Category: opinion

Sensation grabs attention and attention sells advertising (10 tips for consuming “news”)

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. – Romans 13:8 To be honest, I am a little concerned about my attention span. Or maybe I should say “our” attention span, collectively, because I know it’s not just me. Recently I have found…

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Derek’s handy voting guide

For the Lord gives wisdom;    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright,    he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just    and protects the way of his faithful ones. Proverbs 2:6-8 Attention, friends, for a very important message! I was going to wait and write this…

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Notes from the start of school

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain This morning, as complex and potentially fraught as yesterday’s post, I want to talk about the beginning of this 2020-2021 school year. There are no…

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Some musings around the deception that ties our conscience concerning abortion to partisan politics

Disclaimer: I do not want to tell you how you vote (I myself have a non-partisan, mixed voting record), but I do want to influence how you approach thinking about important issues. This weekend I heard an interview where an “on the fence” voter listed a dozen reasons he was at first inclined to vote…

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