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Fallacies of Race and Culture
So-called "race" is the result of divergent evolution brought about by geographical separation. Peoples who evolve in genetic isolation from other peoples will eventually display different characteristics in regard to skin color, straightness or curliness of hair, folds of skin about the eye or the absence thereof, relative tallness or shortness, etc. In my mind, then, there is nothing in "race" that is of any essence. It is a mere accidental consequence of geographic separation...(Read more)

Discerning God's Work in History
The Second Holocaust is the designation I attach to the Nazi persecution and attempted extermination of the Jews during the Nazi years of power, 1933 to 1945.  I call it the Second Holocaust because the First Holocaust was another point in history where the question of “Where is God?” could only be answered by “Here He is—He is hanging on this cross.”  Place around your neck a chain on which is suspended the figure of an innocent young boy hanging on a gallows, or place around your neck a chain on which is suspended the figure of an innocent 33 year old man hanging on a cross . . .  (Read more)