Monthly Archives: September 2013

History

In answer to the question, why study history: “The world seemed an odd place, and I wondered how it got that way.” — Attributed to R.H. Tawney, historian If you’ve ever wondered about the value of history, you’ve doubtless heard … Continue reading

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Don’t Give Up

Some of the stories you write you just know are good. Not only do all your friends praise it, but when Ray Bradbury read it he praised it, too. So how come a story like that gets rejected over and … Continue reading

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Humility

.After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to … Continue reading

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What Does God Need?

After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village … Continue reading

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Cynicism

The unfortunate reality is that if someone is cussing you out, you know you’re getting their honest feelings. But if someone is complementing you, it is very possible that they are lying. This is horribly cynical. You might get to … Continue reading

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The Irony of Worldly Wisdom and the Church

Notice, please, what Paul writes in Colossians 2:20-23: Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules: “Do not handle! Do not taste! … Continue reading

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Song of Songs, Chapter Eight

Once again, take warning all who read this post. The language that follows is somewhat explicit. If discussions of sex offend you, then you might want to skip this blog post. Of course, you might also want to make a … Continue reading

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Song of Songs, Chapter Seven

Once again, take warning all who read this post. The language that follows is somewhat explicit. If discussions of sex offend you, then you might want to skip this blog post. Of course, you might also want to make a … Continue reading

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Song of Songs, Chapter Six

Once again, take warning all who read this post. The language that follows is somewhat explicit. If discussions of sex offend you, then you might want to skip this blog post. Of course, you might also want to make a … Continue reading

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Song of Songs, Chapter Five

Once again, take warning all who read this post. The language that follows is somewhat explicit. If discussions of sex offend you, then you might want to skip this blog post. Of course, you might also want to make a … Continue reading

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