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Book Review: Squanto And The Miracle Of Thanksgiving

Squanto And The Miracle Of Thanksgiving, by Eric Metaxas, illustrated by Shannon Stirnweis As someone who cares a great deal about the keeping of and memory of Thanksgiving [1], I find books about Thanksgiving to be intriguing and worthy of … Continue reading

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To The Jewish Savannah And Back

This afternoon, our tour of the Judensavannah (pronouced Yoe-den suh-Van-uh) took place, and in contrast to the usual way that these tours go, this one actually ended up taking exactly as long as expected.  This could not have been predicted … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For The Research Of The Jewish Cemetary At The Judensavannah

Today I happened to visit the Judensavannah in rural Suriname, about 25 miles (or 40 km) away from the capital of Paramaribo upriver along the Suriname River.  At this location a group of Jewish-owned slave plantations existed from the seventeenth … Continue reading

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This Should Be Paradise

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a split sermon given at the Feast of Tabernacles in Suriname, given on September 27, 2018.] The area that now includes Suriname was originally explored and settled by the English of the sixteenth … Continue reading

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Book Review: Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace:  William Wilberforce And The Heroic Campaign To End Slavery, by Eric Metaxas I actually read this book once before, more than a decade ago, before watching the excellent movie based on the life of William Wilberforce, but it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Engraved On The Heart

Engraved On The Heart:  A Novel, by Tara Johnson [Note:  This novel was provided free of charge by Tyndale House Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This is precisely the sort of Civil War romantic fiction that I … Continue reading

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Book Review: At The Edge Of The Precipice

At The Edge Of The Precipice:  Henry Clay And The Compromise That Saved The Union, by Robert V. Remini I suppose this book may be considered as a bit of a teaser into Remini’s voluminous work on the life and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Africa And Africans In The Making Of The Atlantic World, 1400-1800

Africa And Africans In The Making Of The Atlantic World, 1400-1800, by John Thornton This book is an example of some of the tensions that are inherent within revisionist history.  This book is an able if somewhat highly technical and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cruelest Journey

The Cruelest Journey:  600 Miles To Timbuktu, by Kira Salak Although the nation of Mali does not often cross my radar as an interesting place to read about, is a desperately poor country to boot [1], as someone who likes … Continue reading

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Let Bygones Be Bygones And So On And So On

For the past few days I have been treated to a lot of laughing about Poland’s attempts to gain nearly $1 trillion in reparations from Germany over World War II.  To be sure, Poland did suffer a lot from both … Continue reading

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