A Book for this Time: Watership Down

This is not a gentle time. People of the Word turn to words to step back from the events in the hopes of making sense of them. What to read in such a time as this? 1984 is too late, Brave New World still a bit early. Ugly times demand a good work and It [Read More…]

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This Post Could Be the Last Post You Will Ever Read

I hope not, but this post could be the last one you will ever read. It is possible and if my media feed is any indication, what is possible is now probable if it is one of the worst conceivable outcomes. It is very possible that this will be the last post I ever write or [Read More…]

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Delenda Est Bannonism: Bannonism Must Be Destroyed

Sometimes clarity is needed. A problem is so bad that we must speak out: Bannonism exists, is in the White House, and must be destroyed. If it is not, then the Trump Presidency slowly will lose the support of decent citizens. If Bannonism is not removed, we face the peril of a Constitutional crisis. For [Read More…]

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The Teddy Kennedy Exemption

For a good portion of his life, Ted Kennedy was not so good to the women he knew. One woman ended up dead through her association with the lothario and at one point, the definition of roue had his picture next to it. I recall a breathless tribute to him that said: “now we know what [Read More…]

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Avoid Self-Deception in News Reading: With an Example!

I am tempted to like stories more that fit what I wish was, is, and will be. If there is a headline that says “Evidence Shows Bible True!,” then I am tempted to click on it and be (just a bit!) less skeptical about what it says. Nobody rational thinks this bias is all good, [Read More…]

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They did it! (On Blame)

An important job for thinkers is to look for the root cause of cultural problems. If only we could find why we had this problem, got to the very bottom of the cultural weed, then we could not only pull it out, but make sure it did not return. That can be good, but it always is [Read More…]

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The Wind of the City: Civilization and Contents

The wind is blowing hard in New York City. Compared to Houston it is a cold wind, the air is thin here. In Sugar Land, Texas, the heavy air moans by the window when it blows, but here it is shrieking. The difference makes me just a bit nervous, but also awake. I am glad [Read More…]

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A Coming Problem: Far-Right “Christian Paganism”

A person I admire wrote on adoption and I said what a good book it was. This was a mistake, at least for the peace in my social media feed. Two years ago as a result of this innocent shout out, I started getting interactions with a group of “white nationalists” and they haven’t ended [Read More…]

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Why Lying is a Such a Serious Sin

Better to die than to tell a lie.  Why? Truth is out there, but it can be hard to understand, find, and even harder to know when we have found it! We embrace lies as truth and ignore the truth as if it is a lie. For all those reasons, truth is precious and so [Read More…]

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Go ahead and build on the sandy land . . . sort of.

Jesus said a smart thing: 24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been [Read More…]

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