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In Between Times

Some time ago, I read a book that talked about the feminism of Afghanistan in the period before the rise of the Taliban, and the way that a progressive society in Kabul was wrecked by the rise of reactionary Islam … Continue reading

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Finding Prosperity In Negative Spaces: A Thought Experiment

How do we know what qualities make for a good year.  We may read various books or watch motives that point out a good year of wine and a good year in the life of someone that finds them success … Continue reading

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Imitatio Imitatio Dei In Leaf By Niggle

It is one thing to ponder the question of human beings imitating God through their creativity, but in his poignant and touching short story “Leaf By Niggle,” Tolkien manages to ponder the question of how our creations in this world … Continue reading

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The Only People Who Object To Escape Are Jailers

Earlier today (as I write this), I began reading a collection of some of the nonfiction writings of Neil Gaiman, a noted British writer of speculative fiction whose works I have to-date been unfamiliar with, although they are at least … Continue reading

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Alterum Falsum Pavorem

This morning at work, around 10:30AM, there was a false alarm in our office that appears to have been limited to the third floor of the building, where I happen to work.  Most of my fellow members of the finance … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dear Machine: A Letter to a Super-Aware/Intelligent Machine (SAIM)

Dear Machine:  A Letter To A Super-Aware/Intelligent Machine (SAIM), by Greg Keiser [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Reedsy Discovery for the purpose of review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] While there are substantial disagreements … Continue reading

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As Many As The Lord Our God Will Call: Part One

When I posted recently on the subject of people or places being viewed improperly as God-forsaken, a frequent reader of the blog had some questions that were far distinct from what I had intended and which ended up being very lengthy … Continue reading

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Criticism Is A River That Flows Both Ways

One of the most profound ironies in a life that has shown many profound ironies is that I have devoted so much time and effort to developing and practicing and perfecting the art of criticism while being a person who … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Prodigal Prophet

The Prodigal Prophet:  Jonah And The Mystery Of God’s Mercy, by Timothy Keller In this short and easy-to-read book, the author makes an interesting commentary on the book of Job and its applicability for contemporary believers by comparing Job’s actions … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: Did The Office Of Prophetess Continue Into The New Testament Church?

Over the past few weeks or so I have written far more often than I would have liked on the question of women in the church.  Yet this particular issue seems to strike at a variety of fault lines and … Continue reading

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