died That Night

A Human Being Died That Night: A South African Woman Confronts The Legacy Of Apartheid, by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela There is a fundamental problem at the heart of this book, and it is a problem that threatens the legitimacy of the … Continue reading

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Saying The Quiet Part Out Loud

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a message given to the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, July 18, 2020.] There is saying that you know you are in trouble when you have to say … Continue reading

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For The Purposes Of Criminal Law

This morning I found it interesting that a Supreme Court case was decided that stated that for the purposes of criminal law, eastern Oklahoma was counted as reservation territory because although the state of Oklahoma (and the United States) violated … Continue reading

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Book Review: Prison Poems

Prison Poems, by Daniel Berrigan The foreword to this book is where one begins to see the signs that this book is going to go off the rails, as the author’s brother states that the author is a Christian (something … Continue reading

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Book Review: Prison Verse

Prison Verse, by Royall Douglass This book is a short one, but it is a moving and eloquent example of the sort of literature that can come from inauspicious circumstances, as the author wrote these poems while he was a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shifting Shadows

Shifting Shadows:  How A New York Drug Lord Found Freedom In The Last Place he Expected, by Herman Mendoza [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and … Continue reading

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If They Knew What Was Good For Them

It has been the source of considerable humor and concern that a great many criminals have been set free because of the health concerns over the Coronavirus.  On the one hand, it is easy to see that those who might … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Railway Man

The Railway Man:  A POW’s Searing Account Of War, Brutality And Forgiveness, by Eric Lomax Although I did not consciously intend it to happen, this book makes for an interesting selection to read in light of the book I had … Continue reading

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Book Review: Last Man Out

Last Man Out:  Surviving The Burma-Thailand Death Railway:  A Memoir, by H. Robert Charles It is no exaggeration to say that the Japanese have not done a very good job at coming to terms with the horrors they inflicted on … Continue reading

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The Binding Of Satan In Revelation 20:1-3

What is it that Satan is trying to avoid?  We have looked at Satan’s behavior through the course of the Bible and what is consistent among them is the opposition and hostility to God and God’s people.  This occasionally mindless … Continue reading

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