The Christian Retreat Across Europe

January 19, 2019

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Many of you will think of “Europe” and “godless” in the same breath. The land of Hitler and Stalin tried it’s best to stamp out Judaism and Christianity as they created fascist and communist dictatorships in the twentieth century. Let’s explore this a bit, since in the four hundred year+ relationship between us and the […]

How History Works

January 19, 2019

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Historians for the most part pride themselves on returning to the original or primary sources in writing history. The second great principle at work in history is changing or updating your interpretations of what happened once you have established with some reasonable certainty that you got the names and dates right. In other words, we […]

Posted in: History, Scripture

Violence in Latin America

January 19, 2019

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The latest immigrant crisis at the border between the U.S. and Mexico to keep us occupied over the past few months raised a serious question, not to say that the immigrant crisis is not serious enough. And the question begs some good answers in the U. S. media and among those who run this country, […]

Christmas, 2018

January 19, 2019

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I am going to assume–always a dangerous thing to do–that the readers of this column occupy the spectrum of religion, from true believers to atheists. I am also going to assume that most of you have a Christian formation, all the way from the practicing Christians to those who may have wondered “what’s it all […]

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The Significance of Work in Our Nation

January 19, 2019

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I am going to do something I don’t do too often in our column, which is to plug a good book. I am not speaking of the Bible, the ultimate “Good Book,” which I refer to often and use as my instructional guide. But the book I am referring to has a lot of Biblical […]

Posted in: Politics, Scripture

When Did We Start Telling the World How to Behave?

January 19, 2019

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Sometime between the middle of the nineteenth century and today, the U. S. turned from participating in the world of diplomacy and politics to dictating to the world how to behave. Let’s examine this phenomenon a bit since I get somewhat edgy telling people all over the world that they should be more like us, […]

Posted in: History

On Dogs and Dating Services

December 2, 2018

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As I was checking out a few weeks ago with my $uper duper dog food at one of the several pet supply stores in town, I thought back a bit to when I was growing up. I think all pet food was in the local grocery store and the big choice was bags or cans, […]

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