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In Praise Of Tone Policing

Among all the beleaguered and assaulted forms of policing in our present evil world, I would like to stand up today in defense of one of the most obscure forms of policing, and that is tone policing.  As anyone who … Continue reading

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Hermenteutics Of Meanness

The more I look around the world, and see the issues that exist in communication, the more I become aware that the absence of the hermeneutic of charity is one of the most essential aspects of the problems that we … Continue reading

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To Justify Is Human

The capacity for self-justification is one of those universal human tendencies which frequently causes us problems as human beings.  As someone who has a not insignificant portion of this particular quality, I do not comment on the issue in order … Continue reading

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The Problems At The Base Of It All

One of the most obvious aspects of our world is the fundamental problem that we have when two people do not agree on the same authorities.  Ultimately, for two people to be agreed they must have a wide degree of … Continue reading

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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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