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A Little Closer to Midnight

Humanity on the Clock The Doomsday Clock is a metric that is published by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.  This is an organization that is dedicated to reducing the man-made threats that put civilization at risk.  The clock is the estimation of how close the world is to nuclear …

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What Comes After Faith

A Tale of Two Lives The text this week is Luke 16:19-31.  This is the uncomfortable story of the rich man and Lazarus.  The rich man had everything, and Lazarus had nothing.  It’s not that the rich man could not have known about Lazarus, the poor man was barely existing …

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The Utopian Anti-Work Culture

The Godliness of Work Two weeks ago, on Labor Day I published a piece about the anti-labor lobby.  It focused on the various policies that the ostensibly “pro-labor” lobby advocated.  This week I wish to go beyond the policies and dive into a bit of the culture that drives those …

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Repentance is Yours Sayeth the Lord

A Timeless Lesson The text this week is Luke 16:1-13.  This is the story of the dishonest manager and one of my most treasured passages in Scripture.  This is primarily a story of repentance, perhaps the story of repentance.  In this story it is made clear that the manager was …

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9/11/22: Less Free & (Still) Totally Broke

A repost from last year as the nation commemorates another ill-named “Patriot” Day It Was Just Yesterday It hardly seems possible that 21 years have elapsed since the 9/11 attacks.  Many things have changed.  New career paths, the loss of family and friends, a strengthened faith (hopefully!) are just some …

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Lost and Found

We All Need Repentance The text this week is Luke 15:1-10.  This mostly contains two parables about the rejoicing in heaven over those who return in a penitent state.  Notably, these parables occur after the Pharisees were grumbling about Jesus consorting with tax-collectors and sinners.  This is notable because we …

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