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I Acknowledge Your Suffering, Now Go Back And Suffer

I have been taking, in such limited free time as I have this month, a course from Hillsdale college on the book of Genesis that is about halfway done. Earlier today (as I write this) the third lesson of the … Continue reading

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The Politics Of Philemon And The Christian

[Note: This is the prepared text for a split sermon given to the Dalles congregation of the United Church of God on July 3, 2021.] Let’s talk about the politics of Philemon and how they relate to the Christian. One … Continue reading

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How Privilege Warps The Fundamentals Of Justice

One of the most problematic aspects of the history of antebellum Southern Christianity was the way that the message of Christianity was warped to such a great extent by the unjust behavior of slaveowners. This injustice may be profitably compared … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Slave Mentality

One of the more unfair statements made about the Judeo-Christian perspective is that it is slave religion. It is common, though, if lamentable, for people who are hostile to the Bible to project the problems of their own existence onto … Continue reading

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Book Review: Escape On The Pearl

Escape On The Pearl: The Heroic Bid For Freedom On The Underground Railroad, by Mary Kay Ricks This book, like many books, suffers from having a title that is not quite accurate. A more accurate title, and one that reflects … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gateway To Freedom (1)

Gateway To Freedom: The Hidden History Of The Underground Railroad, by Eric Foner This is a good book, but not one that lives up to its title in the way that the author would wish. This is a book about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Legacy: Treasures Of Black History

Legacy: Treasures Of Black History, edited by Thomas C. Battle and Donna M. Wells There is an issue with a book like this that demonstrates the hazards of institutions seeking to conflate a subject of general interest to readers with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Slavery And The Making Of America

Slavery And The Making Of America, by James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton In reading a book like this, one has to be aware of the fact that the authors almost always bring some sort of biased perspective into … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Bondage And My Freedom

My Bondage And My Freedom, by Frederick Douglass If this book is better than the third autobiography by the author, it is not quite as good as the second. If the first autobiography found him firmly in the orbit of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass

Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass This book is a very short work, and the version I had came out to less than 100 pages. In reading this book I was struck by the fact that … Continue reading

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