Monthly Archives: April 2010

On-Line Article (s) I Read Today, XXIV

Deluged with inquiries about the ark Adding to our skepticism about the find is (as we have stated before) that the volcanic activity on the mountains of Ararat as well as several earthquakes make it doubtful that even parts of … Continue reading

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Why Ministers Must be Men

Looking forward getting my copy HERE.

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Birthing a New World…

The illustration used by Jesus in John 16:21 carries a far greater weight than a simple analogy to the disciple’s loss, which will take place in a “little while.” The birthing of this “anthropos/man” is the birthing of the New … Continue reading

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On-Line Article (s) I Read Today, XXIII

Thanks be to God for their safe return The 48 students, eight teachers and eight crew members from the Class Afloat school program had left Recife, Brazil, only 10 days before. 
Then their ship capsized, taking all of their possessions: … Continue reading

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See and SEE in John 16:16

NASB “A little while, and you will no longer behold Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me.” John 16:16 The NASB seems to be the only translation that captures this double usage of the word “see” in … Continue reading

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Rushdoonyism…

Rushdoony argues that some people who claim to believe the Bible from cover to cover actually mean they believe in their favorite verses of the Bible. They interpret God and His Christ in light of their favorite bible passages (“God … Continue reading

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T4E…Together for Evolution

Ken Ham has a good piece on the recent joint statement between Reasons to Believe and Biologos.

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Book Review #3: The Search for God and Guinness

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On-Line Article (s) I Read Today, XXII

President Obama Meets Billy Graham by TIME Editors All the presidents needed the prayer. But they also wanted the picture. When Barack Obama visited Billy Graham on Sunday afternoon, he became the 12th president to meet with the famed evangelist … Continue reading

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Sermon/Easter: The Shepherd/King; John 10:22-30

Sermon Audio Manuscript Sermon: People of God, Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! While we profess this great truth in this Resurrection Season, others call it foolishness. The Gospel of the death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Christ is … Continue reading

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Communion Meditation: Strengthened at the Table

Brothers and Sisters, we know that following the great shepherd is our greatest joy. It is not burdensome, but it is light. Our desire to follow after our great shepherd would be useless, unless the Great Shepherd provide food and … Continue reading

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Saturday Psalter: Psalm 98

O Sing a New Song to the Lord

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Debating the New Perspective

In light of John Piper’s  eight-month leave of absence from his ministry beginning in May, Dr. Tom Schreiner will be taking his place in the November debate at ETS. Shreiner will replace Piper in a debate against Bishop of Durham, … Continue reading

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A Brave New World

TableTalk’s April edition features several articles on media, technology, etc. and its affect on our society. Burk Parsons offers a few helpful thoughts in his initial article. He observes how much families have changed. Even their conversations have changed. It … Continue reading

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Summarizing The Federal Vision, Part V

Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV After several preliminary comments, Wilson recommends the Federal Vision Joint Statement. The statement provides a series of points in which all FV proponents are in agreement, and it concludes with some areas in which … Continue reading

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Sheep and Grace

This life as sheep is a secure life; it is an eternal life, but it also a life of perseverance in grace and by grace. Grace is never absent from obedience and faithfulness. If God is gracious to bring us … Continue reading

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Ron Paul takes on Chris Matthew

I saw this video this morning and thought Paul did quite good. There are always things I wish he would have said, but I do not love the man because of his rhetorical abilities, but his philosophy. Speaking of philosophy, … Continue reading

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On-Line Article (s) I Read Today, XXI

Anthony Flew, Philosopher and Ex-Atheist, Dies at 87 by William Grimes Let the Koreans take care of the Koreans by Doug Bandow This is a ludicrous position for both the U.S. and South Korea, six decades after Washington saved a … Continue reading

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The Defeat of a “god”

R.J. Rushdoony summarizes the historical context of the Feast of Dedication in John 10:22: “(Antiochus) believed that He was God on earth. It was common to believe that the incarnation was in the state and in the person of the … Continue reading

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John 20:1-14 Two Fires, Two Communities, One Lord

Sermon Audio Sermon: People of God, Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! C.S. Lewis once wrote: that “Symbols are the natural speech of the soul, a language older and more universal than words.”[1] The gospel of St. John is … Continue reading

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Know Surely…

… that you did not come to Christ because God looked down the corridors of time and saw your free choice, rather, God in His rich mercy poured His grace upon you, so your eyes would be open to see … Continue reading

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Grammar vs. Text

I read this gem from Leithart today: Some commentators claim that John 6 cannot be talking about the Lord’s Supper because the verbs (in vv. 52-59) are aorist. This is very implausible to me. John recorded a discourse of Jesus … Continue reading

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On-Line Article (s) I Read Today, XX

Wheaton Conference Report by William B. Evans That being said, I suspect that no sentient being could come away from the conference without an appreciation for Wright’s rhetorical gifts and power.  I had heard Wright speak in other contexts but … Continue reading

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John Calvin on Impermanence

Thus, in our own day, we see many who voluntarily shut their eyes, and spread the clouds of their doubt, in order to darken the clear light of the Gospel. We see also many light spirits, who fly about in … Continue reading

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Translation of John 10:22-30

See PDF Doc HERE:John 10 22-30 translation This is my rough translation of this Sunday’s gospel lesson for the Fourth Sunday of Easter. I have tried to make it both literal and readable. Please leave any translational or exegetical suggestions … Continue reading

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Video Book Review #2: Evidence Not Seen, A Biography

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Theological Dialogue with N.T. Wright

The entire conference is now available in flash video or mp3 for free.

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Communion Meditation: Eating Around the Right Fire

Brothers and Sisters, Jesus asked the disciples if they had any fish? Any food? Yet unsure of their vocations, they answered “No.” But after eating with Jesus, they knew that they would never answer “No” again. This morning we have … Continue reading

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On-Line Article (s) I Read Today, XIX

Mission Accomplished? Some Dangers in Past-Participle Thinking by Theodore Plantinga What disturbs me the most is not the irony in the name of the newdenomination but the implicit one-upmanship in the names of so many smalldenominations. For example, when a … Continue reading

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Exhortation: Praise Yahweh!

Grace, Mercy, and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. In Psalm 148, the psalmist speaks of the sun and moon and stars. He speaks of armies, of kings, and of peoples. In the beginning … Continue reading

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