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I, along with hundreds of millions of us, am cautiously breathing with more ease now that the blown out well in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be plugged abating a potential Revelationish plague.  We are being reminded that now that the flow has ceased...

While it is true that birds of a feather do flock together it is also true that flocking together alters our feathers.   Our norms, our standards of what is acceptable, our eating habits, our standards of beauty, our vocabulary and our attitudes toward right and...

I saw the strangest thing this evening.  I was standing at the condiment counter at a McDonalds beside a fairly nicely dressed elderly man who was stuffing his pockets full of those little packets of ketchup, mustard and relish.  Looking right at him I said,...

The fall 2010 Football season began this evening with a battle between the reigning Super Bowl champions verses the oldest quarterback in the league.  You will have to forgive me for what I am about to write because I am a psychology teacher at our...

This morning I read 1 Thessalonians 4 to a class of thirty-six supposed Christian youth average age of about twenty-one.  I don’t know what I expected.  I know I didn’t expect Hallelujahs and Amens but what I did get startled and bewildered me.  Basically what...

This afternoon we stood 140 feet above the Connecticut River in the middle of the King French Bridge.   Since 1932 it has safely aided millions of trucks and cars across its 460 foot span.  It is a thing of beauty.  While we were watching speed...

It is difficult for us who have been born and raised in a Christian culture to understand just how revolutionary was Jesus.   We take for granted the promises of grace and adoption into God’s family. We grow up calling God, “Our Father.”  Early on we...

Most of us have restore dates on our computers.  It is a marvelous feature.  Should we be invaded by some horrible virus that corrupts your system we can restore our system to a previous date when all was well.  More than once this has saved...

When we moved into our home in Massachusetts we discovered the former owner left behind a wonderful old leather-bound set of Encyclopedia Britannica published in 1910.  I learned it was a classic edition.  While doing some research this evening I wondered what scholars thought about...

Jesus had come home.  Sabbath morning the little place of worship was packed with relatives and friends.  Nazareth was a little town.  Most everyone was somehow related and everyone knew everything about everyone.  Rumors about Jesus had set their imaginations on fire.  The room was...