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In The News: Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 hurricane, came ashore in Rockport, Texas on August 26.  It is the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the continuous United States (Wikipedia).  Some areas have received nearly 52” of rain (washingtonpost.com).  No part of … Continue reading

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Paying Taxes

This time of the year can be frustrating.  Documents are gathered.  Receipts are gathered and reviewed.  It is tax season. It is a complicated system.  The government favors or incentivizes certain behavior and business.  Can’t we just go to a … Continue reading

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“Conspicuous Conservation”

Two young economists, Steve and Allison Sexton (twins), argue that the popularity of the Toyota Prius is found in “conspicuous conservation.”  Steve Sexton explains, “The Honda Civic hybrid looks like a regular Honda Civic.  The Ford Escape hybrid looks like … Continue reading

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Jesus Chic

(written in 2004)    On Monday, May 10, 2004, Fox News ran a piece on “Jesus Chic is Latest Fashion Trend.”  They reported that since the release of “The Passion of the Christ,” L.A. boutiques have been “jumping on the Jesus … Continue reading

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In The News: Hezekiah’s Seal

“On Wednesday (December 2, 2015), archaeologists in Jerusalem announced the discovery of a rare biblical-era seal… According to Hebrew University, the inscription reads: ‘Belonging to Hezekiah [son of] Ahaz King of Judah… the back side of the clay imprint of … Continue reading

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In The News: Ben Carson

Presidential candidate Ben Carson has raised much controversy by telling Chuck Todd of NBC’s Meet The Press: “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.  I absolutely would not agree with that.”  Immediately, some … Continue reading

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Eating Together

“These words which I command you today shall be in your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and you shall talk of them when you sit in your house…” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7). The family sitting at the table … Continue reading

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