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(Last updated on 22 May 2016) Pious Eye (David M. Hodges) posted responses to some comments on his IVN article: response one, response two, response three, response four.If this post is a review, it may also appear, less nicely formatted … Continue reading

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(Last updated on 22 May 2016) Pious Eye (David M. Hodges) has published “Achieving True Voter Enfranchisement” on the Independent Voter Project’s IVN.If this post is a review, it may also appear, less nicely formatted and typically abridged, on such … Continue reading

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Constitution or Libertarian Party: Which for the Pious?

(Last updated on 31 May 2018) I should note upfront that I am not an official representative of the Constitution Party. Nor have I run my ideas by any official representatives of that party. My reasons for preferring this party … Continue reading

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My Sad Farewell to the Pro-Life Movement

As I began to realize a few days ago, when I spoke of the “Baffling Clash: Pro-Life Leaders v Donald J. Trump,” some of us cannot be part of movements. As someone who believes every person’s inalienable right to life … Continue reading

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Baffling Clash: Pro-Life Leaders v Donald J. Trump

Trump image by Michael Vadon, used under license (CC BY-SA 4.0), via Wikimedia Commons.Today’s “Morning Jolt…with Jim Geraghty” e-mail (free from National Review) contains an interesting passage on the latest Donald Trump controversy. Here it is, as it appears in … Continue reading

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(A)sexual: (A) Weird Documentary

I saw a very strange documentary recently: (A)sexual (directed by Angela Tucker, Arts Engine Inc., 2011). The premise of the film, which takes for granted the contemporary belief that people have innate sexual orientations (inclinations to have sex with persons … Continue reading

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Conservative Abortion-Ban-Exception Delusions

(Last updated on 19 May 2016) Believing true what one wants to be true rather than what actually is true may be a less prevalent phenomenon among conservatives than liberals, but it is certainly not unknown among conservatives. For instance, … Continue reading

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The Carson Option: Viable for Evangelicals?

I just read an interesting document, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and General Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church’s 2001 “Report of the International Theological Dialogue between the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the World Alliance of Reformed Churches” (hereafter, … Continue reading

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Decorated Chaplain Wes Modder threatened by Navy – Take Action. If this post is a review, it may also appear, less nicely formatted and typically abridged, on such other sites as Amazon and GoodReads. If this post has odd gaps … Continue reading

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Christian Bioethics: A Useful Survey

Mitchell, C. Ben, and D. Joy Riley. Christian Bioethics: A Guide for Pastors, Health Care Professionals, and Families. B&H Studies in Biblical Ethics. Daniel R. Heimbach, Series Editor. Nashville: B&H Academic, 2014. 207+xiv pages. ISBN 978-1-4336-7114-2.Christian Bioethics: A Guide for … Continue reading

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Bitesize Rutherford Bio: Something to Chew On

Hannula, Richard M. Samuel Rutherford: Lover of Christ. Bitesize Biographies. Darlington, England: EP Books, 2014. ISBN 978-1-78397-018-6.Richard Hannula’s Samuel Rutherford Bitesize Biography is an excellent brief introduction to Rutherford’s life, thought, and place in history. Suitable either as an easy … Continue reading

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A Month that Will Live in Infamy: October 2014 (Reflection on News in My Local Paper)

IntroductionHaving decided to waste no more effort sending letters to my local paper, the U-T San Diego, I’ve no longer needed to formulate quick responses to “the latest.” This has freed me to indulge my preference for prolonged reflection (also … Continue reading

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Consent: Only Repeated Yeses Will Do, Say State Lawmakers

Image: California State Capitol, courtesy Wikipedia user Coolcaesar (Creative Commons license). The local paper today informed me of my state’s passage of an interesting bill to formally define, in the context of sexual assault investigations on college campuses, what does … Continue reading

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