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  • RNDL 10:41 on 2017-07-12 Permalink | Reply
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    Review: “In his illuminating Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers, Daniel L. Dreisbach shows how early Americans used the Bible both as an intellectual sourcebook and as a tool for moral instruction. He thinks ‘the Bible was the most authoritative, accessible, and familiar book in eighteenth-century America.’”


  • RNDL 21:46 on 2017-07-07 Permalink | Reply

    The wife speaks at a ladies event tomorrow, and I thought I was just the driver. Looks like I’ll wind up doing a class for some men. Thought I was going to get off this weekend. We’ll enjoy it, however.

  • RNDL 14:22 on 2017-07-05 Permalink | Reply
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    Let us end our days as strong
    as we began, and finish in peace,
    With thanks and joy, with hearty song,
    Glad to reach our sweet release.

  • RNDL 07:48 on 2017-07-05 Permalink | Reply
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    Another cold morning, 47ºF just before 8 am. On cold days, good things happen, too. In God’s earth is abundance, and in his abundant ownership is man’s freedom, and in man’s freedom is opportunity for service and winning souls for eternity.

    Abundance: 1 Corinthians 10.25-26 VOTD

  • RNDL 12:49 on 2017-07-04 Permalink | Reply
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    “Governments do not make ideals, but ideals make governments. This is both historically and logically true. Of course the government can help to sustain ideals and can create institutions through which they can be the better observed, but their source by their very nature is in the people. The people have to bear their own responsibilities. There is no method by which that burden can be shifted to the government. It is not the enactment, but the observance of laws, that creates the character of a nation.” —Calvin Coolidge

    Speech on the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

  • RNDL 07:55 on 2017-07-04 Permalink | Reply

    It’s cold! 46ºF at 8 am this morning. No wonder I stayed in bed just to keep warm for an extra few minutes.

  • RNDL 16:37 on 2017-07-03 Permalink | Reply
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    My Forthright article today. You already know the answer, right? But here’s why.

    Can Facebook replace the church?

    Can Facebook replace the church?

  • RNDL 10:44 on 2017-07-03 Permalink | Reply
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    John LeCarre:

    To quote Charlemagne: “To have another language is to possess a second soul.” He might have added that to teach another language is to implant a second soul.

    Of course, the very business of reconciling these two souls at any serious level requires considerable mental agility. It compels us to be precise, to confront meaning, to think rationally and creatively and never to be satisfied until we’ve hit the equivalent word, or – which also happens – until we’ve recognised that there isn’t one, so hunt for a phrase or circumlocution that does the job.


  • RNDL 08:53 on 2017-07-03 Permalink | Reply

    Body improved, but still losing weight. Cough better, but still hanging on. Mind as unbalanced as ever.

  • RNDL 14:13 on 2017-07-02 Permalink | Reply
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    All in a day’s work. Yesterday, I helped people from São Paulo find the church in Belém do Pará. This morning, I helped people who had moved to São Paulo find a congregation near them.

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