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Touches With History

by Glenn on June 11, 2021

I had three touches with history over the Memorial Day weekend. I wasn’t looking for them, but there they were anyway. –1– The first was a book I read over the weekend called The Bomber Mafia, by Malcolm Gladwell (New (…)

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Good News re: COVID-19 (in the U.S.A.)

by Glenn on June 11, 2021

Good news continues to flow in on the COVID-19 front here in The United States. As of Tuesday, June 8, 2021, hospitalizations across the country are down to 16,835 and 171,731,584 Americans have received at least one dose of a (…)

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The Young Messiah

by Glenn on November 26, 2020

Q. Have you watched any good movies lately? A. Actually, I have. I watched the movie, The Young Messiah, on Netflix. Q. What’s it about? A. It’s based on Anne Rice’s novel, Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt. Both the (…)

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The Story of 2020, Part Two

by Glenn on November 26, 2020

Note: A version of the following appeared previously in an email I sent to my congregation this past summer. Previously I wrote about the coronavirus. It’s a difficult disease to manage because you’re contagious before you’re symptomatic, and you may (…)

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The Story of 2020, Part One

by Glenn on November 26, 2020

Note: A version of the following appeared previously in an email I sent to my congregation this past summer. How will you tell the story of this year? Is it a comedy? Is it a tragedy? Does your Christian faith (…)

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The Power of Favor 15 | Chapter 4.2

by Glenn on May 19, 2020

In The Power of Favor, each chapter has references to both Biblical and personal stories to illustrate lessons. If I’m correct, Moses is the 14th reference to a Biblical character as an example of favor. Osteen uses this story to (…)

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Churches Suing the Governor of Oregon | Pt. 2

by Glenn on May 19, 2020

This is an update to this post. A legal battle is underway. The churches suing the governor of the state of Oregon received support from a judge but then the state supreme court put a stay. Who knows how this (…)

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On Churches Suing the Governor of California

by Glenn on May 12, 2020

Ten churches in Oregon are suing Governor Kate Brown over her restrictions on gatherings. I think this is perfectly ridiculous. I am writing this to say so. The article I read may be found here. Background Last week, a motion (…)

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After a Bad Press Conference

by Glenn on May 5, 2020

On Friday, I watched a press conference about the COVID-19 crisis with Oregon Governor Kate Brown. What I understand the governor to have said is that beginning May 15, there are counties within the state where she will relax stay-at-home (…)

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David French on Donald Trump

by Glenn on April 22, 2020

On Sunday, 19 April 2020, David French wrote a provocative editorial on the president, which I think is worth thinking about. He begins with the report of a “horrifying milestone” on April 15, which was the fourth day in a (…)

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The Problem of Resolution

by Glenn on April 13, 2020

I’ve been thinking about the problem of resolution, lately. The idea can be understood with the analogy of a jpg image. Someone sends you an image of something, it makes a big difference whether that file is 56k or 3.5mb (…)

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“The Appropriation of Cultures” by Percival Everett

by Glenn on March 3, 2020

Someone asked me if I had a favorite collection of short stories and I had to admit I was not much of a short story person. But I did tell them I have a favorite short story, “The Appropriation of (…)

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