Monthly Archives: September 2010

Ruth series…

Part 1 and Part 2 of my series entitled The Gospel of Ruth are available to download from wordmp3.com

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Chiasm and Ruth 2:19-22

The chiasm of Ruth 2:19-22 places the blessing of Boaz right at the center. He is the blessed One and He is the One who blessed. Jesus Christ is the One blessed forever by His people, but He is also the … Continue reading

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Nancy Pearcey on Abortion and Science

In her fine article Why Pro-Abortion is Anti -Science, Pearcey says the following: In the past, abortion supporters simply denied that the fetus is human: “It’s just a blob of tissue.” Today, however, due to advances in genetics and DNA, … Continue reading

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On the Problems with Public Education

Terry Jeffrey writes: The greatest problem with primary and secondary education in America today is precisely that it is dominated by government-run schools that people are compelled by force of law to pay for whether they like them or not … Continue reading

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The Tea-Kettle Movement

Thomas Friedman’s critique of the Tea Party Movement is quite valid. The Tea Party offers nothing but slogans. Crying “Capitalism”is not the same as offering a valid program for implementing capitalistic principles. According to Friedman: The Tea Kettle movement can’t … Continue reading

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Classical Education

Greg Strawbridge interviews Douglas Wilson on several pertinent matters concerning classical education. In this interview they discuss how the resurgence of the Christian Classical Education Movement can avoid the syncretism of past classical educational models. Wilson argues that the response … Continue reading

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The Girl from Ipanema: Jim Greeninger, guitar

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Simple and Beautiful Piece: “Spanish Romance”

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On-Line Articles I’ve Read this week, 36

Why not extend Obama’s stimulus tax cuts? How Portion Size adds us to obesity? Christ Coons: Volunteer for Liberation Theology (fascinating article) Time for the GOP to unite Church disciplines 575 members From Wal-Mart Moms: Tough Love for President Obama … Continue reading

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A Hard Day’s Work

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Children and Conversion

My friend Rob Hadding found this gem from Doug: How are we to understand the “conversion” of our children to God? We know they are, like us, descendants of Adam and therefore by nature under the wrath of God. Yet … Continue reading

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Doug Wilson’s Message to the New Calvinists

Doug’s two messages to the New Calvinists…

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What’s wrong with this picture?

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Jew and Gentile

God, in His great mercy, gave us pictures of the New Covenant long ago. In Ruth, Yahweh is already preparing the world for this great cosmic body He is creating. Through the gentleness and comfort of Boaz (2:13), Ruth is … Continue reading

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Circumcision and Baptism

It is important to note that circumcision and baptism are not always direct parallels, yet it is undeniable that there are several parallels between the two rites. Bill Dejong notes: It’s obvious how the waters of baptism are a cleansing … Continue reading

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Grace and Works

Ruth provides us pictures of the gospel. It is the gospel in miniature form. Since all the Bible is inspired ( II Timothy 3), then Ruth provides us a picture of what kind of gospel this is. Ruth 2 provides … Continue reading

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Frédéric Chopin – Prelude in E-Minor (op.28 no. 4)

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Church Membership

Though I do not share the same view on church polity as my baptist brothers, this pastor acted on a fundamental truth that membership is crucial to the life of the Church and that a Church should not tolerate those … Continue reading

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Fast Food Anyone?

In her article on how portion size adds up to obesity, Debra-Lynn Hook writes:| In competition with each other and operating under the philosophy that bigger is better, restaurants often serve up a portion size that is equal to two … Continue reading

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On Psalm 9

Calvin writes: God does not always put a stop to injuries so speedily as we would wish, nor break the attempts of the wicked at the first, but rather withholds and delays his assistance, so that it may seem that … Continue reading

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Are Calvinists comfortable with Calvin?

Calvin writes concerning the Church: “[B]ecause it is now our intention to discuss the visible church, let us learn from the simple title ‘mother’ how useful, indeed how necessary, it is that we should know her. For there is no … Continue reading

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On Worship Posture

My good friend and fellow pastor Rob Hadding pointed me to this great quote from the late David Chilton concerning biblical posture: Rev 7:11-12 The angels too are seen here in this heavenly worship service, encircling the congregation around the Throne and … Continue reading

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We Need Austrian Economics

More common sense:

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Communion Meditation: The Greater Boaz

Brothers and Sisters, the picture of Boaz as provider is precisely the picture we have in Christ. Through Boaz, the line of Naomi will be preserved, but through Christ all those united to him will be preserved. Christ is the … Continue reading

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On-Line Articles I’ve Read this week, 35

A Fresh Take on a Tired Phrase (An excellent piece to start the week) Cuba to Cut 500,000 Workers Delaware Senate Race: The Tea Party Express Fatwas against koran burners Delaware Winner Bashes Cannibalism Why is Switzerland Backing Iran? Power … Continue reading

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Exhortation: A Creedal People

Last week in Sunday school I mentioned that the Creeds play a crucial role in forming us as a people. It shapes the way we think about the Christian world. In particular, the Nicene Creed was formed in a time … Continue reading

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Saturday Psalter is Back!

Psalm 10:16-18; Tune: St. Kilda

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Evangelicals and their “Legacies”

My friend of over 10 years has a few words to say about evangelicals and their legacies…and the comment section adds a few more thoughts and clarification.

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Piano Serenade by Mark Salona

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Piano composition and performance by D. Glas (Douglas Stambler)

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