Tag Archives: respect

Book Review: Unleavened Bread

Unleavened Bread, by Robert Grant It is hard to imagine that this book was a best seller in 1900.  Reading this book some 120 years after it was written, it is easy enough to see that the author was trying … Continue reading

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Is Karen A Slur, Or, The Continuing Problems Of Incivility In Identity Politics

One of the bad things about being isolated from real human beings is that one has more time to see people online.  As is frequently the case, people are not at their best when communicating on social media, and today’s … Continue reading

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On The Importance Of Exhausting The Possible Space

Yesterday during the sermonette portion of services for our local congregation, which has been meeting remotely during the current Coronavirus crisis, a video played to support camp.  It is expected that the camps will be open at some point during … Continue reading

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Objectification Is Idolatry

In recently reading a book by noted Inkling Owen Barfield, I was struck by how his clarity of thinking must have influenced his fellow Inklings into a greater respect for the thinking of the Middle Ages, although it must be … Continue reading

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Preaching To The Choir

Sometimes I wonder if it is necessarily a bad thing that most preaching is preaching to the choir.  Aside from the fact that I am frequently a member of the choir in a literal sense, I tend to find that … Continue reading

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If You Had Trust, You Would Not Fear

For the last few days quite a lot of panicky people have talked about their fear that they were about to witness the start of a massive war between the United States and Iran.  While plenty of potentially provocative incidents … Continue reading

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Speak No Ill Of The Dead

Since before the time I have blogged about it, or blogged about anything at all, I have been fascinated by the role of death in reputation, and yesterday provided two very distinct occasions where I had cause to ponder about … Continue reading

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On Priesthood And Authority

As someone who has written quite a bit about the role of a priest and how it relates to believers [1], one of the more fascinating aspects of priesthood one has to wrestle with is the question of the priesthood … Continue reading

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Why Should It Matter Who The Messenger Is?

From time to time I have noted the unfortunate personal tendency I have to be far less friendly to messages being delivered to me that come with certain labels even where I am quick to claim such labels and identities … Continue reading

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Place In This World

1991 was a banner year for Christian contemporary music [1].  Amy Grant had several hits, giving her a place in the pop mainstream that she would be able to maintain through the next few albums throughout the rest of the … Continue reading

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