Daily Archives: October 18, 2018

Love Freely Given

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Be Careful When Practicing Righteousness – Matthew 6:1

Reading Acts In the next section of the Sermon on the Mount Jesus addresses the practice of righteousness. He told his disciples their righteousness must exceed the Pharisees (5:20) and they must be perfect like their father in heaven is … Continue reading

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Speaking of us little devils… — Vridar

After reading and posting a comment on Greta Christina’s 9 Questions Asked of Atheists… I have just caught up with Mano Singham’s The Morality of Atheists. And Mano’s post is about another post, How a Huguenot philosopher realised that atheists … Continue reading

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Review of: Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy, by David O. Stewart

Regarp Book Blog The ancient Athenian democracy featured a unique political safety valve known as ostracism that allowed for the ten-year exile of any citizen of the polis based solely upon the votes of his fellow citizens. Senators in ancient … Continue reading

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Review of: Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America, by David O. Stewart

Regarp Book Blog One of my favored methods for exploring United States history is through the biographies of American presidents, which often provide a critical lens to their respective eras. I have read books on some eighteen of the forty-four … Continue reading

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Review: Plough Quarterly

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Cover of Autumn 2018 issue of Plough Quarterly It is not my usual custom to review periodicals on this blog, but I decided to make an exception because of an extraordinary publication that has come…

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Gannon Murphy On: To truly know God is to love him. Religion and Piety As a Frame for Knowing God

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Presence and Sacrifice

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Leaving the Curmudgeon Behind

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Almsgiving in Second Temple Judaism

Reading Acts Pirqe Abot 5:10 E “What’s mine is yours and what’s yours is yours”—this is a truly pious man.Pirqe Abot 5:13 A–E There are four traits among people who give charity: (1) he who wants to give but does … Continue reading

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