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What is Time?

Time’s Arrows: Scientific Attitudes Toward Time by Richard Morris - A Book Review

In R. Morris, Time’s Arrows: Scientific Attitudes Toward Time (1984), the book’s conclusion is that there has not been much new in…

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Patient Perspective

A Book Review of Paul Kalanitihi, When Breath Becomes Air: What Makes Life Worth Living in the Face of Death (2016)

Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air: What Makes Life Worth Living in the Face of Death (2016) is the story…

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Terror Talk

A Book Review of Jonathan Powell,Terrorists at the Table: Why Negotiating is the Only Way to Peace (2015)

Terrorism is universal in all cultures, in all traditions, in all times. Terrorism is only a means not an end, in human behavior.  When other means are not perceived as effective, terrorism is among the final options.  The only way to…

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The New Jim Crow

Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (2012) is an angry and illuminating description of the current…

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What Do We Know About Bible Values?

A Book Review of John J. Collins, What are Biblical Values? What the Bible Says on Key Ethical Issues (2019)

Adults are puzzled.  Students are skeptical.  Parents are fearful. What can the Bible say that is helpful for ethical discernment and how do we trust the Bible on these subjects?  The Bible appears to many as sexist, violent, homophobic…

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