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Understanding the Constitution of the United States: Article 1 the Legislative Branch, Section 7: The process of making laws:

Section 7: The process of making laws: The making of laws for the nation is a complicated process and in the past congress only two percent of bills became laws. Section seven of the constitution is fairly concise but the … Continue reading

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Dueling Edicts: Esther 8:1-8

Esther 8: 1-8 On that day King Ahasuerus gave to Queen Esther the house of Haman, the enemy of the Jews; and Mordecai came before the king, for Esther had told what he was to her. 2 Then the king … Continue reading

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The Place of Authority 3-2:Byzantium, Triangles and the Quest for Stasis

One of the things I’ve been doing as I took an extended break from my more historical work on the place of authority within society and religion was to do some broader thinking about where this all might be heading … Continue reading

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Goodnight (Promised) Moon

On the great big tube There were blue states And red ones too And a picture of…. A politician who had promised the moon And there were three derrieres sitting on chairs And a donkey in blue and a red … Continue reading

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Something Different: Are We Losing Faith in Religion?

On the front page of yesterday’s Omaha World-Herald the central story was “Are We Losing Faith in Religion?” The article highlights Gallup’s 2012 survey on the Confidence of Institutions which has been taken annually since 1973. To me this is not … Continue reading

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The Place of Authority: A Brief History Part 2: King, Temple and the Prophetic Critique

 So Samuel reported all the words of the LORD to the people who were asking him for a king. He said, “These will be the ways of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and … Continue reading

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