Author Archives: Thomas

Honky-Tonk Gospel

While I often listen to music for entertainment, I prefer music that helps me think about the human condition, especially in the light of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. For this, Bob Dylan’s honky-tonk gospel is my main … Continue reading

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Hamartiology is not only flagged by most spellcheckers, it is not even included in some recent dictionaries. On the other hand, searching for it via Google is productive. That’s my day’s summary of the world in 2018.  

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Trump’s UN Speech 2018

Madam President, Mr. Secretary General, world leaders, ambassadors, and distinguished delegates: One year ago, I stood before you for the first time in this grand hall. I addressed the threats facing our world, and I presented a vision to achieve … Continue reading

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Uncovering Sin

Throughout Scripture, seems to me that it is the Holy Spirit who uncovers sin. The devil merely accuses.  Moreover, our own experience agrees with this. God’s uncovering of sin prompts us to repent and to seek our Redeemer. It is … Continue reading

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On Being Human

Someone tweeted a quote of Roger Scruton’s “A Political Philosophy”: If you look at Western societies from the angle of traditional religion you will see a seemingly inexorable flood of desecration, directed not at religious symbols, but at the thing … Continue reading

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The Information Technology Milieu

This short article is a reflection on the field of Information Technology from the perspective of the religious order with which I’m connected.  Information Technology (IT) is defined by programmers and sysadmins, and the management of that talent. The Programmer … Continue reading

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Remarkably True to his Word

Tony Abbott, MP, former Prime Minister of Australia writes: Even 18 months into his presidency, the world is still having trouble coming to grips with Donald Trump, the most unconventional president ever. Still, he’s not a bad dream from which … Continue reading

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