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Is Evil Real?

“LOOK AROUND YOU” by ProfDave, ©2020 (Oct. 29, 2020) — Halloween joke:  What happens when you get behind in your payments to the exorcist?  You get repossessed! (jokes2go.net) Back in the 50’s it was all in good fun.  We moderns laughed at superstition and were embarrassed by references to demon possession in the Bible.  Demons […]

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So What’s a Worldview?

“IT SHOULD GIVE LIFE MEANING” by ProfDave, ©2020 (Oct. 25, 2020) — Is “so what” a worldview?  It might be in the sense that neutral is a gear.   A worldview is a general framework for life.  What is real?  What do you look for and what do you look out for?  Where are you coming […]

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The New Constitution?

“BUILT ON HISTORY” by ProfDave, ©2020 (Oct. 22, 2020) — [Editor’s Note:  The following was originally written on April 30, 2010 and revised October 22, 2020.] Do we need a new one?  Should the Constitution be interpreted as an historical document or a “dynamic” institution?  There is the question of truth, first of all.  The […]

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Election Year III

“THE DIRECTION OF THE NATION” by ProfDave, ©2020 (Oct. 6, 2020) — [Editor’s Note:  Please see Parts I and II of this series here and here, respectively.]  The election year we anticipated in January has gone farther off the rails than anything we could have imagined.  We knew we would be inundated by political ads […]

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An Election Year, Part II

U.S. POLITICS:  “A NEW LOW” by ProfDave, ©2020 (Oct. 3, 2020) — [Editor’s Note:  The following is a continuation from Part 1 here.] Western democracy rests on the Christian doctrine of the Imago Dei, the creation of all mankind in the image of God.  God, not the King, not the parliament, not the judge, not […]

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An Election Year, Part I

“WE NO LONGER HAVE MORAL CONSENSUS IN AMERICA” by ProfDave, ©2020 (Oct. 2, 2020) — Part of me did not look forward to this election year.  I knew there would be a blizzard of political ads, mailings, emails and news nonsense such as we had never seen before.  It made me want to build a […]

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We Need to Pray

“OUR NATION NEEDS IT” by ProfDave, ©2020 (Sep. 24, 2020) — Many communities are involved in Ten Days of Prayer for our nation.  Saturday will be Franklin Graham’s Prayer March in Washington, DC.  Are you praying?  Many of us – and our country’s founders – believe that there is a Higher Power whose providence rules […]