Category Archives: Seasonal

Why blogging may be spotty for a while

The pastor of my home church has been on sick leave for couple months.  Fortunately, we have a young man taking care of Sunday morning services.  But the people have called upon me for a few things.  This week being … Continue reading

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Terrien-new read for Ash-Valentine’s Day

Joy seems to get chilled out of life by the divisions between people today.  On social media I notice that people obsess about politics and have a hard time remaining “friends” with people on the other side. I miss the kind … Continue reading

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Annual family Christmas Letter-2017

  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all from Dave & Betty Corder. First, for this season of miracles: In April our daughter-in-law, Theresa had life-saving open-heart surgery. It was a long, tense day. She had suffered an … Continue reading

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 year-end reflection after about six years of blogging

What interests me is the foundations of the Judeo-Christian tradition.  The claim that the God the Israelites called YHWH revealed himself to them and made them his people draws me to the Hebrew Scriptures.  The claim that this God further … Continue reading

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Mead-the mother of meaning

Each year around Christmas it has become my habit to read something from Walter Russell Mead’s Yule Blog. Mead usually writes about politics, especially geopolitics. But he is a Christian. And each year he reflects about the meaning of Christmas. … Continue reading

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More on David

I wrapped up my consideration of Joel Baden’s The Historical David.  But I am still thinking about David’s career.  One way of thinking about David is that the Bible uses him as a bad example and as part of the … Continue reading

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Christmas Letter-2016

For unto us a child is born. . . Isaiah 9:6 (and Handel’s Messiah) 2016 news from the Corders Children and grandchildren: Connor turned 8 in August.  This year he has taken up gymnastics, and he is getting better all … Continue reading

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