2020 Election Reader

October 10, 2020

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Your Essential Christian Guide to the 2020 Presidential Election Who to vote for? Why should I even vote? What difference will it make? This short book–you can read it in less than an hour if you are not interrupted–will answer some of your questions, and, most important, suggest that the answers are in the Bible, […]

What You Need to Know

January 13, 2023

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I’ve been working on a book that requires me to remember what happened in the past. This is usually called a “history,” or perhaps a “memoir,” or some other easily recognizable description, with perhaps some analysis added, of the past. Most of you know what I mean. If I am going to write about “liberty” […]

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Bartolomé de las Casas and the Popes

January 6, 2023

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Bartolomé de las Casas and the Popes The recent passing of Pope Benedict, his memorials, and burial earlier in January 2023, brought to mind another Catholic prelate, hardly known in the twenty first century. He was however an iconic figure of his age in the sixteenth century, a man of Christian wisdom and strength, someone […]

Little Venice, or Venezuela Yesterday and Today

December 2, 2022

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That’s the origins of Venezuela’s name, “Little Venice.” And for you journalist mavens here’s your quick quiz of the week, right up front. Who is the most famous man in Venezuela or her history? A. Nicolas Maduro, B. Hugo Chávez, C. Simón Bolívar, D. Fidel Castro. Any choice but Simón Bolívar is wrong, really wrong. […]

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Lesson from the Apostle Paul

November 24, 2022

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Thursday Nov. 24 2022 How many times have you done or said something wrong? If you are not in this category of humankind, just quit reading and continue with your cup of coffee or glass of wine. If you have done or said something wrong, keep reading. There are two questions you need to answer: […]

The Church Ladies, or Into the Jail We Go

November 18, 2022

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Every Monday afternoons, at 3:00 p.m., a group of female prisoners are called out of their cells by the sheriff’s deputies. They are marched off to a room at the Tuscaloosa County (Alabama) Jail, usually reserved for lawyers meeting with their clients. Instead, three friends who serve as “ministers” to the ladies arrive at the […]

Social Justice

September 2, 2022

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“Social Justice.” What is it? What does it mean? Modern Woke warriors think they invented it to describe their goals and ideologies. Alas, like most things in this world, it is not new, nor particularly inventive, clever, or brilliantly conceived by the Woke world. Ecclesiastes 1:9 tells us that “What has been will be again, […]

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Of Doctors, Pilots and Equity

August 12, 2022

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Let’s start out with a simple decision most of us have to make at one time or another. I don’t know about you, but if I am flying or having surgery, I want someone qualified by training and ability to handle the cockpit or the scalpel. I certainly don’t want someone who is there because […]

Bartolomé de las Casas and Pope Francis

July 28, 2022

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Pope Francis is not the first apologist of the Roman Catholic Church to bend the knee before American indigenous peoples in such a dramatic fashion as we saw on his visit recently. He wasn’t even the most articulate or demanding Catholic clergyman to do so, even being a member of the distinguished Jesuit Order, among […]

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Memoirs of a Southern Yankee Hispanic

July 28, 2022

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Quid omnes tangit debet

June 7, 2022

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I thought I would sound erudite and educated in the old-fashioned way today and try out some Latin on you. We’re all familiar with e pluribus unum but how many know what it means? Not too long ago I ran into Quid omnes tangit debet while working on the iconic Dominican priest Bartolomé de las […]

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