Career, Plain Speaking, Religion

Occasional Quote of the Day: “The doors of Hell are locked on the inside.”

Eight days after I began work there, as the organization’s first staff member dedicated to supporting its personal computer users, the unionized employees at my local community hospital went on strike. It was February 1, 1990. Early that morning, as instructed, I drove across a picket line for the first time in my life, showing… Continue reading Occasional Quote of the Day: “The doors of Hell are locked on the inside.”

Family, Family Matters, Farming, History, Literature, Religion

In Praise of Proverbs 31

Proverbs 31, the last chapter of the Old Testament Book of Proverbs, has two parts. The first is a recounting, by King Lemuel, of the wisdom imparted to him by his mother. There’s a subtext here, and it’s that men, even future kings, should always listen to Mom and heed her advice, because Mother almost… Continue reading In Praise of Proverbs 31

Family, Religion

Family First: Leviticus 20:10

“And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.” Leviticus 20:10 Yikes. At the risk of being accused of non-originalism, I’d prefer to see that the ultimate penalty isn’t enforced here. But I cannot help thinking that, overall, the… Continue reading Family First: Leviticus 20:10

Politics, Religion

Somehow I Missed the Coverage of This in the US Mainstream Media

German policitians denounce growing violence against Christians. There seems to have been a fairly robust denunciation of growing violence, worldwide, against Christians and against Christian places of worship. Surprisingly, or unsurprisingly, depending on your point of view, this denunciation occurred in the German parliament, and was supported by Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, the Free… Continue reading Somehow I Missed the Coverage of This in the US Mainstream Media