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Tim Laitinen
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Changing Times for Corporate Worship
Maybe America's churches could do with a change. After all, we're not so much guiding America any more as we are desperately trying to play catch-up.  We're not leading the crusade for civic morality as much as we are shrugging-off our own moral lapses.  We...

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I Visited America Today
I visited America this afternoon. Have you ever been there? It's really a special kind of place. I was there with about two hundred other Americans to honor 13 fellow citizens who had served in our military.  Yet those veterans had died either homeless, or ...

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Has Your "Long Good-by" Begun?
Have you or a loved one recently been diagnosed with dementia, or with short-term memory loss? Or do you suspect that you might have that condition, or that a loved one might have it?  Are you afraid of what such a diagnosis will mean for you and your famil...

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Driving a Texting Driver Ban Misses Point
Ought there to be a law against it? Last month, the Texas state House of Representatives passed a bill outlawing texting-while-driving (TWD).  The Lone Star State is one of only four remaining that don't specifically criminalize TWD, although distracted dri...

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Let These Bowls You Over
What is this? If I had the hubris of a post-Modern artist, I could claim it as a sculpture that weds two pieces of conventional artisanal functionality from two disparate cultures. But I'm not an artist, and these are merely two bowls, with one set upside-d...

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My Man-Card Must Be Defective
And some people wonder why I'm still not married. Today is supposed to be "International Women's Day," a time to recognize the significant contributions females make to every aspect of life as we know it on this planet. I haven't heard when "International M...

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Briarwood Vice: Mall Cops Dorky No More
Forget Miami, or Chicago, or Detroit. They've got a huge crime problem going on in Birmingham, Alabama.  And no, it's not the entire city of Birmingham that's going to hell-in-a-handbasket.  It's one of the city's largest churches. Briarwood Presbyterian ap...

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Give the King Your Justice, O God
I've gotta be honest:  I don't know who my audience is anymore. When I started this blog, I figured I'd get some readership among liberals who don't generally attend evangelical churches, but don't discount the existence of God, or at least a "god."  I figu...

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My Shortest Blog Essay Ever
You know the adage; "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything." That's why I haven't written a blog entry since January 13.  Today is January 27.  May God give me grace to adjust to America's new reality - if indeed, we are to adjust.

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Don't Let Washington Rule
Oh, the essay's I've written that you haven't read! I've muddled through a couple of different posts for my blog this week that I never finished, and never published.  They were dripping with sarcasm, and heavy with despondency.  They would have probably be...
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