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A Philosophy of Wine

I would suspect that when one drinks wine he must have a little bit to think about it. He spends a few dollars at the grocery store and might not think much. In fact, he may take the wine home … Continue reading

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God Is Fixing Us

It’s been almost 15 years since the 9/11 attacks. This was a devastating and tragic period of time for American history in particular and a widening rift for those most affected, in general. Sermons (such as Carter Conlon’s post-9/11 service), … Continue reading

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Why Be Religious?

I tried to think of some parable or analogy that would best express the situation of religion in modern society. Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) in Either/Or and Harvey Cox (b. 1929) in The Secular City both point to the parable of a clown being … Continue reading

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Philosophy, Sex and the American Decline

I suspect you’ll see the title as hinting that I’m going to talk about the subject of philosophy, perhaps a little bit about the act of sex, and then talk a little more on how these things might contribute to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Wine and Weed

I work in a wine cellar. Five days out of the week I oversee and care for over 100,000 bottles of wine in this cellar. For the short time I have spent with these wines, I have come across bottles that … Continue reading

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The Agnostic

Agnosticism: it has been described to me as not really a position at all. As a matter of fact, it is really an outlook upon matters of immanence (a pesky word that refers to God’s presence in the material world) … Continue reading

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A Letter to “Generation X”

Dear “Twentysomethings,” Times are weird. Some of us are students headed off to begin our respective vocations, while others (though most) have what Douglas Coupland calls “pointless jobs done grudgingly with little applause.” We have no choice but to show … Continue reading

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