Category Archives: Atop The Soapbox

general commentary on things real and imagined

Organisation? Movement? Philosophy?

What is the Church? An organisation, movement, or philosophy? Or something else? Read this, then consider. Certainly, the Church should not merely be an organisation. The body does do a lot of the things that an organisation does (e.g. hire … Continue reading

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Encouraging Kids Conflict

Parenting Tip: from time to time, allow your kids to argue – and don’t step in to resolve the conflict. Instead, teach them how to resolve the conflict themselves. Today the kids wanted to watch a DVD. Problem was, they … Continue reading

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Free Credit Cards: Not Free

The credit card I use has no fees (as long as I spend a minimum amount per year), and charges no interest for 60 days. I pay it off within that 60 days (usually much sooner), so I pay exactly … Continue reading

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To all lovers of the English language.

“Along with be, all and go, the construction combining be and like has become a common way of introducing quotations in informal conversation, especially among younger people: “So I’m like, ‘Let’s get out of here!’” As with go, this use of like can also announce a brief … Continue reading

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In the long run

Something that has been on my mind off-and-on over the last few months has been, “where has all the time gone?” I look back over the past decade or two and remember where I thought I’d be by now, and … Continue reading

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