Daily Archives: September 7, 2018

Good Speech

Originally posted on Clarissa's Blog:
One thing is obvious: Obama can give a darn good speech: “This whole notion that has sprung up recently about Democrats’ need to choose between trying to appeal to white working-class voters, or voters…

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Review: Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream

Originally posted on Bob on Books:
Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, Doris Kearns Goodwin. New York: Open Road Media, 2015 (originally published in 1976). Summary: A biography of the 36th president exploring his ambitions, political skills, and vision, shaped by…

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Should Divrei Torah Take Sides in Political Disputes?

Originally posted on moderntoraleadership:
by Rabbi Aryeh Klapper Teachers of Torah must continually choose between timeliness and timelessness.  Both options are legitimate.  When the political issues of the moment are genuinely important, Torah should have something to say about them…

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Advice to Christian Apologists: Being Wise as Serpents and Innocent as Doves — Douglas Groothuis, Ph.D.

Jesus exhorted us to love God with all our minds (Matthew 22:37-39). Explaining, commending, and defending the Christian worldview is not limited to experts; it is the call of every Christian (1 Peter 3:15-16). Arguing that Christianity is objectively true, … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Pure in Heart – Matthew 5:8

Reading Acts Although purity can refer to ritual cleanliness, Jesus refers to a person who is actually pure in their inner being. The adjective pure (καθαρός) is the word used frequently in the Septuagint to translate “clean” in the Law. … Continue reading

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Current Events Write-Up: 9/7/2018

Here is this week’s Current Events Write-Up.  It is a little earlier this week than usual because I will not be able to write it on Friday evening this week. CounterPunch: “Revised NAFTA Shows Every Sign of Being Another Trump … Continue reading

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Hold Up, Bernie! Stopping BEZOS Requires a Different Approach.

Originally posted on 34justice:
Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos may be the wealthiest person in the history of the world: as of September 6, his net worth is $168 billion. At the same time, his company’s employment practices are terrible. At…

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Thinking of Creation in Elevated and Eschatological Terms with Irenaeus: And Allowing Such Terms to Bring Eternal Perspective to Temporal Realities

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