Category Archives: Regular Post

Considering Robert Ingersoll, “the Great Agnostic”

 On August 11, 1833, John Ingersoll, a Christian pastor, and his wife Mary became the proud parents of a baby boy, whom they named Robert Green. In spite of being born into a pious home in a small upstate New … Continue reading

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“Barefoot Gen”

Tomorrow, August 6, is the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. When the bomb exploded at 8:15 on that hot August morning in 1945, Keiji Nakazawa was on his way to school in Hiroshima Even though his father, … Continue reading

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Food for the Hungry

Earlier this month I wrote about the problem of domestic hunger in the U.S. Today I am writing about the problem of hunger in the poorer countries of the world and about combatting that serious and ongoing problem. For a … Continue reading

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Trayvon and Abdulrahman

The name Trayvon, sadly, has become a household name in the U.S., and elsewhere. But many of you may not know the name Abdulrahman. Both young men, though, were U.S. citizens born in 1995, and both were tragically killed – … Continue reading

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“The Glad River”

“There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.” These words of Psalm 46:4 (KJV) are cited on page 291 of Will D. Campbell’s “The … Continue reading

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Aren’t You Hungry?

For several years up until 1986 Burger King’s main advertising slogan was “Aren’t You Hungry?” The mug in the picture is said to be from the 1970s – and if you happen to have such a mug you’ll be happy … Continue reading

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In Praise of Toyohiko Kagawa

He is no longer well known in the U.S., but there was a time, especially up to the early 1940s, when Toyohiko Kagawa was the best known Japanese in America, except for Emperor Hirohito. Kagawa was born 125 years ago … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Ninth of July

Yesterday was Independence Day in the U.S., but the Fourth of July is not one of my favorite holidays. For various reasons. But partly because the original Declaration of Independence, which was ratified on July 4, 1776, was the declaration … Continue reading

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“Failed Prophecies, Glorious Hopes”

Rchard Rorty was an American philosopher who is not well known outside of academic circles. I certainly have not read him extensively and do not know a lot about him. But I have recently read, and have been impressed with, … Continue reading

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A Special Grandchild

Every child and grandchild is special in his or her own way. June and I have four children and seven grandchildren, and we think that each one is special. This article is about our special grandchild Naomi Kei Seat. Naomi … Continue reading

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