Monthly Archives: April 2012


The meanings of words can undergo surprising alterations over time. On occasion, the shifts are so drastic that we may end up entirely misunderstanding the actual intent of the word, with serious consequences. There can be cultural shifts that happen … Continue reading

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It is easy to feel resentful at the universality of grace. We may think to ourselves: Have we not done our duty? Have we not been faithful all our lives? Why should undeserving outsiders get in easily? Would it not … Continue reading

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Besides providing lyrics to the Byrd’s song, To Everything There is a Season, the author of Ecclesiastes opened his essay by writing, “Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. The sun rises and the sun sets, and … Continue reading

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The only thing I have in common with Albert Einstein is his birthday. We were both born on Pi day, March 14. Pi day? Pi is 3.14 plus additional digits that go on forever. Thus, the mathematically inclined have adopted … Continue reading

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Giving thanks once a year has been institutionalized in the United States since the time of Abraham Lincoln, at least. And so on the third Thursday of every November, we sit around a table, eat too much, and say that … Continue reading

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