Monthly Archives: November 2013

Shopping Madness

I confess it is utterly beyond my comprehension why anyone would go Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving Day or Black Friday. It simply makes no sense at all. The “savings” are mostly illusions and could be had on lots of other … Continue reading

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The Commercialization of Life

Like most Westerners, I am both engaged in and horrified by the commercialization of life. I keep asking, Why are marketers and advertisers so very, very much like a pack of hungry wolves, always on the prowl for the weak? … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and Graciousness

It is a commonplace that we call Jesus a great teacher. While true, it is an empty phrase because it falls so short of describing him. Teachers, even the great ones, can be ignored without great peril. Instead, we need … Continue reading

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Yesterday Today

How odd it is to see so much media attention this week to what was happening in our country half a century ago. I’m so old that what others are treating as history I still think of as current events. … Continue reading

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Proving God?

One of my favorite websites is that of Arts and Letters Daily   < aldaily.com  >with its daily selection of articles and book reviews on a wide variety of topics from a very wide range of sources. It is run … Continue reading

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Unintended Forces for Evil

Every society grapples with — or surrenders to — pressures and trends which lead in evil directions. Sometimes the forces for evil are evil in themselves, such as the Nazism of Hitler. More commonly, there is a certain innocence about … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 7:1-6 (Part Two)

In the last blog we thought for a bit about the harsh command to Israel: When you enter the Promised Land, destroy all the people before you. There are two interwoven reasons given for such a drastic command. First (verse … Continue reading

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