Monthly Archives: February 2008

Money Does Not Equal Security

In one of my quiet times yesterday, I was reading Zephaniah 1:8: “Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them on the day of the LORD’s wrath; in the fire of his passion the whole earth … Continue reading

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Late Reflections on the Cleveland Debate

Because I was writing about William F. Buckley, Jr. yesterday, I did not comment on the February 26 debate in Cleveland. At this time, one post is enough to wipe me out for the day. At other times, I can’t … Continue reading

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William F. Buckley, Jr. (November 24, 1925-February 27, 2008)

To be honest, I haven’t read much by William F. Buckley, Jr., nor did I watch Firing Line all that often. I first heard of William F. Buckley when my mom bought me a copy of his book, Up from … Continue reading

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My Morning with John McCain

I went to a John McCain rally this morning. I heard about it a few days ago, when a fellow Republican left an automated message on my answering machine. He mentioned the time and place of the rally, and I … Continue reading

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Causing the Nazirites to Stumble

In Amos 2:12, God criticizes the Israelites for giving wine to the Nazirites. This was a no-no because the Nazirites were not supposed to drink alcohol during the fulfillment of their vow. The specifics of the Nazirite vow are contained … Continue reading

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Some Political News

Have you ever come across something that you absolutely have to pass on to your circle of influence? Well, here are a few items that I want to pass on: 1. Hillary accuses Barack Obama of plagiarism. Well, take a … Continue reading

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Micah’s Search for an Honest Man

In the fourth century B.C.E., Diogenes the Cynic carried a lamp in the streets of Greece in search of an honest man. Similarly, about four centuries earlier, the prophet Micah was looking for at least one honest person in Judah. … Continue reading

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Is God Fair in the Book of Job?

For my daily quiet time last night, I was reading Nahum 2:10-13. Here, the prophet talks about God killing off some young lions, who represent the predatory Assyrians. The passage reminded me of Job 38:39-40, in which God asks Job, … Continue reading

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Amos 6:10

Gene Tucker in his HarperCollins Study Bible commentary on Amos is not kidding when he calls Amos 6:9-10 a “mysterious and ominous little scene.” The New Revised Standard Version translates vv 9-10 as follows: “If ten people remain in one … Continue reading

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The Texas Democratic Debate

Well, I just watched the Democratic Presidential debate in Texas as my news for the day. I try to watch or listen to at least one news program each day. Some days, I listen to NPR. At other times, I … Continue reading

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