It is difficult to think about the French Alps disaster. It really is. The passengers knew what was happening for long agonizing minutes, and throughout all the panic-induced screaming, first officer Andreas Lubitz let this disaster —one he set into motion —proceed. That is not all, however; there are a number of these mind-numbing issues. Lubitz’ […]

We are beginning Book II 1 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? 3 My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me […]

As children, we laughed at the “Confucius say” jokes. Some of these were bawdy, but all of them were ridiculous —yet still we laughed. As I look back in time, as I recall a few of these jokes, it is hard to explain why we thought they were funny. Perhaps we were still in our […]

I am convinced that a strategy of American politics is to lower national morale to the point where there are only two kinds of voters: those who vote and those who are so disgusted with the fiasco of campaigning that a large percentage refuses to bother. This enables politicians —mostly incumbents, to win reelection multiple […]

Honestly, the fact that 47 GOP senators sent an open letter to the government of Iran does not upset me in the least. The senate is free to communicate its business to the public if it so chooses to do so, although in my judgment, the 47-senators would have demonstrated greater sophistication by addressing the […]

A psalm of David Note: In this psalm, we find God’s promise to comfort those who are merciful to those of our society who are weak. This psalm fits nicely with Matthew 5:7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” My friend Z’s post last Sunday fits nicely with these verses, as […]

From the Latin word universitas, meaning “a whole,” and universitas magistrorum et scholarium, meaning “a community of scholars,” we derive our modern word university. A university is an institution of higher education whereby scholars, through a series of lectures, reading a number of resources, conducting research, and by serious contemplation of one’s focus of study, […]

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