Monthly Archives: February 2010

The Pitfalls of the Reactionary (Part 2)

Ah, but be careful.  Note that I’m talking to myself here.  “Self, don’t make the same mistake and just react to that.  Don’t allow your suspicions to take over.  Don’t take the posture of the cheetah for the next session.  … Continue reading

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The Pitfalls of the Reactionary (Part 1)

The standard definition of the word “react” is “to act upon each other” or “to respond.”  By extension, a “reactionary” (the noun form) is someone who is “extremely conservative politically.”  For our purposes here, let’s extend that beyond the political … Continue reading

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Counsel of Despair (Part Two)

Here’s number two.  I went to a concert Sunday night with some folks from our church.  This was part of a tour of several contemporary Christian bands, all fairly well known.  Great talent (and ear-splitting volume) on display.  Most of … Continue reading

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Counsel of Despair

I’m not sure what the technical definition of this term is but I’m going to take a shot at it and share a couple of troubling examples I’ve come across in recent days.  First, the definition.  A counsel of despair … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with the world?

I was reminded today of a famous quote by the Catholic thinker G. K. Chesterton.  When a newspaper posed the question, “What’s Wrong with World?” Chesterton is said to have written a letter in response:  “Dear Sirs:  I am.  Sincerely … Continue reading

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Wise words from the Italian Stallion

Towards the end of the sermon from Proverbs 31:10-31 this past Sunday, I alluded to the fact that both the husband and the wife were made for the flourishing of the other, that we are meant to complement one another.  To illustrate … Continue reading

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So, why are you blogging anyway?

Good question.  I’m glad you asked.  I began thinking about this as I was considering whether I wanted to join the FaceBook cult movement.  As popular as it is and helpful as it can be, I still just can’t do … Continue reading

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