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Capitalism is hated for the same reason Communism is hated

The title comes from a recent revelation. The Mrs. and I trying to sell the restaurant. We’re looking at selling it for hopefully ten thousand less than we bought it for. Despite improvements. Because we were the only people in … Continue reading

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A Sower went out to sow . . . Why?

I think the parable of the sower is often misunderstood, much due to the fact that we are farther and farther from an agricultural society. We’ve spent so many sermons hearing and telling potential disciples that the sower is about becoming a … Continue reading

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Forgiveness Means I’m not out to Hurt You, but . . . not that I’m not Going to Hurt You

Lately, I’ve been noticing a lot of people talk about someone deserving some bad consequence. Whether it’s, “I’m leaving him!” or “That guy needs to find the end of a short rope.” And I’m not excluding myself. I derive satisfaction from … Continue reading

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Was “The Life of Pi” a Cinematic Waste?

“Like Cloud Atlas, the Life of Pi is aesthetically fulfilling and philosophically vapid.” — Mike Duran, “The Aesthetics of Nonsense.” I respect a lot of what Mike Duran thinks. In fact, even in this blog, I thought he had some … Continue reading

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Is It Too Weird to Holy Kiss?

When God began to give me a family, I knew that I wanted it to be an affectionate family. That was easy in the beginning since I wanted to locks me some lips on my wifeses. Then a son came along … Continue reading

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Do We Really Live in a Fallen World?

Hebrews 2:6-18: Things that stand out: man was made lower than the angels (Greek)/God (Hebrew). Crowned with glory. All things are put in subjection to him. Yeshua was made like man, lower than God, crowned with glory. Was Yeshua really … Continue reading

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To Shutdown or Not to Shutdown?

I’ve mostly checked out of politics. I still vote, and I’ll still make a case for how I think something should be, but I’ve concluded that without God the world is going to make bad choices so don’t hold your … Continue reading

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Bearing the Homosexual’s Burden

Why is homosexuality different than so many other sins? Let me be clear. I know avowed gay people. There are some in my family. If you claim that identity, then I love and would like to get to know you. … Continue reading

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Getting shot at does not make you a hero

Do you know why we have different words for “victims” and “heroes”? It’s because they don’t mean the same. I’m thinking about Boston. Now, let me be clear. My heart goes out to the victims, who have suffered because of … Continue reading

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Outliving our Usefulness?

The building I’m looking to rent for the Turtle is old. Out of date. The bathroom looks like it was around in the sixties. That’s the building I actually want. Another has a crack going up the outside wall. Despite … Continue reading

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