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Yet They Ate The Passover Contrary To What Was Written

[Note:  The following is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the United Church of God in Portland on April 1, 2017.  It was also given at the Hood River congregation on March 18, 2017.] If you all don’t … Continue reading

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An Act Of Moral Imagination

Earlier today, as I wrote this, I met a close friend of my roommate who will apparently be visiting for some time.  I had never met him before but I was familiar with his name, and he expressed the same … Continue reading

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The Law Of Small Numbers

I spent most of yesterday where I ended the night before.  Spending an enjoyable day in the company of friends (including at least a little time in the evening with some of those I had eaten dinner with on Saturday … Continue reading

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Book Review: Count To One

Count To One:  God’s Plan For Christian Unity, by Bishop Robert (Robert J. Gosselin, Ph. D) [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookCrash.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading this book, I admit myself … Continue reading

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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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