Monthly Archives: November 2014

Black Friday Anxiety and Me

[Updated from the archives.] *** Black Friday holds no attraction for me, no allure, no batting eyelashes drawing me to the stores. I went to the mall on Black Friday. A Question Never Before Posed to Me Late Thanksgiving night … Continue reading

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When It’s Easy To Be Thankful – Jesus, family, my readers

[From the archives, last year’s Thanksgiving Day post. My update: I’m still thankful for the same things I wrote about then.] *** I am writing this post the week before Thanksgiving, but I already know what I’m thankful for (and perhaps … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for the Lamb

[Updated from the archives.] *** Lots of people like to have turkey on Thanksgiving. I’ve decided to focus on the Thanksgiving Lamb. If you offer an animal from the flock as a fellowship offering to the Lord, you are to … Continue reading

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Books I Refuse to Read – volume 2

Here is the long-awaited sequel to “Books I Refuse to Read”. Seriously, these are not worth reading.* *** Grime and Punishment – An impoverished student in czarist Russia learns his landlady won’t return his security deposit if he doesn’t clean … Continue reading

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Questioning Salvation

Julie Anne at Spiritual Sounding Board posted a photo from Todd Friel’s Facebook page where he suggests: I’m not a fan of his suggestions, at least not if what he means is that we should lead with these questions when meeting someone claiming to be … Continue reading

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Immigration Status and the Right to a Fair Trial

I was picking a jury a couple years ago when one of the people waiting to be called forward to answer questions handed my bailiff a note: “Is the defendant in the country illegally?” After the next break I had … Continue reading

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Atheists and Christians Talk Theology

[Updated from the archives.] *** A couple years ago I co-taught a Sunday school class on some basic theology: Christology and Pneumatology, the Incarnation and the Trinity, stuff like that. I started the very first session by pointing out that … Continue reading

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The Bible Says It’s Good To Be A Know-It-All

I ran across an interesting line in Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi: And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight … (Philippians 1:9.) What? Smart people are … Continue reading

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Being a Cereal (or perhaps Serial) Reader

Cereal boxes would be a bigger slice on my pie chart.  

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Kirk Cameron’s “Saving Christmas” Promo Puts a Heavy – and Heretical – Burden on Moms

Kirk Cameron made a movie that came out over the weekend. In this promo for the film he inexplicably puts a heavy burden on moms while trying to sell some movie tickets: If you are a mom, if you are … Continue reading

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