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This Should Be Paradise

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a split sermon given at the Feast of Tabernacles in Suriname, given on September 27, 2018.] The area that now includes Suriname was originally explored and settled by the English of the sixteenth … 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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Here We Are, Servants Today!

Yesterday our congregation’s retired pastor gave a sermon message that was deeply interesting, as it often is when he speaks [1].  As is at lest somewhat frequent in his messages, he gave our congregation homework to read Nehemiah 8 and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Voyagers To The West

Voyagers To The West:  A Passage In The Peopling Of America On The Edge Of The Revolution, by Bernard Bailyn This book won the Pulitzer Prize, and in reading this massive, epic history of a narrow time range in American … Continue reading

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Book Review: Guide To Intellectual Property

Guide To Intellectual Property, by Tim Yearneau [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Having read a book by the author previously from Net Gallery, I asked the author … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Land Of Our Own

A Land Of Our Own:  What If Black Lives Matter Got What They Asked For?, by Blue Duck [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Sometimes writers who … Continue reading

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The Wages Of Him Who Is Hired

When we look at the biblical laws in the first five books of the Bible, we often see laws that are not obviously relevant to our own lives and to our own experience.  Most of us do not prepare sacrifices … Continue reading

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Book Review: By Bread Alone

By Bread Alone:  The Bible Through The Eyes Of The Hungry, edited by Sheila E. McGinn, Lai Ling Elizabeth Ngan, and Ahida Calderón Pilarski [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Fortress Press.] I must admit that when … Continue reading

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This Land Is My Land, It Isn’t Your Land

One of the fundamental discontinuities between the states of the West Coast and the states of the East Coast is that there is far more land that is held by the federal government in the west than in the east, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stolen Beauty

Stolen Beauty:  A Coloring Book Of Lost Art [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Schiffer Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Art theft is traditionally viewed as a glamorous and classy sort of activity when … Continue reading

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