Monthly Archives: August 2014

Bullet Trains

For years there’s been talk in our area of building “bullet trains”—trains that run in excess of 200 miles per hour. Talk centers around three different routes: Downtown Fort Worth to Downtown Dallas, Dallas to Houston, and the I-35 corridor … Continue reading

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Ask in My Name

Our Sunday School class the other day was based on the first 26 verses of John 14. We had a lively discussion on the Trinity, which, of course, no one among us understands fully. We talked about how we have … Continue reading

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Abuse of Political Power

In Czarist Russia, it was common for people out of favor with the czar to be put in prison or sent to Siberia—or just summarily executed. When the Bolsheviks took over in 1917 and set up the U.S.S.R., the practice … Continue reading

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How Great Thou Art

Someone gave me a two-book series book called ­Then Sings My Soul, written by Robert J. Morgan. In the book, he gives background information on the authors of various hymns and the circumstances of their emergence into public acceptance. I … Continue reading

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Empathy for Whom?

I live in the most conservative urban county in one of the most conservative states in the country. I shouldn’t have to worry about out-of-control spending in local government, should I? Surely the city leaders in Fort Worth must have … Continue reading

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Free Will Versus Sovereignty

As a part of the discussion in our Sunday School class Sunday, our teacher drew a continuum line on the board with “Free Will” at one end and “Sovereignty” at the other. The discussion centered on the idea that total … Continue reading

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In Support of Art?

Anyone who read last Friday’s blog knows that I love Western art. Mountains, mesas, cowboys on horses, cattle drives, rugged canyons with lakes or rivers in them. I love all of that. I’m not so big on fuzzy pictures that … Continue reading

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