Monthly Archives: February 2017

Ode to a Spleen – organic humor

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Of Pastors and Judges – innocent until proven guilty

My response to Doug Wilson’s uncalled for and unpastoral satire on dealing with abuse allegations: The Presumption of Innocence “Innocent until proven guilty” isn’t merely a high-sounding phrase; it’s a legally binding presumption in criminal cases. Even the word “presumption” … Continue reading

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The Need for Women to Complete Creation

[From the archives.] Back in college I had a particularly painful break-up. It wasn’t painful for her. She told me we were not going out any more and then she started dating another guy. Or she started dating the other guy and … Continue reading

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Spiritual Umbrellas and the Oppression of Women

I recently posted an article encouraging women to use the talents given them by God, to be bold in growing into the person God created them to be, and not to pretend to be less than any of this in … Continue reading

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The Pain of Self-discovery

Self-discovery isn’t always pleasant. Then again, perhaps I’m not truly discovering anything I don’t already know about myself when I come to grips with my shortcomings. It’s like Paul said: Although I want to do good, evil is right there … Continue reading

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George Washington on Civic Duty – a thought for President’s Day

It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services … Continue reading

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Men, Women, and Crying in Public

[Updated from the archives.] Leadership Journal humorously but pointedly addressed the stereotyping of what men supposedly really want out of church in a clever comic entitled Manly Sunday School Classes. The comic panel depicts a bulletin board headed “Men’s Class … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Real Jerk – resenting the success of others

[From the archives.] I can be a real jerk sometimes. I acted like a jerk in elementary school, high school, college, law school, and on into adulthood. The way I’m a jerk might look different now (I’m no longer the … Continue reading

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It’s Not My Only Weakness Either!

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid. (Proverbs 12:1.) Ouch! If taking criticism is your superpower please share in the comments, because I can use all the help I can get. ***

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God Can Overcome Your Best Efforts

Christ’s power is made perfect in my weakness, not in my best effort. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly … Continue reading

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