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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.

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 » • (2125 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 » • (1612 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 » • (1283 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 » • (2611 views)

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Eleven Commandments and the Color 9

ElizabethWarrenby Deana Chadwell    7/28/14
A few days ago a meme that made me chuckle scrolled down my Facebook screen. The text read, “Trying to understand the behavior of some people is like trying smell the color 9.” No kidding. More » • (1096 views)

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How Deep and How Wide

Israelby Deana Chadwell    7/28/14
Israel isn’t just a country. Therein lies the problem in the Middle East. No one seems to be consciously aware that Israel is the pivot around which the whole world spins. More » • (944 views)

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Truth Telling and the Abuse of Language

Languageby Deana Chadwell    7/21/14
I suspect that there’s a certain amount of thought that can rattle around in a human head without the assistance of language – a certain amount of spatial reasoning, perhaps, a baby’s silent attempt to stack his blocks—something is going on in there. More » • (1461 views)

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Illegal Aliens and Crusade 4.75

Crusadesby Deana Chadwell    7/19/14
When news about the crisis at the Mexican border began leaking into the media my first thoughts flew to the Children’s Crusade. This crusade fits on the timeline between the Albigensian Crusade More » • (2051 views)

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A Summer Rant

Flamingby Deana Chadwell    7/8/14
I have a confession to make: I’ve had it with tolerance. There. I said it. It should be noted that I’m confessing to the 21st century definition of the word, not the original meaning. In 1412 the word tolerance came into English from the Old French. More » • (1559 views)

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The Power of Powers

Rockwellby Deana Chadwell    6/5/14
A few times in my life I’ve had the feeling of traveling through time. Once, on a 4th of July, we took a tour of Paul Revere’s house, and standing in his bedroom, I had the distinct sense that I had invaded a living person’s privacy. More » • (1003 views)

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Syllabus — Advanced Racism 401

Syllabusby Deana Chadwell    5/29/14
Welcome to the class. You are to be commended for signing up for such a rigorous course of study, so rigorous in fact that only the intellectual elite, i.e. those who are forward thinking and left of center will be able to handle the content. More » • (1512 views)

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The Ten Commandments Inside Out

TenCommandmentsby Deana Chadwell    5/24/14
Perversity is the name of the game today – not just sexual perversity, although that does seem to be the favorite, but anything that is traditionally right and good and true is mocked, ignored, degraded. More » • (1786 views)

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