Category: Religion

Scopes Trial Eightieth Anniversary

 William  July 21, 2005  0 Comments on Scopes Trial Eightieth Anniversary

Most young people, unless they have seen the 1960 movie Inherit the Wind with Spencer Tracy and Fredrick March, have no inkling of the 1925 trial in Tennessee that became known as the Scopes Monkey Trial. It pitted two of…

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Love Of God, Love Of Man

 William  June 29, 2005  2 Comments on Love Of God, Love Of Man

Doug Mahone at Coffee Swirls had an interesting question asked of him by a friend, which relates to the Mark 12:28-30 passage where Jesus is asked what is the greatest commandment. And one of the scribes came up and heard…

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Reminiscing The Past: The Power Of Renewal

 William  June 24, 2005

This is an essay I wrote on September 11, 2003. It wasn’t written as an anniversary missive, but the events of 9-11 do form the backdrop to the premise, a canvas on which the power of renewal is painted in…

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Usury And Calvin: A Question

 William  June 5, 2005  4 Comments on Usury And Calvin: A Question

I have recently come across some writings that call into biblical question the whole framework of modern economics (re: interest-generating loans without which our current socio-economic structure could not exist). By way of example, this post, What Love Is This?…

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And Now The Pope…

 William  April 1, 2005  4 Comments on And Now The Pope…

Today has been filled with news about the declining health and imminent death of Pope John Paul II. It is an interesting historical juxtiposition for Terri Shiavo to die yesterday and the Pope to be at death’s door today. John…

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God’s Design And Man’s Rebellion

 William  February 20, 2005

Christian and Jews believe that the family, both nuclear and extended, is an institution designed by God for the welfare and continuance of the human race. When God’s design was threatened in the time of Noah, he responded by destroying…

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Gaia Resurgence

 William  January 28, 2005

In the aftermath of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean, references and explanations related to Gaia (Greek goddess of the earth) have gained force and put the unlying heroine of the unsuccessful sci-fi movie Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within back…

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Freedom

 William  November 16, 2004

Yesterday, Adrian Warnock addressed the nature of freedom in discussing the current political leadership in the West along with the policies in the war on terror and toward the Middle East, with a focus on the situation in Iraq. The…

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Ruminations From The Rim: Some Thoughts For A Fall Friday

 William  November 5, 2004  9 Comments on Ruminations From The Rim: Some Thoughts For A Fall Friday

It has been a difficult few months. Looking back, I believe that I have never been as concerned, as spiritually engaged with the world around me, as focused on something I could not control, as I was on this recent…

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It’s Over, Praise God

 William  November 3, 2004

Resolution, one of the great words and actions in life. We have resolution. Now we can get on with the business of living and dealing with the problems that face us. Dear Lord. Thank you for your sustaining grace. Give…

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