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About malletteblog

If folks respond and push back, I will continue this blog. I do this to learn, not to teach. While I will defend my positions vigorously I will change them immediately upon evidence they are incorrect. This is how I learn, and I appreciate all efforts to help me not be a fool who learns only by experience.

“But I was in Shock,” The Backstory

Doing a bit of looking at old archives I found the video of the only sermon I ever preached with a license. St. Andrews Church, Fort Worth, Ash Wednesday, 2000. I post it here for the several thousand who have … Continue reading

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On Communion

Having spent a couple of decades reading the works of the contemporaries and immediate successors to the apostles, I find myself in direct contradiction to catholic tradition on the central act of Christian worship, the Eucharist. All churches of the … Continue reading

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

  Special day. Old friend of mine who I went to school with from the 4th grade through high school dropped by. He’s a Coleman lantern collector…though I only found that out recently. Clearly, you’ll get the gist of this … Continue reading

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Cleopatra

  Cleopatra was my mother’s cat, or vice versa.  Hard to tell.  When she was perhaps 10 years old she was hit by a vehicle and her pelvis shattered.  My mother was the most frugal of persons in most things, … Continue reading

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Homoousian: The One Word Behind “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever, Amen”

– Homoousian (/ˌhɒmoʊˈuːsiən/ HOM-oh-OO-see-ən; Ancient Greek: ὁμοούσιος, from the Ancient Greek: ὁμός, homós, “same” and Ancient Greek: οὐσία, ousía, “being”) is a technical theological term used in discussion of the Christian understanding of God as Trinity. The Nicene Creed describes Jesus … Continue reading

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Are you religious?

Are you religious? Yes. What kind? Christian What kind? The kind who believes in Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior. That’s not what I mean. I mean what church do you belong to? The one holy catholic and apostolic church. … Continue reading

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The Day the Music Died

SoundCube recording an immersive soundfield. If you play this recording back correctly, you will hear what you would hear if you were sitting where the device is.   Prolog The CD killed “high fidelity.”  Before turning away in disgust, read a … Continue reading

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