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The Practicality of Peace

This is an update from a 2018 post. The topic is, sadly, more relevant than ever. The practical case for peace also still stands up better than ever. A Brief History of the Failure of War The single biggest objection to implementing a philosophy of pacifism is that it will …

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Shine On!

Unfashionable to Evangelize The text this week is Matthew 5: 13-20.  This is a continuation of Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount.  It too, like the text last week gives us a glimpse into what a life of faith and grace looks like.  I will focus on the first part of …

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The Myth of Sacrosanct National Borders

Today’s Excuse One of the most trotted out excuses for the US led proxy war in Ukraine is that Ukraine’s borders must be protected.  The territorial integrity of Ukraine must be preserved, at an obviously enormous cost.  Specifically what is meant by this claim is the borders of Ukraine as …

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Be-lief Begets a Be-attitude

Best Sermon…Ever This week’s text is Matthew 5: 1-12.  This is the justly famous Sermon on the Mount.  This is arguably the best sermon ever since it encapsulates so much of what Jesus wants to teach us.  Every point in the sermon is predicated on faith in Jesus as Lord …

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An Open Letter to Raphael Warnock

Dear Mr. Warnock, I truly wish I did not need to write this letter, but the faith in Jesus as Risen Lord that was given to me leaves me no other alternative.  I take as my Scriptural inspiration for this letter 1Tim 5:20, as unpleasant as that task may be. …

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So It Begins

Begin at the Beginning The text for this week is Matthew 4: 12-23.  This is the passage that marks the beginning of Jesus’s earthly ministry and the call of the first apostles.    Jesus chooses to begin His ministry in Galilee.  In fact, He is returning to Galilee after the execution …

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