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Chapter 2: Jeremiah’s Rescue

November 26, 2014 0 Comments
Chapter 2: Jeremiah’s Rescue

               Even at three o’clock in the morning, the city of Jerusalem bustled with activity. New pilgrims were arriving daily. Worshippers came to pray, sacrifice and study at the feet of the scribes at all hours of the day and night. Huddled against the chill of the night, Daniel relived the previous day’s events. As […]

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As the Egyptians March Off to Their Doom

November 21, 2014 0 Comments
As the Egyptians March Off to Their Doom

Chapter 1 Continued: As the Egyptians March Off to Their Doom             General Ptah had a reputation for being a glory hunter.  A quarry was loose and he wanted the honor of the kill.  In his late forties and the most capable military leader in Amhose’s command, Ptah would become his replacement should anything […]

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When Students Create Videos to Explain Economics

November 16, 2014 0 Comments
When Students Create Videos to Explain Economics

I teach several introductory economics classes. Over the years, I’ve seen economics courses morph into “drill and kill” computerized online testing gauntlets driven by technology laden textbooks. Aided by the introduction of online e-books that present problem after problem and endless multiple choice questions, many econ courses are transformed into classes students dread rather than […]

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The Clash of Cultures and the Gray Champion

November 12, 2014 0 Comments
The Clash of Cultures and the Gray Champion

The July-August 2010 issue of the American Spectator had an article that caught caught fire among conservatives, especially Rush Limbaugh.  In this issue, there’s an article titled  “America’s Ruling Class and the Perils of Revolution” by Angelo Codevilla.  In that article, Codevilla talked about two groups of people.  One is the “Ruling Class,” those people who have graduated from […]

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Love God, Love Each Other, Serve the World

November 10, 2014 0 Comments
Love God, Love Each Other, Serve the World

In his article, “The Gospel in its Fullness,” Chuck Colson shares this thought that speaks volumes about why Jesus came into the world: One of the things I do when I meet people is ask them, “What is Christianity?” Undoubtedly half will respond, “A relationship with Jesus.” That is wrong. The gospel cannot be merely […]

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Chapter 1 continued: “That Man Must Die!”

November 9, 2014 0 Comments
Chapter 1 continued:  “That Man Must Die!”

“That man must die!  We can’t allow him to say the things he is saying without suffering the wrath of Pharaoh Necho.”  Jehoiakim, King of Judah, glared at the priests and rabbis gathered about him.  Fools!  They had no understanding of the intricacies of international politics.  Without Egypt to protect them from the creeping threat […]

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Chapter One – Jeremiah Enters the Temple

November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Chapter One – Jeremiah Enters the Temple

In the third year of Jehoiakim, King of Judah, the Lord God raised up a Lion from the east, one Nebuchadnezzar.  In that same year, King Nebuchadnezzar led Babylon at a place called Carchemish, and there defeated the Egyptians.  Though he did so in the name of his god, Marduk, the king of the Babylonian […]

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Mastering the Iron of the Culture

November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mastering the Iron of the Culture

Recently, while listening to a Christian radio station, I could tell that the pastor speaking prided himself, and his church, as being well grounded in study of the scripture. I know this because of the following sentence I heard him say, which, to the best of my memory, went like this: “It is especially hard […]

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Prologue to The Brotherhood of the Scroll

November 5, 2014 0 Comments
Prologue to The Brotherhood of the Scroll

Like a serpent’s tongue, the fire flickered hungrily skyward, awaiting its next morsel.    The screams of the last infant only an echo in the crowd’s ears, they watched as the king stepped forth to receive the next baby.  A young mother in a drugged stupor came forth and approached the king, her arms half […]

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Work is Going Online

November 4, 2014 0 Comments
Work is Going Online

In his book, The World is Flat, author Thomas Friedman writes: Every young American today would be wise to think of himself or herself as competing against every young Chinese, Indian, and Brazilian. In Globalization 1.0, countries had to think globally to thrive, or at least survive. In Globalization 2.0, companies had to think globally […]

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