Monthly Archives: January 2015

Repent! No, not you.

Let’s think about “repentance” a little bit. My thesis is going to be that it is a really good idea sometimes and a really bad idea sometimes. The Greek verb normally translated “repent” is metanoein, which can be narrowly translated … Continue reading

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Selma has been nominated for an Academy Award as the best film of the year. One of the things that means is that it is going to get talked about a lot. Since it is about race relations in the … Continue reading

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My teammates are not offended

I was taken, recently, with the premise of the movie, Surrogates. I liked the premise so much that I tried really hard to like the movie. I failed, but I still like the premise so I am going to make … Continue reading

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Obamacare and “Death Panels”

This is a question that has gotten a lot more attention than it deserves.  Let’s take a look at it.  A “death panel” would have to be a number of people (panel) that is empowered to take an action or … Continue reading

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Walking Gladly in the Dark

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied:“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand … Continue reading

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When you can’t go any further, you know where you are

I went to the University of Oregon to begin my doctoral work in 1970.  I knew that they didn’t give doctorates out for really good essays on what I did last summer vacation.  I knew it would require original scholarly … Continue reading

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