Tag Archives: responsibility

What Is To Be Done And Who Is To Blame?

There are a great many aspects of life where there are two simultaneous responses or opinions or feelings we have towards a situation are held in tension.  One of the characteristic aspects of such situations is that we will attempt … Continue reading

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These Words Are My Own

To what extent do our words belong to us?  At first glance, we bear a great deal of responsibility for our words, and we often take great pride in them.  Entire books are filled with quotations that people have been … Continue reading

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Book Review: Admirable Evasions

Admirable Evasions:  How Psychology Undermines Morality, by Theodore Dalrymple As this is the first book by the author that I have read, I was pleased that the author was both so insightful as well as so articulate.  Admittedly, the author … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled:  A New Psychology Of Love, Traditional Values And Spiritual Growth, by M. Scott Peck I probably would have read this book much earlier had I had a better impression of Peck, as my first introduction to … Continue reading

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Activity Above All: The Politics Of Chess

Although I am by no means a masterful chess player, once upon a time I was the third-best chess player in my elementary school if I am out of practice these days [1].  Even to this day, though, I enjoy … Continue reading

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All Hands On Deck

Yesterday there was a regional leadership conference for service-minded brethren of all ages in Portland, and about a hundred other people (myself included) from the Pacific Northwest listened and questioned and commented all day to a very intriguing and thought-provoking … Continue reading

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Getting Meta

One of the names I commonly choose for characters in games is the name Metanoia, a somewhat obscure word transliterated from the Greek word for repentance [1].  The reason the word is obscure is not because it is unimportant, but … Continue reading

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Book Review: Abandoned Faith

Abandoned Faith:  Why Millennials Are Walking Away And How You Can Lead Them Home, by Alex McFarland & Jason Jimenez [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Tyndale Blog Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In … Continue reading

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A Trial For The Living

This morning a friend of mine shared a somewhat alarming story about there being possibly a nuclear incident of some kind in the Arctic, likely due to Russian ships and submarines in the Kola Peninsula near Finland and Norway that have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Giant Killers

Giant Killers:  Overcoming Obstacles And Seizing Opportunities, by Steve Lawson [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Perhaps the biggest surprise about this book is that I read it … Continue reading

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