Monthly Archives: November 2016

Thanksgiving, the Problem of Evil, and Eschatological Hope

I have three items about last Sunday’s church service. A.  Someone was telling the congregation about his Thanksgiving.  He was talking about sitting on the couch, watching football on TV after having his Thanksgiving meal, dozing off.  In the midst … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Holidays, Religion

Open Forest: Anxiety Month

Psychiatrist Michiel Bosman edits the web site Open Forest.  This month, the site is focusing on the topic of anxiety.  Dr. Bosman asked me to share either the overview page or one of the blog posts, and I would like … Continue reading

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Mesothelioma: Virgil’s Story

Virgil Anderson has Mesothelioma, and he asked me to post his story, which he sent to me.  Here it is: Mr. Anderson was born and raised in Williamson, WV.  His father, a coal miner, passed when Virgil was 8 years … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Prayer God Loves to Answer

Daniel Henderson.  The Prayer God Loves to Answer: Accessing Christ’s Wisdom for Your Greatest Needs.  Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2016.  See here to buy the book. The back cover of the book says (and these are excerpts, not the whole two … Continue reading

Posted in Religion

Remember the forgotten, and keep friendships in repair.

Originally posted on Enough Light:
I recently received a note in the mail that was simultaneously encouraging and discouraging. It was a heartfelt note of thanks from someone for always remembering their elderly relatives (a married couple) each Christmas with…

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Current Events Write-Up: Castro, Trump’s Cabinet, Etc.

I have some links for my current events write-up this week!  I cannot guarantee that I will post a current events write-up every week, but, when I come across something that I think is worth sharing, I will share it. … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Economics, History, Political Philosophy, Politics

Book Write-Up: A Little Book for New Philosophers, by Paul Copan

Paul Copan.  A Little Book for New Philosophers: Why and How to Study Philosophy.  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2016.  See here to purchase the book. Paul Copan teaches philosophy at Palm Beach Atlantic University. As the subtitle of this book … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Atheism, Philosophy, Religion | 2 Comments

Book Write-Up: The Gospel on the Margins, by Michael J. Kok

Michael J. Kok.  The Gospel on the Margins: The Reception of Mark in the Second Century.  Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015.  See here to purchase the book. The second century figure, Papias, has been significant in scholarly, apologetic, and counter-apologetic discussions … Continue reading

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Jonah, the Important Things in Life,and Being Part of Something Larger, with a Mark Driscoll Detour Thrown into the Mix

At church last Sunday, the pastor preached about Jonah.  Two of his insights, in particular, stayed with me during the week. The first insight was that, just because an opportunity opens up that appears beneficial to us, that doesn’t mean … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Politics, Religion

Book Write-Up (Loosely-Speaking): The Bhagavad Gita As It Is

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.  The Bhagavad Gita As It Is.  Second Edition: Revised and Enlarged.  The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, 1983. I was reading The Bhagavad Gita As It Is for my daily devotion over the past few months.  I was … Continue reading

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