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might be more than one, but still, pretty short

Anger Guilty and Not

The American Psychological Association defines “anger” as “an emotion characterized by antagonism toward someone or something you feel has deliberately done you wrong.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church, however, defines “anger” as “a desire for revenge.” (§2302). A desire … Continue reading

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Sign Language

Here is text from the Book of Order of the PC(USA); W-7.1001 to be precise: The church participates in God’s mission in the world through its ministry and worship. Worship presents the reality of the divine rule which God has … Continue reading

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Assessment

Grades are done for the session. In some cases they would be better if the students had done the assigned work. In some cases they would be better if the students had followed the instructions for doing the assignment. In … Continue reading

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Good Good New Year New Year

It’s a kind of double new year today, because according to my goyische calendars, today is Rosh Hashanah, although technically it began last night at 7:07 p.m., at least in Corydon, Indiana. Yesterday was also the first day of Muharram, … Continue reading

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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Our pastor preached on Luke 17:5-10. The disciples want more faith. Jesus tells them a story about what it means to be a servant. It means you don’t set your own agenda, you don’t follow your own preferences or your … Continue reading

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Finals Day

Today was finals day. It’s work to make a test. It ought to reflect the course content, be balanced across the major topics and themes; it ought to steer a middle way between being too detailed and focused on minutiae … Continue reading

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Eternal Word

It seems to me that the way Nicene orthodoxy solves the problem of Jesus being the self-revelation of God (“of one substance with the Father …”) is fundamentally similar to the way Asharite tradition in Islam solves the problem of … Continue reading

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