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Look Left, Look Right To The Moon In The Night

This morning as I went off to work in the darkness, I was able to see through the partly cloudy skies and see a glorious moon in the sky to the west, and I smiled to myself as I got … Continue reading

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Book Review: Su Doku For Dummies

Su Doku For Dummies, by Andrew Heron & Edmund James It should be stated at the outset that this is not a book that provides a lot to read.  Barely 20 pages of this book contain text for reading, and … Continue reading

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Naming Our Abuse: The Wreck

When one deals with the issue of child sexual abuse, and it is the sort of problem that is so difficult to conceive of that one seldom deals with it unless one has no choice in the matter because of … Continue reading

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Building A Mystery

My second favorite Sarah McLachlan song is probably “Building A Mystery,” from her popular Surfacing album. This song is remarkable in having an accurate view of mystery in its religious sense, when she speaks of a cross from a faith … Continue reading

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Matthew 13:10-17, Mark 4:10-12, Luke 8:9-10: The Purpose Of Parables

We are often of the mistaken belief that Jesus Christ spoke often in parables to his audience because the parables were from their own familiar background and because talking about fields and talents and virgins (all things our modern society … Continue reading

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Not Just Telling Stories

One of the reasons I enjoy history so much is its narrativity. As loyal readers of my blog are no doubt well aware of, I am fond of telling the stories of my life and the droll and amusing experiences … Continue reading

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The Coercive Logic of the Bible

While reading the book The Riddle of Scheherazade, I was struck by just how forcefully the concept of coercive logic is present within the Bible itself.  Though I originally wished to explore the subject within the book review, I quickly … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Riddle of Scheherazade And Other Amazing Puzzles, Ancient and Modern

The Riddle of Scheherazade And Other Amazing Puzzles, ancient and Modern, by Raymond Smullyan This book is really two books in one.  The first book is a series of thematically related chapters that serves to continue Edgar Allen Poe’s continuation … Continue reading

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