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On Sheep, Wolves, And Shepherds

Yesterday, continuing his theme of addressing the sort of evil that believers have to deal with, our pastor talked about predators.  My own thoughts about such things are immensely complicated, as they usually are, by my own personal experience.  Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Thanatos Syndrome

The Thanatos Syndrome, by Walker Percy It appears as if this novel is part of the same series as Love In The Ruins, especially as both have as their lead character one Thomas More, and it would seem a bit … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Anxiety Toolkit

The Anxiety Toolkit:  Strategies For Fine-Tuning Your Mind And Moving Past Your Stuck Points, by Alice Boyes As someone who has dealt with anxiety for a long time, I find myself deeply interested in reading books about anxiety, and I … Continue reading

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Con Los Años Que Me Quedan

As is generally the case, I found a lot that was deeply thought-provoking and personally relevant in the sermon given today by our retired pastor.  He asked the simple question:  “are you content,” and then commented on various ways that … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Stopping The Noise Inside Your Head

Stopping The Noise Inside Your Head:  The New Way To Overcome Anxiety And Worry, by Reid Wilson, read by Eric Michaelian This is an odd book, not least because it is a rare book written from the point of view … Continue reading

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C=EA2: The Way Forward: A Discussion Of Approaches

[Note:  This post is the prepared text for a discussion given remotely on September 18, 2017.] A Personal Introduction I would like to thank you all for giving me the opportunity to speak to you all today.  Mr. Crant already … Continue reading

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Misnagdim

To Hasidic Jews, those who are conservatives who nevertheless do not follow Hasidic practice are considered as Misnagdim, or objectors.  The level of objection is an important one, as it is a common fault line in our dealings with other … Continue reading

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It’s No Surprise To Me; I Am My Own Worst Enemy: Part Two

[Note: For the first part of this reflection, look here: https://edgeinducedcohesion.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/its-no-surprise-to-me-i-am-my-own-worst-enemy-part-one/%5D In the late 1990’s, a rock band named Lit came out with a song called “My Own Worst Enemy.” Although the hijinks of the narrator, like getting drunk, saying … Continue reading

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