Monthly Archives: May 2008

Genesis 32 and Wrestling

This text shatters the misconception of God as a tame father. Indeed as Lewis has penned: “Aslan is no tame lion.” God wrestles with us so as to wake us up from our spiritual slumber. If the spiritual gifts were … Continue reading

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Jacob and Christ

Jacob humbled himself and served Laban so that he could have his bride. Christ humbled himself and served his Father unto death, so that He would receive His bride, the Church.

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Górecki Third Symphony: In search of peace

As I prepare for a sermon this coming Lord’s Day, I have searched for music that would express the peace of being overcome by the power of God. Jacob’s wrestling with God is a war for identity and only God … Continue reading

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Quote, Calvin on adversity

For as all prosperity flows from his goodness, so adversity is either the rod with which he corrects our sins, or the test of our faith and patience. –John Calvin, commentary on Genesis 32.

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God wrestles with Jacob

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The Revolution: A Manifesto

I am slowly reading through Ron Paul’s great New York Time’s best-seller: The Revolution: A Manifesto. The first two chapters argue persuasively about the deep flaws of American policy both at home and abroad. The American government has in many … Continue reading

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A Prayer for the Church

O Gracious Father, we humbly beseech thee for thy holy Catholic Church; that thou wouldest be pleased to fill it with all truth, in all peace. Where it is corrupt, purify it; where in any thing it is amiss, reform … Continue reading

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RTS: My Four Years

Hopefully, in the following weeks I will be posting about my four years at Reformed Theological Seminary. It will be a sketch of my experience and friendships in these last four formative years.

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Update

Graduation day! It has arrived!

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Restoring the definition of religion

Evangelicals, and even some Protestants associate religion with some dangerous Vatican attempt to sneak meritorious works into the gospel. This misunderstanding also stems from the overwhelming abuse done in the name of religion. But this is not a reason to … Continue reading

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Book Review: 100 people who are screwing up America

I did mention in a previous post that Goldberg’s list was shrinking to about 50. After reading through the remaining figures, perhaps I exaggerated. I may agree with 80 names on his list. There are a lot of liberals listed … Continue reading

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The text and the event

Biblical theologians stress rightly the significance of redemptive history. But the events of history can never be divorced from the biblical text. As Waltke argues: “.. texts not only record history but also interpret the events through certain perspectives (Waltke, … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Prince Caspian

In a very celebratory mood, I entered the theater. All is perfect: the end of a long Master’s Degree and a free movie. My first reaction to Prince Caspian came when I heard it was a two hour and forty … Continue reading

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Walter Williams and Environmentalism

Environmentalists’ Wild Predictions

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Books, etc.

With a baby shower in two days, graduation coming in less than two weeks, a baby coming in less than two months, I am in a cleaning mode. I have spent the last 60 minutes sorting through hundreds of books … Continue reading

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Silly Neo-Con Syllogysm

Goldberg’s list of 100 people screwing up America is largely filled with liberals, and rightly so. Nevertheless, what appears to be most conspicuous–in his list–is his detestation of anyone who opposed the war in Iraq. His reasoning follows this simplistic … Continue reading

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The Domestic Church and Unity

Infant baptism is a God-ordained means of ecclesiastical unity.  When children are brought into the covenant of grace through baptism, the washing with water prepares him to live with others who are washed in the fellowship of the Spirit. Little … Continue reading

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Lee Irons on the Law of God

I confess I enjoy reading Lee Iron’s blog. It is one of the thirty blogs I read frequently on my google reader. But my interest in Irons is the interest Libertarians have for Republican propaganda: Once in a while they … Continue reading

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Huebert reviews the Revolution

J.H. Huebert reviews Ron Paul’s New York Times #1 Best-Seller: The Revolution: A Manifesto.

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Prayer, St. Catherine of Siena

You, 0 eternal Trinity, are a deep sea into which, the more I enter, the more I find. And the more I find, the more I seek. 0 abyss, 0 eternal Godhead, 0 sea profound, what more could you give … Continue reading

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Review: Moyers on America

Bill Moyers is an intellectual giant. His seasoned career has taken him to a sort of legendary stage in American journalism. He is poignant, daring, and insightful. In 2004, a compilation of his essays throughout the years was put together … Continue reading

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Ann Coulter says: One down, and two to go…

In one of the political books I am currently reading by Bernard Goldberg entitled 100 people who are screwing up America, he has the audacity to name Ann Coulter among the 100. Perhaps he is right. We do need less … Continue reading

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Ron Paul interviewed by Neil Cavuto

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Clinton may drop out today…

This just in Update:#1 Russert says Obama is the nominee. Update #2 Pundits declare this race is over. Update #3 Clinton to fight on? Update #4 Clinton to drop out on June 15th.

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Quote, Hayek’s Road to Serfdom

We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish.– F. A. Hayek

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Obama vs. Clinton: Indiana and North Carolina.

Neo-conservative Bill Kristol writes in the New York Times op-ed piece that Barack Obama needed to be as angry at Jeremiah Wright’s attack on the United States as he was when Wright disrespected Obama. One way or another, Wright may … Continue reading

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Prayer, Ascension

Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that we who believe Thine only-begotten Son our Redeemer, to have ascended this day into heaven, may ourselves dwell in spirit amid heavenly things. Roman Missal, 6th-8th Century

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A Prayer, Ablaze with the Fire of your Spirit

O Lord, You have mercy on all, take away from me my sins, and mercifully set me ablaze with the fire of Your Holy Spirit. Take away from me the heart of stone, and give me a human heart, a … Continue reading

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Schaaf and Calvin

I was struck when reading a portion of Philip Schaaf’s The Principle of Protestantism. Schaaf defends the Protestant view of Justification by quoting a section of Calvin’s dispute with Osiander in the Institutes.[1] Osiander’s poses the following question: “…whether God … Continue reading

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Screwing up America?

Out of sheer curiosity, I decided to start reading through Bernard Goldberg’s 100 People who are screwing up America. The book begins with a series of articles detailing the trajectory of television in the last 50 years. The author reveals … Continue reading

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