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R.J. Lehman
by | Feb 14, 2014

In watching both the recently released Netflix documentary Mitt, as well as NBC’s putting out to pasture of Jay Leno (again), I was struck by the current cultural attitudes toward those generally perceived as “nice” people. Apart from the hackneyed…

by | Feb 5, 2014

President Obama loves himself some minimum wage banter. The man who never ran so much as a lemonade stand knows more than you about how micro- and macro-economics work, especially as it pertains to small businesses around the country. After…

by | Jan 17, 2014

Twenty years ago today, the 6.7-magnitude Northridge Earthquake struck the San Fernando Valley 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, killing 60, injuring 7,000, and damaging more than 82,000 buildings. The price tag for the quake was a record $20…

by | Jan 6, 2014

Liberty is the prevention of control by others. This requires self-control and, therefore, religious and spiritual influences; education, knowledge, well-being. -Lord Acton It was during my first full year of seminary (circa 2008) at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School that I finally…

by | Jan 14, 2009

Among the many “firsts” the president-elect will bring to the White House, one less-noticed change is how the daily newspapers will address him. That is, by first name on first reference. Breaking with a decades-old tradition, the Associated Press —…

by | Apr 15, 2008

“And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.” — Exodus 15:20 At the climax of the 1984 film Footloose, Kevin Bacon’s…

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