“So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil.” Solomon’s Methods.. A few years ago, I approached a friend of mine (let’s call him “Bill”) who was just about to retire from public school administration after 30 years in the field. He was planning to spend the first two months..
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Grab Those Irons.. “But the worthless, every one of them will be thrust away like thorns, Because they cannot be taken in hand.. But the man who touches them Must be armed with iron and the shaft of a spear, And they will be completely burned with fire in their place.” A Presbyterian pastor friend manages to go vague,..
You can think whatever you want, as long as we agree… “..While they were celebrating, behold, the men of the city, certain worthless fellows, surrounded the house, pounding the door; and they spoke to the owner of the house, the old man, saying, “Bring out the man who came into your house that we may have relations..
Binge-worthiness here. Two seasons, 12 episodes a season, with, apparently, another season on the way. It’s nice not “knowing” any of the faces, because the acting and the writing speak for themselves. Lots of examples of the “unfinished scene” here — in a good way. A case is delivered. The terrorist thanks his uncle for..
..Including Moderation This might be an odd time to discuss this, (my current Facebook jailing for 7 days), but I actually do understand why social media platforms need to be moderated. If you have ever spent any time among the sort of folks who have absolutely no filter at all, you understand how ugly things..
Prepping for the Huckabee Show A funny, blessed day: yesterday morning, after a little online banking and email correspondence for the farm, I surfed Facebook a little, pondered a few bold points to make with Governor Huckabee on the show that night, and I registered some little micro-chunk of pepper or sesame seed (it couldn’t..
“It’s not the same when we do it” On modern American race relations, I have come to realize I have been too innocent, linear and naïve. I always thought it was a straightforward reality: never judge an individual and certainly never discriminate against an individual based on their broader associations – race, religion, ethnic group,..
Easter, Roundabout In a few weeks, Lord willing, my wife and I will take a first class vacation across the country in celebration of being married thirty years. I look forward to this, inordinately, in much the same way I looked forward to school starting in the fifth grade, and the yearly ritual of new..
You can ask, I guess.. Against my better judgment, I engaged a young “walk-out” correspondent on Facebook. I couldn’t help noticing a striking similarity to a conversation I had with an “Occupy” couple a few years ago. In both cases, the young, earnest protesters were unapologetic for having no idea what they were talking about. ..