The Blue Box Blog
by:
Bob Kinzel

“I just don’t get it.”

Let’s face it, life is frustrating. Much of the time our exasperation and anger erupt because what someone does makes no sense to us. It’s one thing to be outraged by vengeance or robbery, but at least there’s a reason for them. We disapprove, but we understand.


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Make Way for Grace!

One of the beauties of the Psalms is their first person narration of how real people think and live. Psalms are intended for us not merely to read, but to identify with them and then sing them ourselves.


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“You said what?”

Author Mark Twain quipped, “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”


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The Brave New World of Blogging

If you had told me a few months ago that I would be “blogging,” I would have smiled, and advised you to lie down for a while, since I could not have imagined why I would. I doubt anyone is interested in my vacation itinerary, sports opinions, or chili recipe.


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Where have all the leaders gone?

Watching the events of the past few days reminds us that we are only one generation away from the demise of our culture. Worse than the rioting and looting is the fact that they are going unchecked.


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The Barbarians Next Door

Barbarians were nomads who destroyed the remnants of a civilization they could not understand. And there are similarities between today’s political correctness and the barbarians who sacked Rome A.D. 476.


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“We the People. . .”

It all sounds so good. I remember being proud to learn the preamble to the Constitution, and the first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, and the Gettysburg Address. I was grateful to be growing up in a nation that could produce these documents.


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E Pluribus Unum

Hidden in plain sight on our currency is one of our nation’s mottoes. It is from Latin, which most educated people could read in the late 1700’s when it was adopted. It means, simply, “Out of many, one.”


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Keeping the Republic

After the final meetings of the Constitutional Convention, September 17, 1787, Ben Franklin was asked (by Elizabeth Willing Powell, a politically active lady of Philadelphia), “What kind of government have we got, a monarchy or a republic?”


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Beyond Chaos and Kings

We’ve seen that a leadership vacuum leads to chaos (Judges), while unaccountable leadership means abuse of authority (Kings). So what is righteous leadership? Would we know good leaders if we found them?


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