Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Best Classical Music (for me), part 4

I had thought I would next write about Beethoven but I’ll put that off for another day. Right now I’m in the midst of a marathon: listening to several YouTube videos of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto. Some of you may … Continue reading

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Gun Control and the Barbarians

I am deeply disturbed by the rise of a barbarian mentality around the world. . .including the United States. On Monday a 9 year old girl in Arizona accidentally shot and killed a man. . .at the shooting range where, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unspoken Wisdom by Ray Anderson

I’ve just re-read a book I first read in 1995, a book by a friend of mine, Ray Sherman Anderson (1925-2009). Ray began his adult life as a South Dakota farmer, became a pastor and then a professor at Fuller … Continue reading

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Sensitivity to Minorities

Chris Kluwe, former star kicker for the Minnesota Vikings, recently threatened to sue the team, claiming he was fired for advocating Gay rights. (It looks to most of us in Minnesota as if he was fired because he had a … Continue reading

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Humanistic Robots

It was a terrifying sci-fi book, causing people to worry about whether our amazing advances in science and technology might not turn against us and create terribly frightening monsters. The author was Mary Shelley (wife of the poet Percy Bysshe … Continue reading

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The Killing of Michael Brown

We humans are imperfect. We all make mistakes, especially under pressure. Those mistakes will sometimes cost others their lives. Our police forces, all of them quite human, will always be in danger of making costly mistakes and we’ll never be … Continue reading

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The Seared Conscience of an Abortionist

Another blog [ ] responds to a recent article in Esquire magazine in which a Dr. Willie Parker performs abortions because of his Christian faith. He apparently sees no moral problem with abortion because the unborn child is totally dependent … Continue reading

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