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December 2, 2019

As we finish up another season of Thanksgiving in America, I cannot help but feel thankful.  I sit stuffed to the gills after a series of stunningly bad food choices, having left neither the couch nor my lounge pants since Wednesday evening.  In the dictionary under “c...

November 18, 2019

There is an old religion, all but dead for about 1000 years that used to compete with Christianity in the early Middle Ages.  Manicheanism was a belief in the world as made up of light and dark; good and evil and everything should be viewed from this perspective.  Its...

October 21, 2019

The recent Trump Administration decision to remove the small number of U.S. troops from the Kurdish controlled area of Syria, thereby allowing for Turkey to send in its armed forces to clear and control the area has created a bipartisan uproar in opposition to this mov...

October 7, 2019

There is a persistent meme that comes around frequently on social media.  It is a particular favorite of older conservatives.  It usually looks something like this: 

As is clear from the image this line of thinking claims that Social Security is a pe...

September 23, 2019

The environment has been much in the new this week, what with the “climate strike” protests and all.  It does seem clear that the climate is warming and that this is certainly impacted by human activities.  It also seems clear that the planet is not warming by as much...

September 16, 2019

As Christians we rightly celebrate the Resurrection.  In fact, we should do so daily as it is a concrete reminder of what Christ did to triumph over death and pave the way for our salvation.  Most of the time when we think of “Resurrection”, we do so with joy. There is...

September 9, 2019

Labor Day has come and gone, so that means that it is time for another session of Midweek programming at church.  This fall we are discussing the book Love Without Limits: Jesus’ Radical Vision for Love with No Exceptions.  To start off the discussion, the Pa...

September 2, 2019

Labor Day is the perfect time to discuss the various ways that the government screws over workers in this and most other countries.  There are three main ways governments achieve this dubious goal; central bank activity, minimum wage laws, and trade policy.  Each of th...

August 19, 2019

This past week saw the 50th. Anniversary of the Woodstock music festival.  It is an overused cliché to say this or that event defined a generation but, in this instance, I think it is warranted.  Unfortunately for Boomers this does not bring upon them any credit.  A re...

August 12, 2019

On July 30th. Nick Buoniconti, the hall of fame football player died at the age of 78 of complications from dementia.  He and his family are convinced that it was CTE, developed as a result of his football career. This would mean that he joined a growing list...

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