Category Archives: Asperger’s

Church Write-Up: Finding One’s Calling

The pastor at one of the churches that I attended last Sunday was talking about finding one’s calling.  He said that we should be who God made us today rather than trying to be somebody else.  The pastor appealed to … Continue reading

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Movie Write-Up: God’s Not Dead 2

I watched the 2016 Christian movie, God’s Not Dead 2, on Amazon last night.  God’s Not Dead 2 is the sequel to the 2014 movie God’s Not Dead. Here are some items.  In the course of my commentary, I will … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The 5 Secrets to Social Success with Biblical Principles

Dr. Lina W. Liken with Cali Blalock.  The 5 Secrets to Social Success with Biblical Principles.  Bloomington: Westbow Press, 2014.  See here to buy the book. As a person with Asperger’s Syndrome, I can use guidance on how to interact … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Spiritual Companioning

Angela H. Reed, Richard R. Osmer, and Marcus G. Smucker.  Spiritual Companioning: A Guide to Protestant Theology and Practice.  Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015.  See here to purchase the book. Spiritual Companioning is about both one-on-one spiritual relationships and also … Continue reading

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Scattered Ramblings on Following Jesus

At church this morning, the pastor’s Scriptural text was Mark 1:14-20, in which Peter, Andrew, James, and John left the fishing business to follow Jesus and fish for people.  The pastor was saying that we all have to make this … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton

Michael Mott.  The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984. Thomas Merton (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968) was a Trappist monk and a prolific author.  The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton is a comprehensive biography … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Joy of the Gospel, by Pope Francis

Pope Francis.  The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium.  New York: Image, 2013, 2014.  See here to purchase the book. The Joy of the Gospel is primarily about evangelism.  For Pope Francis, this includes sharing one’s faith about God’s love … Continue reading

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Scattered Ramblings on Loving One’s Neighbor and Relationships

III Maccabees is about the attempt by King Ptolemy IV Philopator in the late third century B.C.E. to obliterate the Jews of Egypt, and God’s deliverance of the Jews.  In the course of this plot, God messes with Ptolemy’s brain, … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Like a Flower in Bloom, by Siri Mitchell

Siri Mitchell.  Like a Flower in Bloom.  Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 2015.  See here for Bethany House’s page about the book. Charlotte Withersby lives with her father and her cranky housekeeper in nineteenth century England.  Her father is a botanist, … Continue reading

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More Questions About Clinical Depression

I have been consulting Tony Attwood’s The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome (2007) as a reference.  (Asperger’s Syndrome is a form of autism that includes deficits in socializing.  I have it.)  Attwood makes a statement on page 123 that I … Continue reading

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