Monthly Archives: March 2007

Ron Paul’s letter

Dear friend, Since I announced my candidacy for the Republican nomination for president two weeks ago, the response and activity have been exciting.  Thank you for your enthusiastic support! After the day’s business is complete here in the U.S. House, … Continue reading

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The Need for Continuing Reformation.

One of the slogans of the Reformation has been that the Reformed Church is “always reforming.” ((Semper Reformanda)) This can be a dangerous enterprise, yet, if we pursue it carefully we can be constantly aware of our limitations as scholars, … Continue reading

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The Need for Continuing Reformation

One of the slogans of the Reformation has been that the Reformed Church is “always reforming.”1 This can be a dangerous enterprise, yet, if we pursue it carefully we can be constantly aware of our limitations as scholars, students, and … Continue reading

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The Pope on Hell

In a day of political correctness and religious cowardice, the pope stands firm on the literalness of hell: HELL is a place where sinners really do burn in an everlasting fire, and not just a religious symbol designed to galvanise … Continue reading

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A Review of Leonard Vander Zee’s: Christ, Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper

Vander Zee writes out of a deep sense of grief over the evangelical denial/neglect of the Sacraments. This is what truly drives him to write this informative book. In his own words, “Evangelicals apparently are not very interested in the … Continue reading

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A Review of Leonard Vander Zee’s: Christ, Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper

Vander Zee writes out of a deep sense of grief over the evangelical denial/neglect of the Sacraments. This is what truly drives him to write this informative book. In his own words, “Evangelicals apparently are not very interested in the … Continue reading

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Isaiah to Malachi

This entire week I will be taking a 40 hour class with Professor Bryan Estelle from Westminster Seminary, California. In light of this, I will not be doing much posting.

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Isaiah to Malachi

This entire week I will be taking a 40 hour class with Professor Bryan Estelle from Westminster Seminary, California. In light of this, I will not be doing much posting.

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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, Part XVII, Lewis on true faith

This is my final post in my series on C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity ( All 17  posts on Mere Christianity are found here). I have tried to point some salient features in this timeless classic. I believe I have been … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, Part XVII, Lewis on true faith

This is my final post in my series on C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity ( All 17  posts on Mere Christianity are found here). I have tried to point some salient features in this timeless classic. I believe I have been … Continue reading

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Ron paul for President!

Please let me keep dreaming with Ron Paul as my president in 2008. After all, when was the last time you have EVER heard a presidential candidate being asked why he wants to run for president and hear this answer: … Continue reading

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Ron Paul for President!

Please let me keep dreaming with Ron Paul as my president in 2008. After all, when was the last time you have EVER heard a presidential candidate being asked why he wants to run for president and hear this answer: … Continue reading

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The Incorrigible Son and the Implications for our Modern Era, CONCLUSION

The uniqueness of this passage is that there is no crying mentioned or regrets. The assumption is that crying has already taken place, an attempt to find reconciliation has taken place, and since all that has failed, the final option … Continue reading

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Henry Nouwen on Ministering…

I am a profound admirer of Henry Nouwen. His reflections on the ministry have been life-transforming to me; perhaps this quote may do the same for you: More and more, the desire grows in me simply to walk around, greet … Continue reading

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Quote on Theonomy

Some have tried to argue that Christ only upholds the continuing validity of the Decalogue; yet this cannot be the case, as the judicial case laws are expositions of the moral law (for example, we need to go to the … Continue reading

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Quote on Theonomy #1

Some have tried to argue that Christ only upholds the continuing validity of the Decalogue; yet this cannot be the case, as the judicial case laws are expositions of the moral law (for example, we need to go to the … Continue reading

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Henry Nouwen on Ministering…

I am a profound admirer of Henry Nouwen. His reflections on the ministry have been life-transforming to me; perhaps this quote may do the same for you: More and more, the desire grows in me simply to walk around, greet … Continue reading

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Exegetical Notebook

One of the great papers we have to write in Greek Exegesis is a an Exegetical Notebook. This notebook follows a litany of comprehensive questions regarding a particular pericope in Galatians. I have chosen Galatians 4:6-7: And because you are … Continue reading

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The Incorrigible Son and the Implications for our Modern Era, Conclusion

The uniqueness of this passage is that there is no crying mentioned or regrets. The assumption is that crying has already taken place, an attempt to find reconciliation has taken place, and since all that has failed, the final option … Continue reading

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Exegetical Notebook

One of the great papers we have to write in Greek Exegesis is an Exegetical Notebook. This notebook follows a litany of comprehensive questions regarding a particular pericope in Galatians. I have chosen Galatians 4:6-7: And because you are sons, … Continue reading

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The Incorrigible Son and the Implications for our Modern Era, Part III

Let us turn our attention to the text itself. This law in Deuteronomy 21 gives the classic formulation for a case law, “if…then.” If this happens, this is the necessary consequence according to God’s Law. ((The penalties for adultery and … Continue reading

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The Incorrigible Son and the Implications for our Modern Era, Part III

Let us turn our attention to the text itself. This law in Deuteronomy 21 gives the classic formulation for a case law, “if…then.” If this happens, this is the necessary consequence according to God’s Law.1 Here are a few preliminary … Continue reading

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Dr. Ridderbos dies…

Dutch New Testament scholar Herman Ridderbos has died. Read about his life and death.

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Herman Ridderbos Dies…

Dutch New Testament scholar Herman Ridderbos has died. Read about his life and death.

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Good clean laughs…

Gene Cook interviewed comedian Tim Hawkins. I checked out his site and saw some of the samples he had there. Here’s some good clean humor.

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The Incorrigible Son and the Implications for our Modern Era, Part II

After Noah landed, a new constitution was written for this new people in a new land. Before the flood God told Adam to be a) fruitful and multiply ((Genesis 1:28.)) b) to eat of all the trees, except the tree … Continue reading

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The Incorrigible Son and the Implications for our Modern Era, Part II

After Noah landed, a new constitution was written for this new people in a new land. Before the flood God told Adam to be a) fruitful and multiply1 b) to eat of all the trees, except the tree of good … Continue reading

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A Couple Laughs A Day…

Gene Cook interviewed comedian Tim Hawkins. I checked out his site and saw some of the samples he had there. Here’s some good clean humor.

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The Incorrigible Son and the Implications for our Modern Era, Part I

The purpose of this paper is to affirm that the incorrigible son is worthy of death[1] in the New Covenant. After years of despicable rulings sending juvenile delinquents back home with their parents (who fear for their lives) or to … Continue reading

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The Incorrigible Son and the Implications for our Modern Era, Introduction

As a theonomist/theocrat, nothing is more critical than establishing a Biblical view of ethics. Throughout the Reformation, sermons were preached in Geneva 1 and in other parts of Europe attempting to establish an ethical system that would faithfully represent all of … Continue reading

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