Monthly Archives: September 2014

Otherworldly Messiah

I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So the life I now live in the body, I live because of the faithfulness of the Son of God, who … Continue reading

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The Character of God

He’s not a perfectionist; He’s a very real Person. It is peculiar to the West to assert absolutes. Other cultures might figure out what we mean by the term “perfect” regardless of language, but ours is the only one that … Continue reading

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Go Forth

On the one hand, I hesitate. Having been through the meatgrinder on religion and the vast ocean of misunderstanding I had to swim through to find peace on the gentle shores, I don’t want others to face that. Every step … Continue reading

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Psalm 17

In Ancient Near Eastern feudalism, one would present before the sovereign emperor a petition against injustice. The natural assumption is not that the Lord doesn’t know, but that He won’t necessarily act if you think you can handle it. Delegation … Continue reading

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Song of Solomon 7

Sometimes it’s all a matter of taste. This chapter is by far the most risqué language in the Bible, but it’s obscured by euphemisms and symbolic references. The groom describes his bride, starting from her feet. Some of the references … Continue reading

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Playing with VMs

I had already been planning to install Debian 7 and CentOS 6 VMs on my Winbox again, when I got a strange email. Some print publisher wanted to grab my two Linux books and publish them. I told them they … Continue reading

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Just My Opinion

As previously noted, we Americans are too hideously wide open to manipulation through guilt. It’s just too easy to use guilt and related negative emotions to restrict our behavior. It’s used in religion and politics alike to shut you up … Continue reading

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Shepherding and the Glimmer

Without that holy glimmer, you aren’t going to understand. The entire universe is under a curse. If you can’t at least humor me on that, I suggest you’ll waste your time reading this blog, because it’s the basic assumption behind … Continue reading

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Actively Non-activist and CompSec

If you are an activist of any sort, I might be able to help you with security. Context: I am not an activist. I am utterly certain that, while we might gain some simulacrum of limited political goals, the system … Continue reading

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Western Guilt

Put on your Social Science reading cap. Perhaps you recognize that a cultural bias can steer genetics. A social milieu creates a bias that offers better survival rates and transference of genes for those who match the dominant social mythology. … Continue reading

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