Author Archives: R.P. Nettelhorst

About R.P. Nettelhorst

I'm married with three daughters. I live in southern California and I'm a deacon at Quartz Hill Community Church. I spent a couple of summers while I was in college working on a kibbutz in Israel. In 2004, I was a volunteer with the Ansari X-Prize at the winning launches of SpaceShipOne. Member of Society of Biblical Literature, American Academy of Religion, and The Authors Guild

Going Electric

I’ve been replacing gasoline powered contrivances now for awhile. The first to go was my lawn mower, which I replaced with an electric, battery powered mower. Not that I save an enormous amount in gasoline by using an electric mower … Continue reading

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Money Hugger

I’m not a tree hugger. I’m a money hugger; it is saving money that has led me to go green. Improving the environment was not my primary motivation. The Antelope Valley, where I live in Southern California, is a desert—part … Continue reading

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Pretentious Conservative

I am a long-time Republican; I consider myself to belong to the libertarian end of the party spectrum and I’m very disappointed, lately, in our party leadership. I used to consider myself a conservative, but I wonder sometimes if I … Continue reading

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Problems with This Blog

It’s been nearly a month, I think, since I’ve been able to access this website, and this blog at all; and no one else could get to it, either. If you tried coming to this site, you just got an … Continue reading

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Because of Love

The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. “I will build you up again and you will be rebuilt, O Virgin Israel. Again you will … Continue reading

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God is Good

“Yes, God’s Message: ‘You’re going to look at this place, these empty and desolate towns of Judah and streets of Jerusalem, and say, “A wasteland. Unlivable. Not even a dog could live here.” But the time is coming when you’re … Continue reading

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Fresh Start

“And now, here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to start all over again. I’m taking her back out into the wilderness where we had our first date, and I’ll court her. I’ll give her bouquets of roses. I’ll … Continue reading

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Relationship

Attention all Israelites! God’s Message! God indicts the whole population: “No one is faithful. No one loves. No one knows the first thing about God. All this cussing and lying and killing, theft and loose sex, sheer anarchy, one murder … Continue reading

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Unrequited

“When Israel was a child, I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son. As they called them, So they went from them; They sacrificed to the Baals, And burned incense to carved images. “I taught Ephraim to … Continue reading

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Knowledge

“‘How can you say, “We know the score. We’re the proud owners of God’s revelation”? Look where it’s gotten you—stuck in illusion. Your religion experts have taken you for a ride! Your know-it-alls will be unmasked, caught and shown up … Continue reading

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