Monthly Archives: April 2015

Allowable Slavery

While I have often said that all men ought to be free, yet I would allow [slavery of] those white people who argue in favor of making other people slaves. I am in favor of giving an appointment to such … Continue reading

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When Liberty is Tyranny, and Tyranny is Liberty

Abraham Lincoln, a master of words, considered the ability to communicate through speech must be a gift of God rather than something humans invented on their own: But whether Divine gift, or invention, it is still plain that if a mode … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Personal Attacks

As a general rule, I abstain from reading the reports of attacks upon myself, wishing not to be provoked by that to which I can not properly offer an answer. Abraham Lincoln, April 11, 1865 *** [Today’s quote links yesterday’s … Continue reading

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The Point of the Book of Romans in Less than 30 Words

Romans Chapters One and Two together set up the main point of the entire book: God’s grace is so massive that it covers all of us. That’s it. ***

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The Virtue In Not Hitting Your Sister

My sister and I used to play a game that could get us into trouble. It’s called “I Hit You Last” and here’s how it’s played: While on the couch watching TV, one sibling hits the other on the arm or … Continue reading

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Pre-Approved Baby Names Only

[From the archives.] New and Approved Names You read that right.  Not “new and improved” but “new and approved”.  That’s how things went in Iceland recently. Iceland, like other Scandinavian countries, has official name registers and new parents are restricted … Continue reading

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Top 5 Pick-Up Lines – Just in Time for Summer Romance, Results Guaranteed!

[From the archives.] The warm weather is coming and many people are hoping for summer romance. I’ve got just the thing to make your dreams come true with these guaranteed* pick-up lines. “Baby, the only thing that could top your beautiful … Continue reading

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Civil Rights And The Gospel – why the struggle is worth it

I like inertia. I like that an object at rest tends to stay at rest, especially when the object is my body, and I like that an object in motion tends to stay in motion if that means I don’t have to … Continue reading

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Marriage Is Not A Democracy

I’ve read much on marriage over the years. Some is wonderful, some is funny, some is heart-wrenching and some is just plain stupid. Here’s one of the worst: In a marriage the husband and wife each have a say in … Continue reading

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When Justice Is Too Narrow – a response to John Piper and The Gospel Coalition

The Gospel Coalition released a one minute video of John Piper speaking on justice and grace at a recent conference. The enthusiasm about God’s grace is infectious, and I appreciate his encouragement to embrace that grace. His take on justice, … Continue reading

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