Monthly Archives: January 2014

Justin Bieber — Another Exploited Soul

Pardon me for venturing into territory quite unknown to me. I’ve never heard Bieber sing: Pop music is not my thing. But I have certainly bumped into his name a great deal, especially lately. It looks to me like his … Continue reading

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Historical Confluence in Western Civilization

    A few hundred yards from my home in Minnesota flows the Mississippi River.  It is said to be 2300 miles from its headwaters at Lake Itasca in north central Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. If we were to … Continue reading

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The Top 1% — Part 2

A Mr. Tom Perkins, said to be a multibillionaire, wrote a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal a few days ago in which he says the Occupy Wall Street folk are comparable to the Nazis in the … Continue reading

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Three Essentials for a Happy Marriage

In all my years as a pastor, I had the privilege and pleasure of meeting with a great many couples for premarital counseling. We would spend 3 weeks in Bible study, exploring the biblical foundations of marriage, then another 8-9 … Continue reading

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The Top 1%

The Washington Post is reporting the financial giant JPMorgan has given CEO, Jamie Dimon, a 75% pay increase. And we wonder why Americans are growing increasingly angry that the rich are getting richer at a stupendous rate while the middle … Continue reading

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Cather in the Rye

I caught a part of a PBS show on J. D. Salinger, author of The Catcher in the Rye. I remember reading it while I was in college, after having become a Christian. I don’t remember the book itself so … Continue reading

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Sophomoric Critics

I’ve always thought the best definition of a sophomore (literally, a “wise fool”) is that he or she glibly pronounces judgment against others while lacking the sense to see or say anything positive. I’ve also thought, especially these last few … Continue reading

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