Monthly Archives: May 2016

My blog is 6 years old today

Today is May 30, 2016. It is the sixth anniversary of my birth as a blogger. Or six years after I gave birth to the blog.  It’s a question of perspective, I guess.  And after six years of this, I’d … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism III

I set the table for myself this time. Here is how I ended the previous post—number two in this set of three. But by far my most vivid contact with these dilemmas has not come as a person, but as … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism II

Since this is the second of a proposed three-essay set, I am bound to a certain extent by the promises I made in the first essay. I suggested some divisions in using the word “authoritarian,” so that I could say … Continue reading

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“It’s in the Book”

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. Matthew 7:6, KJV. As you can almost tell, even with the … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism I

I really wanted the title “If Authoritarianism is Trump, We Need a New Deal.”  Alas.  It was too long to use. It is a presidential election year in the United States. A Summer Olympics year everywhere else. This year, more … Continue reading

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A New Home, but still “Home”

I commented earlier on our “going home plan,” i.e., the arrangements we need to have in place before we die. [1] But if I want to think of where Bette and I choose to live as a place we will … Continue reading

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A Bad Moment at a Good Party

Luke Timothy Johnson has recently written a book about the Apostles Creed.[1] The first job of any writer is to give potential readers a reason to read the book. I think Johnson does a terrific job of that. Here is … Continue reading

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