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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Week of July 8, 2018 (Taking a Hiatus)

Yo. I'm going to stop writing these for now. When it's time (if it's ever time again), the newsletter blog is here. Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Week of July 1, 2018

“The history of mankind is crowded with evidences proving that physical coercion is not adapted to moral regeneration, and that the sinful dispositions of men can be subdued only by love; that evil can be exterminated only by good; that it is not safe to rely upon the strength of an arm to preserve us from harm; that there is great security in being gentle, long-suffering, and abundant in mercy; that it is only the meek who shall inherit the earth; for those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.”

Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Week of June 24, 2018

Excerpts from a Bill Moyers interview of Joseph Campbell back in the mid-eighties seemed timely. I took this excerpt from the book The Power of Myth:

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Week of June 17, 2018

We're seeing a great dilemma played out before our very eyes. But don't forget that this dilemma, like most dilemmas, is man-made. What do I mean? Are politicians evil for trying to protect a broken system? Are those hopping the border evil or stupid for blatantly breaking the law?

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Week of June 3, 2018

I'm not going to write much this week. Next week's my vacation, and the following week's VBS at NKP; so this week's all about getting caught up so that I can stand getting behind. You know how it is.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Week of May 29, 2018

[Sigh]... Given the continued problem of a cultural concoction of sensationalism and hate, I thought it'd be cool to see if our spiritual ancestors had anything pertinent to say to our social media posting populace. The quick answer is of course not. But some scripture came to mind while stewing upon the question, so here're some guidelines for social media posting from a letter written from Paul to a group in Thessolonica (1 Thessolonians 5).

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Week of May 20, 2018

Busy weeks are a pain, especially when trying to write these weekly things. The longer I wait, the more pressing it is to grab something worth typing. The more pressing it is, the less discerning seems the choice.

Case in point: woke this morning to two stories on the news.