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Deana Chadwell

About Deana Chadwell

I have spent my life teaching young people how to read and write and appreciate the wonder of words. I have worked with high school students and currently teach writing at Pacific Bible College in southern Oregon. I have spent more than forty years studying the Bible, theology, and apologetics and that finds its way into my writing whether I'm blogging about my experiences or my opinions. I have two and a half moldering novels, stacks of essays, hundreds of poems, some which have won state and national prizes. All that writing -- and more keeps popping up -- needs a home with a big plate glass window; it needs air; it needs a conversation. I am also an artist who works with cloth, yarn, beads, gourds, polymer clay, paint, and photography. And I make soap.

The Age of Arrogance

InformationAgeby Deana Chadwell    10/27/14
I think the alternate term is the “Information Age,” and I’m beginning to think that, like Adam and Eve, we weren’t ready for the information we’ve accumulated, and also like our garden couple, it’s made us think we can be like God, which we obviously can’t. More » • (1445 views)

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Apples and Their Tendency to Rot; The Power of the Presidency

RottenApplesby Deana Chadwell    10/21/14
From the beginning America has worked to avoid the tyranny of the monarchy; our forefathers saw up close and personal the disastrous effects of a king gone bad. George III (1738 to 1820) reigned for almost 60 years More » • (3362 views)

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Did No One See this Coming?

HandAndBallby Deana Chadwell    10/14/14
Why Liberals Wear the “What-me-worry?” Face  •  We’re not supposed to worry about what Obamacare will do to the nation, or what Islamic purists will do to us, or whether or not we’ll catch Ebola. We’re not supposed to look far enough ahead to see the damage that unlimited immigration will shred our society. More » • (2060 views)

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Movie Review: Left Behind

LeftBehindby Deana Chadwell    10/6/14
My husband and I rarely go to the movies, but this one had me curious. I had read most of the book and seen the first attempt  (Kirk Cameron) at making a cheesy novel into a major motion picture. At the time that seemed possible More » • (1262 views)

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The Power of Perversity

Classroomby Deana Chadwell    10/6/14
Last week I heard a young woman speak to Rush Limbaugh about the paradigm under which the younger generations operate. Her thesis was that the young have been so trained to feel bad about being white More » • (4664 views)

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Déjà vu of the Worst Kind

DejaVuby Deana Chadwell    9/29/14
Here we are back in Iraq, jets screaming and buildings exploding, fighting the same war we just “finished.” It’s déjà vu of the worst kind; we have been here before, and this recurrent nightmare begs some troubling questions: More » • (1499 views)

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Getting the Government We Deserve

SinkingShipby Deana Chadwell    9/22/14
It’s been heartening of late to watch Democrats scuttling across the deck of the SS Obama, bailing as fast as possible from the sinking ship that is the current administration. Even the most craven of Obama voters are disenchanted with the president and his failed promises. More » • (1660 views)

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The Inside Scoop – One Teacher’s Experience

TeacherBlackboardby Deana Chadwell    9/15/14
Schools across the nation have opened their doors; kids, dressed in their new school duds, carrying their new school backpacks have headed off for another year of learning. Their teachers have lesson plans written, and their rooms decorated.  Many are just as excited as the kids. More » • (2133 views)

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America’s New Gods

NewGodsby Deana Chadwell    9/6/14
A whole new dynasty of deities has descended upon the American people and we are about to experience the wrath of God much as the Northern Kingdom of Israel did in the 8th century B.C. when the Assyrians swept down upon ten of the tribes and carried them off to oblivion. More » • (2110 views)

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Rightly Dividing

CandleOnBookby Deana Chadwell    8/31/14
I have occasionally heard the Bible described as nothing more than some ancient scriblings by a bunch of dead guys. Well, true; it’s ancient – the book of Job probably dates back to c2500 B.C., the writer most decidedly dead. More » • (1611 views)

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The Age of Aquarius?

AgeOfAquariusby Deana Chadwell    8/25/14
On January 1st fourteen years ago the ball dropped in Times Square and the world sailed forth into not only a new year, but a new century and a new millennium. We’re now well into the glorious 21st century and everything is perfect – so perfect that we no longer need controversies – consensus is the only acceptable stance. More » • (1279 views)

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Logic and Leaving it to Beaver

TwoGuysby Deana Chadwell    8/11/14
A while back I posted a video to Facebook – a video of Ryan Anderson explaining with great clarity and precision why it was fair for marriage to be legal only when it involved 1 man and 1 woman. More » • (2607 views)

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