Monthly Archives: April 2007

Partial Birth Abortion banned…not really!

I have often wondered how much Christians have surrendered their ethics to the ethics of this world. It has been so long since God’s Word prevailed, that we have lost sight of what is right and what is wrong, being … Continue reading

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The Nature of the New Covenant and Its Progressive Fulfillment in History, Final Post

Pratt summarizes the covenantal expectation: “We can have confidence that when Christ returns in glory, everyone in the new creation after Christ’s return will have the law of God written on his or her heart. We will all love and … Continue reading

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The Nature of the New Covenant and Its Progressive Fulfillment in History, Part 3

Dr. Richard Pratt has written a significant paper on Jeremiah 31:31-34, ((I will be borrowing unashamedly from this great article in the latter part of this paper. Dr. Richard Pratt, JEREMIAH 31: INFANT BAPTISM IN THE NEW COVENANT, IIIM Magazine … Continue reading

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The Nature of the New Covenant and Its Progressive Fulfillment in History, Part 2

Continuing… A closer look at the text will reveal some salient features that define the nature of this New Covenant. Jeremiah 31:31-34 reads: Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the … Continue reading

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The Nature of the New Covenant and Its Progressive Fulfillment in History, Part 1

The New Covenant confirms God’s faithfulness to His people. Jeremiah 31:31-34 is the most consequential prophecy made by the prophet Jeremiah. In this passage the Lord declares that there will be a time when all Israel will know Him, from … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 31 and the New Covenant

The prophet Jeremiah spoke of a day when the law would be written in the hearts of men and that the people of Israel would obey their God faithfully. The New Covenant of Jeremiah 31:31-34 is the crucial foundation to … Continue reading

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The Just War Theory and the War in Iraq

Note: It has been over two years since I wrote this paper for a class in History of Christianity. Even at that time, I had some serious doubts over the war in Iraq. Since then, my ideas have become concrete … Continue reading

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Ron Paul’s future…

A fifth place on the Iowa straw poll is indeed incredible. I must confess, however, as an eternal optimist, that a third place would have been even better. Nevertheless, when you spend so little in a straw poll and when … Continue reading

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Apologizing is not enough!

Imus just could not apologize enough. CBS announced Thursday that it has fired Don Imus from his radio program, following a week of uproar over the radio host’s derogatory comments about the Rutgers women’s basketball team. ((CBSNEWS)) This was expected … Continue reading

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A pleasant dinner…

Last evening we enjoyed a pleasant dinner with our neighbor. He was full of energy and delighted to have a dinner with someone, rather than himself. As some of you may know from previous journal entries, my dear friend Tom … Continue reading

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Why Am I not surprised?

The “great” scholars are now are backtracking on their claims concerning the “Empty Tomb.” See article here.

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Don Imus…apologize again.

There is much that can be said regarding Don Imus’ incident, but in this brief assessment I will keep my comments to some general ideas that surface behind the scenes. Imus’ words were unfortunate, but beyond unfortunate, they were said … Continue reading

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Resources in Word Format

These are articles that have already been posted on the blog. I am making them more accessible via word format. A Reformational Comparison of Calvin and Luther’s Sacramentology i nWord Format calvin-and-luther-compared-this-is-my-body.doc The Incorrigible Son in Word Format the-incorrigible-son.doc A … Continue reading

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Resurrection Sunday

After a glorious Sunday liturgy and preaching, we had a fabulous meal with the most sublime wine and very pleasant fellowship. He is risen!

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Resurrection Sunday

The commemoration of our Lord’s physical resurrection from the dead provides not only the crucial resolution to the Passion story, but to several liturgical themes stretching back over the past two months. Easter ends the seventy days of Babylonian exile … Continue reading

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Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday ((Artist and description)) (Also known as Black Saturday.) A day of silence and prayer which commemorates the dead Christ in the tomb. No Mass is celebrated. In cases of the danger of death, Eucharistic Hosts remaining from the … Continue reading

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The Last Supper

Last evening my wife and I were part of our first Maundy Thursday Service at our Presbyterian congregation. I led the service through hymns and our pastor prepared the people to eat and drink of Christ. At the end, we … Continue reading

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Good Friday

“Good Friday, the second day of the Triduum, is the solemn remembrance of Jesus’ death on the cross. The name “Good Friday” is a corruption of “God’s Friday,” although the term is a very fitting one since the Lord’s death … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday Schedule

This morning  I took my Greek exam for Exegesis class with Professor Chuck Hill. By God’s grace, I was well prepared. I have a few hours to work on my sermon which I will be preaching this afternoon. It is … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday

26:1 When Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples, 2 “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.” 3 Then the chief … Continue reading

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Better Than a Sleeping Pill: Republican Candidates to Debate

Will they justify what President Bush’s last 6 years or will they come up with a plan to save the Republican Party?  Will any dare to talk about the level of corruption that has taken over the GOP in a … Continue reading

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Presidential Debate

I am pleased to inform that in one month,  Ron Paul will be among 9 Republican candidates debating at the Reagan Presidential Library. The debate will be on May 3rd.First GOP Presidential Debate

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On Religious Days and the Sabbath…

One certain extreme we take concerning the Church Calendar is to assume that it is so popish that it does not belong within the Reformed Church. In this view (taken by some in the Scottish Presbyterian tradition) the church calendar … Continue reading

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What Should Be a Culture of Enterprise in a Age of Globalization?

Thomas Woods speaks at the Cato Institute. See Audio or video of the lecture

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Recording

Using Bruce Metzger’s: Lexical Aids for Students of the New Testament Greek, I have recorded all words occurring 500 times or more to words occurring 50-55 times. To download: CLICK HERE

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Bill Maher the Libertarian

Bill Maher brought on the show the honorable Ron Paul. Bill has considered himself a libertarian for years. But the truth is Maher is no more a libertarian than George Bush is a conservative. This is a fundamental issue that … Continue reading

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Holiness and the Sabbath

The Sabbath is a consecrated day to the Lord. In the Sabbath we are lifted to the heavenlies, while experiencing joy in creation. ((We also taste of the gracious gift of creation in the garden)) It is inextricably connected with … Continue reading

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