Monthly Archives: September 2012

Lou Dobbs’ “War on the Middle Class” 2: Medicare Advantage

In my latest reading of War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back, Lou Dobbs goes into a variety of issues: that … Continue reading

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Pre-Existence? Divine Being?

In my latest reading of Christology in the Making: A New Testament Inquiry Into the Origins of the Doctrine of the Incarnation, James D.G. Dunn argues that New Testament passages that are believed to support the pre-existence of Jesus (that … Continue reading

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Lou Dobbs’ “War on the Middle Class” 1

I started Lou Dobbs’ 2006 book, War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back. Here are some items: 1.  On pages 5-6, … Continue reading

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Miss Potter

A few nights ago, I was flipping through channels, and I came across the 2006 movie Miss Potter on a Canadian station.  I initially thought that it was a PBS sort of movie, since the characters were rather stiff and … Continue reading

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Dunn’s Christological Model of Development

I started James D.G. Dunn’s 1980 book, Christology in the Making: A New Testament Inquiry Into the Origins of the Doctrine of the Incarnation.  Dunn is looking for the origins of the doctrine of the incarnation, the notion that God … Continue reading

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Service

At church this morning, the pastor talked about service.  Jesus’ disciples debated amongst themselves about who was the greatest, but Jesus taught them that the greatest is the one who serves. It’s a basic of Christianity.  And yet, I need … Continue reading

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Agreeing with Democratic Substance, but Not Talking Points

I thought that ABC This Week was especially good this morning.  See here for the transcript. Ann Coulter, in my opinion, made a good point when she said that Mitt Romney in his remarks to that fundraiser was not saying … Continue reading

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Arianna Huffington’s Third World America 8

I finished Arianna Huffington’s Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream.  I thought that the book was good in that it told the stories of people who are economically struggling, highlighted … Continue reading

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Arianna Huffington’s Third World America 7

In my latest reading of Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream, Arianna Huffington discusses ways that the government can create or facilitate the creation of jobs: establishing jobs to refurbish … Continue reading

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Psalm 95

For my weekly quiet time this week, I will blog about Psalm 95. Vv 1-5 exhort the people to worship God with joy and thanksgiving, for God is above all gods, possesses the earth’s hills and depths, and created the … Continue reading

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