Monthly Archives: December 2010

Public Speaking 101

When I was in college, back in the 60s, I took a speech class — Public Speaking 101.  Throughout the semester students were required to write and present to the class various kinds of speeches: informative, entertaining, convincing, etc.  When … Continue reading

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Stephen Colbert And Jesus

Stephen Colbert has built a career on mockery, and his audience loves it.  To them, Colbert projects the impression that he is superior to those he mocks.  And they, like children laughing at the stuffiness of grownups, delight in seeing … Continue reading

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The Lord Is My Shepherd

The 23rd Psalm The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul; He guideth me in straight paths for His … Continue reading

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Fear Of The Lord

Scripture tells us in Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge…”  This proverb, along with minor variations (such as “…is the beginning of wisdom”) is also found in other Bible verses with developed contextual applications.  … Continue reading

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Religion Or Truth?

As a young person, the “outer trappings” of religion turned me off.  Rites and ceremonies are largely symbolic and traditional.  If you don’t understand the meaning of the symbolism or if you don’t relate to the traditions, then the rituals … Continue reading

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Religion Or The Supernatural?

Currently there is a popular bias against traditional Christianity.  The idea of “the separation of church and state” is seen as a fence for keeping the Church out of government.  But the constitution’s only reference to religion is, “Congress shall … Continue reading

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Those Two Things

rewritten from original draft of 2009 (From one of those “I get depressed during the holidays” people.) An Explosion Of Thoughts In a typical newsy Christmas letter, one of my relatives wrote, “The back and forth political ranting is becoming … Continue reading

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