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BLOG 10/31/17. OF POLITICAL ELVES AND ORCS

BLOG 10/31/17. OF POLITICAL ELVES AND ORCS Those who are not aficionados of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy may find this blog a bit obscure, but hang in there and see if it makes some sense. That very … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/27/17. WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO ‘ALL SAINTS DAY’?

BLOG 1027/17. WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO ALL SAINTS DAY? Somewhere along the way “goblins and ghosties, and things that go bump in the night” replaced a venerable church remembrance of all of those wonderful Christian people along the way who … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/24/17. CHRISTIAN FAITH . . . AND THE SEDUCTION OF WEALTH

BLOG 10/24/17. CHRISTIAN FAITH . . . AND THE SEDUCTION OF WEALTH One has only to have a cursory knowledge of current events to realize the enormous influence, politically and socially, of the powerful financial interests that control so much … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/20/17. ENGAGING MY READERS

BLOG 10/20/17. ENGAGING MY READERS Once in a while, you, my readers, deserve to be filled in on me, on my purpose for writing these blogs, and to be thanked for even reading them. For these past several years I … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/17/17. “EVERYBODY TALKIN’ BOUT HEAVEN, AIN’T A GONNA GO THERE

BLOG 10/17/17. “EVERYBODY TALKIN BOUT HEAVEN, AIN’T A GONNA GO THERE” Several generations ago Miles Mark Fisher wrote his PhD dissertation at the University of Chicago on negro slave songs in the United States. It was published into a book, … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/13/17. HOW TO BECOME SALT-LESS SALT: FORGET WHO YOU ARE

BLOG 10/13/17. HOW TO BECOME SALTLESS SALT: FORGET WHO YOU ARE Do you remember the warning given by Jesus that even though his followers are to be the salt of the earth, that if and when they lose their self-consciousness … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/10/17. WE’RE THE PEOPLE OF AN ALTERNATIVE NARRATIVE

BLOG 10/10/17. WE’RE PEOPLE OF AN ALTERNATIVE NARRATIVE In such frightening times as these, it helps for to remind ourselves that we, who are followers of Jesus Christ, are not primarily citizens of the land of our present sojourn, but … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/6/17. I’M A GUY WHO READS BUMPER-STICKERS

BLOG 10/6/17. I’M A GUY WHO READS BUMPER-STICKERS O.K., so I’m one of those guys who, actually reads bumper-stickers while waiting at stoplights. One that is memorable at this post Las Vegas moment in our history was: “Thou shalt not … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/3/17. TRIBALISM: THE LEGACY OF BABEL

BLOG 10/3/17. TRIBALISM: THE LEGACY OF BABEL There has been a whole spate of studies of late on the very disturbing increase in what is variously designated as tribalism, or in creating safe spaces in which one is able to … Continue reading

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BLOG 9/30/17. LIVING THE TRUTH IN A CULTURE OF LIARS

BLOG 9/30/17: LIVING THE TRUTH IN A CULTURE OF LIARS The tiny letter of Paul to Titus is both rich and candid. It is replete with exhortations to adorn the gospel with good works, . . . or maybe to … Continue reading

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