Tag Archives: unity

In Harmonious Conflict

Yesterday afternoon at church, I managed to listen to most of the sermon message after having my Sabbath school class, and the message was for fairly straightforward reasons a particularly awkward one for me to listen to.  It is my … Continue reading

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Then I Will Build For You An Enduring House

As it happens, today I was scheduled for Sabbath School, and as is often the case [1], I had an interesting and somewhat obscure story to tell, namely the promise of the division of Solomon’s kingdom and how it came … Continue reading

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The Enduring Usefulness Of The Electoral College: A Constitutional Essay

Recently I received in my inbox an email from moveon.org that urged my support of a petition to abolish the Electoral College and put in its place a national election that would elect the winner of a plurality.  This petition … Continue reading

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In One Of Your Tribes

In Deuteronomy 12:9-14 there is an interesting note that has some surprising relevance to our own worship practices related to the Feast of Tabernacles:  “You shall not at all do as we are doing here today—every man doing whatever is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Change

Change:  How To Remain A Strong Leader During Your Church’s Transition, by Janice Stinnett [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press in exchange for an honest review.] It is difficult to know whether a book like … Continue reading

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Book Review: The American Church: A Baby Church?

The American Church:  A Baby Church?, by D.W. Glomski [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press in exchange for an honest review.] Those readers who have ever fretted about the problem of passivity or divisiveness among … Continue reading

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So What Happens Now: After The Brexit

Last night after I got home after my customary relaxing evening reading, I was treated to the sight of many of my friends writing and sharing posts about the Brexit poll.  For those who do not pay attention much to … Continue reading

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Dum Spiro Spero

I find looking at state mottoes to be a matter of particular interest as a student of ironies. While leveling up on a quiz application I have on my smartphone, I correctly guessed that the state motto of South Carolina … Continue reading

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We Are Not Enemies, But Friends

Although not nearly as well known as some of his other famous speeches [1], Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural is still notable, mainly for its sublime peroration [2], which reads as follows: “I am loath to close. We are not enemies, … Continue reading

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A Premium On Practicality

I happened to randomly come across the surviving fragments of a most obscure book providing advice and tips for female emigrants to Canada in the late 19th century, and I was struck by the immensely practical advice that it contained. … Continue reading

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