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About hansston

Pastor a church in Sparta.

Into Holland

On Monday August 21 we left for Venice from Saint Louis. I am writing about Wednesday September 6 as we head into Holland. We are moving towards Monday September 9 (writing this Dec. 13) when we will board the plane … Continue reading

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Logos

Inspired by the “Marine Way of War” I am starting a reading/study session at my house this Friday at 7:00. I have read over the years of the pregnant meaning that went with the word Logos that John uses to … Continue reading

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Into Germany

Saturday September 2 we arose early and headed for the train station. We hit our first train problem, a breakdown and long-term repair forced us from the train to a bus and then back onto the train. We arrived into … Continue reading

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Youth Literature, Dystopian Future

…Except the future is now. Robert Tracinski makes this point in an essay entitled: “We Live in the Dystopian Future Young Adult Fiction Warned Us About”. Here are his eleven bullet points: 1. Speech Codes 2. Mobs Enforcing Vague and … Continue reading

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Great Insight

Mathew Continetti wrote a great piece entitled “The American Earthquake”.  Here is one quote of many good ones: Finally, there is the ongoing decline of religion. Five decades ago, Kristol called this “the most profound change of all.” Today, the … Continue reading

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Zagreb to Zurich to Lucerne

On the train again! Early morning departure has us backpacking to the station and onto the train, even found a coffee stand with “coffee to go”; a new sales tactic for Europe. Saying our goodbye to Croatia as the train … Continue reading

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Wednesday in Zagreb

Joan and I got up, made coffee and then I tried to get the water heater to work. I learned how these small water heaters work from our stay in Dubrovnik; but I couldn’t get this one to work so … Continue reading

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