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Would you like to see the new munchkin?

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Hunter Aaron Auberg is born — September 26. Mother and Baby are fine. Grammy aged about 3-4 years while in the waiting room. He’s pretty cute. Though still quite young, Hunter has something important he wants to say.

Some people use pepper instead

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

J.R. Miller Christian Conversation 1898 Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. Matthew 12:34 Hence we must get our heart right if we would speak words that are Christlike. A bitter heart cannot give out sweet words nor can an impure heart speak wholesome, pure words. Most people talk too much — […]

Favorite Reader?

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Who’s your favorite reader of books-on-tape? Here’s mine. This is one of his best.

What the President Didn’t Know

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

With Richard Nixon’s scandals, the question became: “What did he know, and when did he know it?” With Barack Obama’s scandals, the question has now become: “What did he decide he didn’t know, and when did he decide he didn’t know it?” We may be willing to excuse him on occasion for not knowing what […]

Trivium Pursuit Sale Extended Through This Week

Monday, October 28th, 2013

This week, with any purchase from the Trivium Pursuit catalog, you will receive (upon request) the following ebooks: 1. Trivium Pursuit’s List of National Contests and Exams Open to Homeschoolers 2. Ancient Literature — Significant Excerpts from the Books of Classical Authors Which You Can Use to Supplement Your History Curriculum — Volume One: Julius […]

Trivium Pursuit is giving away 9 ebooks October 21-27

Monday, October 21st, 2013

This week, with any purchase from the Trivium Pursuit catalog, you will receive (upon request) the following ebooks: 1. Trivium Pursuit’s List of National Contests and Exams Open to Homeschoolers 2. Ancient Literature — Significant Excerpts from the Books of Classical Authors Which You Can Use to Supplement Your History Curriculum — Volume One: Julius […]

The Fallacy of Equivocation

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Equivocation exploits the ambiguity of language by changing the meaning of a word during the course of an argument and using the different meanings to support some conclusion. A word whose meaning is maintained throughout an argument is described as being used univocally. Consider the following argument: How can you be against faith when we […]

Do treaties trump the Constitution?

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

by Harvey Bluedorn There has been much effort in the media to make us believe that treaties supersede the Constitution. But what does the Constitution actually say? The text of the Constitution repeatedly refers to itself as “this constitution.” The sole exception is the wording of the President’s oath of office, where (because the actual […]

The Parting

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Taken from John G. Paton: Missionary to the New Hebrides, an autobiography edited by James Paton (published by The Banner of Truth Trust, 1994, Carlisle, PA). This passage describes John’s departure for Glasgow to begin his missionary internship. My dear father walked with me the first six miles of the way. His counsels and tears […]

The questions should rather be

Friday, October 11th, 2013

J.R. Miller Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. John 16:33 True victory is not found in escaping or evading trials but in rightly meeting and enduring them. The questions should not be, “How can I get out of these worries? How can I get into a place where there shall be […]

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