Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Limits of Government

They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. Is.2:3-4 What makes a government fundamentally different from a really, really large … Continue reading

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God’s Gender

In Christianity when referring to God, it is obvious enough that ‘Father’ is masculine. But the ‘Spirit’—ah, that is a different matter. ‘Spirit’ in Greek is neuter, but in Hebrew it is FEMININE. Why don’t we start referring to the … Continue reading

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The Cosmos as a Great Mystery

In medieval times the vast majority of folks in Europe were dirt poor, with no opportunity for improvement or even escape (except, perhaps, in the next life). To these peasant folks the power of the King, the Emperor and the … Continue reading

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“A Man’s Got To Know His Limitations”

An extraordinary amount of grief in my life has been caused by beliefs about myself being significantly out of sync with Reality. Hmm, let’s be honest here: beliefs that my knowledge/abilities/good looks/talent/etc. are GREATER than they really are! “A man’s … Continue reading

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