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Don’t Let Them Tell Your Story

At a few times in my life, I have found that other people have taken it upon themselves to write things about me. Now, it should be clear to anyone who knows me at all that I have always been … Continue reading

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Who Holds Their Feet To The Fire?

Try as I might, I have been unable to find a source that can tell me whether or not Papua New Guinea’s government has actually lived up to the terms of the non-binding plebiscite that demonstrated the wide support of … Continue reading

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On The Illusion Of Safety

We live in a dangerous world where risk is an omnipresent factor, and while there are certainly things that we can do to minimize or exacerbate risks, there is nothing that we can do to eliminate the risk that bad … Continue reading

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Book Review: Reigniting The Spark

Reigniting The Spark: Why Stable Relationships Lose Intimacy, And How To Get It Back, by Dr. Bruce Chalmer [Note: This book was provided free of charge by TCK Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are … Continue reading

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Exploring Why The Personal Is Political And Vice Versa

One of the common statements that is made by people, especially those of an activist persuasion, is that the personal is the political. One of the aspects that makes politics so contentious and so fierce, regardless of one’s worldview, is … Continue reading

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On The Politics Of Worry

One of the most fascinating aspects of the Coronavirus that I have seen is the way that the interests of many religious leaders and political leaders has coalesced into a shared interest in leading people to worry while at the … Continue reading

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In Need Of Self-Defense

Last night I had dinner with one of our congregation’s many retired pastors (who happened to give the sermon yesterday at services) as well as a relatively new family whose daughter is in my Sabbath School class and one of … 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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The Strength Of Local Attachments

One of the more notable ways that maps lie is in the way that they view states as unitary structures.  We look on a map and see the United States as one color and neglect to see the massive diversity … Continue reading

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Fear And Loathing

This past Sabbath we had a sermon on fear and faith from one of our congregation’s retired pastors (who seemed to take umbrage with the fact that I introduced him as a retired pastor before his message and felt it … Continue reading

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