Monthly Archives: June 2014

Bonhoeffer and the Good Samaritan

I’ve had a pebble in my boot for several months, ever since seeing on YouTube a Glenn Beck interview of Eric Metaxas, author of a recent biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Beck began the interview by dismissing “those social justice guys” … Continue reading

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Futile Attempts to Supplant God

Michael Fitzpatrick, in Spiked (accessed 21 Jun 2014 through aldaily.com) reviews yet another in the long line of books surveying the battlefield strewn with fallen ideas in the aftermath of the death of God. This one is Culture and the Death … Continue reading

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Wall of Separation

My wife and I will be leaving on vacation in a few days. I’m looking forward to visiting with friends and family along the 6,000 mile loop we’ll make from Minnesota to New Mexico to California, then Oregon, Montana, Wyoming … Continue reading

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Health Care in America

A recent report by the Commonwealth Fund highlights one of the United States’ biggest — and least excusable — problems. The study compared health care in the top 11 developed countries and found that the US ranks #11 for quality … Continue reading

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Freedom to be. . .what we were intended to be

As the Western world was entering the period we call the High Renaissance, there was a brilliant young man in Italy named Giovanni Pico della Mirandola. (You must wave your hands appropriately to same that name with a proper Italian … Continue reading

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Freedom Depends on Character and Faith, Not Situation

Yesterday’s blog entry, entitled “The Enemy of Our Freedom Is Our Illusion of Freedom,” got so long I decided to wait until today to add further comments. If you’ve not done so already, you might want to read it first. … Continue reading

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The Enemy of Our Freedom Is Our Illusion of Freedom

I stood motionless in the pharmacy, overwhelmed and stymied by the mass of cold remedies facing me on the shelves. In some vain attempt to control the threatening horde of boxes and bottles, I began counting my options. Several brands, … Continue reading

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