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The High Road

In 2010, I was involved in a lengthy crisis where a massively difficult matter was the sort of road one should take in one’s behavior. One can do the right things for the wrong reasons, and one can be on … Continue reading

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All’s Well That Ends Well

A few days ago, I was sent the following update about a longstanding concern of this blog [1] with a request to write about the incident. First, I would like to explain what happened in the author’s words: “Hello brethren, … Continue reading

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A Case Of Mistaken Identity

Several years ago, I was talking to a young woman I was dating at the time, and she kept on hearing bad reports about me from one of her close friends, a young woman whom I had barely met a … Continue reading

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Bon Voyage

One of the facets of my life that I find pretty embarrassing is just how many years go by between the time where I see friends. While I don’t have long absences out of any sort of hostility, unreasonable amounts … Continue reading

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The Ministry Of Hurts

Today, while reading a book (Note: No, it wasn’t any of the three books [1] [2] [3] that I finished today, but another one whose review is forthcoming) I came across the following passage that I thought worthy to share: … Continue reading

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That Does Not Mean What You Think It Means

In the movie The Princess Bride, one of the minor villains of the tale has a consistent gag where everything that the supposed Dread Pirate Roberts does is “inconceivable,” only to be gently reminded by one of his reluctant underlings … Continue reading

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Masked And Anonymous

There are some people who thrive in the conditions of anonymous slander and violence. I know quite a few pepole, for example, who love the anonymous hero of V For Vendetta, with his Guy Fawkes mask and his fanatical devotion … Continue reading

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Psalm 56: Put My Tears Into Your Bottle

Psalm 56 is an example of a psalm in which the superscription tells us some historical context to go along with the psalm. In addition, this psalm suggests some of the way in which God preserves the emotions and information … Continue reading

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Sign Of The Times

This morning I received the following e-mail message (names redacted): We have been asked by Ministerial and Member Services to be careful about sending out prayer requests. Only United Church of God members are meant to receive all of the … Continue reading

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Not Worthy: An Examination Of The Relationship Between Love, Grace, and Works

To paraphrase Winston Churchill, I do not have the time to make this a short post, so I will make this a long one. Since coming to Thailand I have seen a personally new angle on an old problem that … Continue reading

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