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Ten Laws of Excellent Speech

Someone gave this to me years ago, I don’t recall where I saw it first.  I’ve never seen the book to which it is attributed, so I hope it is cited accurately.  In any event, it is worthwhile, and if … Continue reading

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A Disputatious Turn

There was another bookish lad in the town, John Collins by name, with whom I was intimately acquainted. We sometimes disputed, and very fond we were of argument, and very desirous of confuting one another, which disputatious turn, by the … Continue reading

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Entreating a Brother, or Ranting?

How would arrested and tortured brothers and sisters feel about seeing Christians comparing other Christians to secret police? I feel like weeping. Please stop. Continue reading

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Hiding the Evidence

Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. -George Eliot Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man … Continue reading

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Biblical Blogging

Continuing to clear out my notes of things I’ve meant to get around to, here’s two articles on how we should interact on the ‘net if we are Christians.  First: When it comes to the things we say on the … Continue reading

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Sound and Fury

So, thank you, Andre Parker. You started something, others joined in, and we all had a good laugh. But though it was kind of dumb, you didn’t do anything really wrong or harmful, and you gave us a nice object lesson. Continue reading

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“OMG” — and Other Ways Christians Take God’s Name in Vain

“OMG”, “In Jesus’ Name,” “I’ll pray for you,” “God told me,” “God gave me peace.” We say so many things so casually…. Continue reading

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