Monthly Archives: September 2010

Blessed are the Peacemakers

. . . for they shall be called the children of God.”  That is from the beatitudes found in the Sermon on the Mount, and peace-making has been on my mind a lot lately. Perhaps, this is because I havn’t been … Continue reading

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Writing

    When I was about 14, I fell in love with the idea of being a writer. A year or two earlier I had discovered science fiction and found that genre mind expanding to the point of it being akin to a religious experience. It came … Continue reading

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Theology

    Okay, so maybe I am an antinomian – you gotta problem with that?  Most Sunday mornings I attend St. Andrew’s Chapel, R. C. Sproul’s church.  Anybody who knows anything about theology knows that he is Mr. Calvinist. At St. … Continue reading

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Build the Mosque, Burn the Quran

   Though most people are for one and against the other I do not feel that my view about allowing both is some Zen-like paradox. They are both within our constitutional rights. Also, both acts will reveal the true nature of … Continue reading

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Unk

    Today, Sept 10, 2010 would have been Unk’s 90th birthday. Unk, Carl Lundblom, was born in 1920 and was officially a member of what has been termed the “Greatest Generation.” He was named after his father, the Swede who opened the first … Continue reading

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Memories: Abiding in the Past

    I spend a lot of time thinking about the past. At times I’ve felt some shame about this habit of thought–sort of like shame about an addiction. One good friend and mentor has gently chided me about this by stating that he … Continue reading

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Power, Control and Evil

    Around 1985, I read a book by M. Scott Peck, M.D. called People of the Lie. Peck was a highly credentialed psychiatrist with somewhat Christian leanings. An earlier book, The Road Less Traveled, was a blockbuster best seller and was about his personal search … Continue reading

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