Monthly Archives: December 2007

Daniel and the Times of the Gentiles

For my daily quiet time, I am going through the Book of Daniel. I am aware of the standard historical-critical approach that applies the book to Antiochus Epiphanes and the Maccabean revolt (second century B.C.E.). I can understand why scholars … Continue reading

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Is There Another Way?

This afternoon, I watched Ron Paul on the December 23 Meet the Press. Dr. Paul often makes me ask, “Are there other ways than the status quo to get positive results?” On some level, his overall libertarianism makes me ask … Continue reading

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Lord, Liar, or Lunatic?

Every Sunday, I attend the Latin mass at a conservative Catholic church. For the past several weeks, the priest has been doing a series on apologetics, in which he’s given arguments for the Catholic faith’s credibility. Last Sunday, he said … Continue reading

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Benazir Bhutto (June 21, 1953-December 27, 2007)

I first heard of Benazir Bhutto in the seventh grade, which was in 1989. My social studies teacher was assigning us to write a report about a country that we drew out of a hat. When the hat came to … Continue reading

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A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Last night, I finished Madeleine L’Engle’s A Swiftly Tilting Planet. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, such that I had a hard time putting it down. What is interesting is this: I didn’t experience much pleasure while I was reading A … Continue reading

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A Wind in the Door

Last night, I finished Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wind in the Door. I was reading some wikipedia articles about Madeleine L’Engle, and wikipedia’s summary of A Wind in the Door was actually pretty good. Unlike the article on A Wrinkle in … Continue reading

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Christmas Musings 2007

Today is Christmas, 2007. What am I doing today? Yesterday, I was privileged to receive my video of It’s a Wonderful Life. This was fortuitous. I could have gotten it after Christmas, but It’s a Wonderful Life is Christmas fare, … Continue reading

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The Christmas Wish

Last week, I watched The Christmas Wish on the Lifetime Network. I first saw it nine years ago with my mom, and I had pleasant memories about it, so I decided to watch it again and tape it. Of course, … Continue reading

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Bush and Mining Regulation

When the Sago mine disaster occurred in 2006, liberals were quick to blame President George W. Bush. According to liberal mythology, Bush rolled back safety regulations on the mining industry to appease his corporate backers. For liberals, this resulted in … Continue reading

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Are Holiness and Success Proofs?

Last week at church, the priest presented his third and fourth reasons that Christianity (or, more specifically, Catholicism) is credible: the holy lives of Catholics, and the rampant spread of Christianity. The priest admitted that these proofs are weaker than … Continue reading

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