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Writer, editor, therapist, administrator
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Morgan Guyton’s "How Jesus Saves the World from Us"
I am
leading an adult Sunday school class this month—the topic is Morgan Guyton’s
provocative 2016 book, How Jesus Saves
the World from Us .   My predecessor
chose this item, which offers “12 antidotes to toxic Christianity”.   He thought the material would...
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Partisanship in the Church
An old
friend of called on Christmas Eve and we talked for about half an hour.   The gist of our call involved comparing notes
on political news and current events.   I
can always count on C—and he can count on me—to see issues in exactly the same
way.   Ev...
Partisanship in the Church
Partisanship in the Church
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Thinking of U
If you
believe in heaven, or care to get there, what can you do?   Earn your way with a sufficient number of
sufficiently good works?   Endure
religious rituals carried out with great attention to detail and tradition?   Can you petition a kind, motherly Go...
Thinking of U
Thinking of U
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Xmas
A
couple weeks ago the president kicked off the annual War Against Christmas in
St. Louis by repeating his campaign promise to a boisterous crowd of
supporters: “I told you that we would be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.”   He rebranded the annual “holiday...
Xmas
Xmas
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T is for Total
Of the
five points of Calvinism that form the famous acronym T.U.L.I.P., my favorite
is the first.   “T” is the least
challenging of Calvin’s fivefold response to the Arminian saboteurs of the late
16 th century.   It is the
easiest to demonstrate scientifi...
T is for Total
T is for Total
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Revenue and New Blood
My wife
and I decided to skip church this morning.   It’s a beautiful day, sunny and mild, a rarity in our locale this time
of year.   (We are grateful for global
climate change, at least in December.)   We
will probably spend the afternoon hiking in the wo...
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The haunted house, as depicted in work by H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, and Shirley Jackson.

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Haunted houses in H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, and Shirley Jackson.

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Unreal Estate for Sale or Rent
Our
local Science Fiction/Horror Reading Group is discussing Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House this month.   This short novel was originally published in
1959, and still remains highly influential on the subgenre of haunted house
stories.   Thoug...
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Last in series on Lovecraft, verisimilitude and the post-fact world.
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