Category Archive: Reflections

Nov 10

Did Jesus Really Change the World?

A reply to Pastor John Ortberg I’m sorry I missed the original publication on 8/13/2012 of “Six Surprising Ways Jesus Changed the World” by Pastor John Ortberg of the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. But the arguments are old ones, they haven’t gotten any better in three months and they deserve a thorough debunking. Again. Did …

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Oct 27

Passing

I can’t say that I ever saw her at her best. To me, she was always mildly befuddled, having left half her personality behind her in better times, when she still had a husband and still recognized her children. I did see her worst: as she lay there, eyes closed, simulating sleep. But this was …

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Oct 13

A Vote For God

Alabama Governor George Wallace once famously said, “There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the Republicans and Democrats.” If you look at the polling numbers between President Obama and his challenger Gov. Mitt Romney, it’s hard to escape that conclusion. How can that be, you ask, if the 2012 election sounds so contentious? I …

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