The Vault

This archived con­tent is from mul­ti­ple blogs across mul­ti­ple domains, all cre­at­ed, loved, and even­tu­al­ly aban­doned by me. No, I’m not proud of that, but life goes on, and per­spec­tives change. Per­haps some­thing in the archives will be of val­ue to some­one, and so they shall remain in per­pe­tu­ity. Posts which have been updat­ed for con­tent or style will be moved to a more appro­pri­ate cat­e­go­ry — this is the plan for all posts across the site.

Bounce Sheets and Bugs

A few weeks ago I heard the promis­ing the­o­ry that Bounce brand fab­ric soft­en­er sheets do a won­der­ful job with repelling mos­qui­toes and oth­er insect pests. Turns out it’s, well, bogus. It does, how­ev­er, have some handy uses for odor con­trol. Error happened.

Falling in Love With Boys

In my excur­sions across the web today, I hap­pened upont his quote on a blog: Or, for that mat­ter, where does it say “Thou shalt not fall in love with oth­er boys”? Oh, that’s right, it does­n’t. So why do con­ser­v­a­tive Chris­t­ian groups and par­ents think they have the right to force a young boy into …

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President Makes Choice

Yep, that was the front page head­line on today’s local paper… “Pres­i­dent Makes Choice.” So, did he like choose eggs for break­fast? Did he pick pol­ka dot­ted socks with striped pants? Did he decide to get up on the left side of the bed? And yes, I real­ize the arti­cle was like­ly refer­ring to the Supreme …

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Visitin’ Baptist Temple

After a brief email con­ver­sa­tion with Pas­tor Collins, I vis­it­ed Con­nersville Bap­tist Tem­ple. More than any­thing else, it was­n’t what I was used to. And yet, I loved it, and I hope that my enthu­si­asm remains after vis­it­ing a few more times.  Error happened.

Bring It On

I remem­ber a con­ver­sa­tion with a friend a few months ago. The sub­ject was that of spir­i­tu­al war­fare, against the pow­ers, prin­ci­pal­i­ties, rulers of the dark­ness of this world… And we each held two quite dif­fer­ent view­points.  Error happened.

Animals, Souls — A Note to Myself

Looks like its time for anoth­er jour­ney through the “ani­mals have feel­ings because they have a spir­it, not because they have a soul (which they lack)” lands again… It is an incred­i­bly easy area of the­ol­o­gy to grasp, yet high­ly intel­li­gent athi­ests, well-mean­ing Chris­tians, and most oth­er peo­ple just seem to mess it up regularly… …

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Logo Launches

Cable tele­vi­sion becomes a lit­tle less safe for fam­i­ly val­ues as MTV Net­works launch­es a net­work cel­e­brat­ing the debauch­ery of homo­sex­u­al­i­ty. There was already so much objec­tion­able con­tent on cable tele­vi­sion as it is, does the world real­ly need Logo?

Rick Beckman