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Can You Change the Apple without the Core?

by ProfDave, ©2021 (Jun. 28, 2021) — Some years ago, European courts determined that objections to same-sex marriages are “not core Christian beliefs” [Rose, Austin, “Yet More Christians Silenced in Europe…and America,” Crisis Magazine, January 18, 2013].  What, then, are core Christian beliefs?  And, more to the point, who decides what the core beliefs of […]

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The Narrative Game; Post-Truth January 6, 2021

by ProfDave, ©2021  (Jun. 10, 2021) — [Editor’s Note: See previous installments in this series here, here and here.] What really happened on 1/6/21 we will never know.  Or rather, we all know different and opposite things.  Democratic investigations will conclude one thing and Republican investigations another and no “independent” investigation will be trusted, even […]

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Memorial Musings

by ProfDave, ©2021 (May 27, 2021) — Lincoln was a poor prophet. He said we wouldn’t remember what he said, but we would remember what those two armies did at Gettysburg. Ask the average American today what happened at Gettysburg: they will say, “the Gettysburg address.” One more instance of the pen being mightier than […]

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Health Care Reform

by ProfDave, ©2021 (May 18, 2021) — [Editor’s Note: This post was originally written in June 2009; revised May 15, 2021.] There are two things that frighten me about Federal health care.  First, the current administration has no firm ethical foundation for health care.  Secondly, whoever heard of the Federal Government being able to do […]

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Have I got a Hang-up for You!

by ProfDave, ©2021 (May 11, 2021) — “Hang-ups are negative mental attitudes that are used to cope with people or adversity.” For example, anger, control, depression, fear, un-forgiveness, or my personal favorite: escape. In this broken world, when challenges come our way, we easily fall into counterproductive defense mechanisms, patterns of behavior and feeling that […]

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Prayer for America

by ProfDave, ©2021 (May 5, 2021) — In May 6, 2010 I wrote: Pray today – and every day – for our nation. It’s a sad day when prayer is politicized. Since the inauguration the administration’s attitude towards the public recognition of God has been cooling. The NDP Committee (then Franklin Graham, Shirley Dobson and […]