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At Least the Tests Work

By Dennis E. Powell | Aug 03, 2022 at 9:34 PM

Years ago, though in living memory, a phrase was coined. “Too big to fail” meant an institution is of such significance that the government must bail it out no matter what amount of incompetence, mismanagement, or pure corruption has put it at risk. In the intervening decade or two, the meaning of that phrase (along with the meaning of very nearly everything else) has softened. It’s now “too big to go against,” meaning anything whose shortcomings it would be inconvenient to mention.


A Peachy Day

By Timothy R. Butler | Aug 03, 2022 at 8:46 PM

Today’s rain would have altered plans, if today were thirty years ago. Thirty years ago, my family was sitting at a table on pea gravel under our deck eating a meal together, chalk on the concrete foundation proclaiming the venue “Augusta the Third’s” — a pop up eatery in today’s parlance — to celebrate my grandparents’ fiftieth anniversary. And they were ecstatic.


Zippy the Wonder Snail Episode 27: Charge!

Jul 27, 2022 at 9:36 PM

The Zippy Crew returns with musings on Aldi, Cheese, Monkeypox, preaching, Dale Earnhardt and more in an episode as packed as a summer potluck.


A Memory of Paul Sorvino

By Dennis E. Powell | Jul 27, 2022 at 8:44 PM

Paul Sorvino died on Monday at age 83. He was involved in an anecdote that I cherish a little. In some respects it might surprise you.


The Collapse of Truth

By Dennis E. Powell | Jul 20, 2022 at 11:56 PM

Last night I watched an engrossing movie. The Wind Rises was master filmmaker Miyazaki Hayao’s last work (or so he said after its release; there are always rumors of new projects). It is the story of Horikoshi Jiro, the idealistic young engineer who became the chief designer of the famous Mitsubishi A6M, notoriously known as the “Zero,” the most effective Japanese fighter plane of World War II.


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Songs for Our Temple (Week 32: Ps. 94-96)

Pastor Tim guides us through Psalms 94-96, which direct us to think of our security in God even when things are difficult in our lives and the lives of those around us.




This Week’s Reading

Read along with us! Throughout the week, read this week’s Psalms and, as you have insights or questions, please leave them in the comments below! We’ll be here throughout the week interacting with each other on the readings! We’re aiming to read Psalm 94 by Monday, Psalm 95 by Wednesday and Psalm 96 by Friday so that we can discuss all three of them together.

About this Reading Plan

Get the full details on this 2022 Reading Plan through the Psalms by visiting our overview page.

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