Monthly Archives: July 2008

On the road again…

Back on Tuesday…

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The Fruitful Vine and the Tasteless Fruit

I am always perplexed at how evangelical ministers minimize the fruitful vines in their midst. Parents who out of conviction believe that children are blessings from the Lord find themselves uncomfortable in most evangelical churches. They are looked upon as … Continue reading

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Silence concerning Jephthah’s sacrifice…

John Currid says that the “author of Judges neither condemns or praises Jephthah’s acts.” If there is silence in the text, then why are so many scholars quick to assume Jephthah’s sacrifice of his daughter as a literal sacrifice of … Continue reading

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The Return of Jephthah

by Giovanni Pellegrini

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Nine Marks? How about two?

Kevin Johnson has a thoughtful critique of the Nine Marks phenomenon. This tends to confirm my thoughts on the emerging trend of many soteriologic calvinistic Baptistic churches to find common ground with southern Presbyterians. And the southern Presbyterians return the … Continue reading

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Crushed by rocks…

What is evident in the book of Judges is the seed theology. The repercussion of the ancient battle begun in Genesis 3:15 permeates Judges in at least two examples (many more could be listed):The evil Abimelech’s head is crushed by … Continue reading

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Preaching at New Life…

I will have the honor of ministering in preaching at New Life Presbyterian this coming Lord’s Day.

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Waltke on Jephtha’s vow…

Bruce Waltke interprets the language of Judges 11 when he speaks of Jephthah’s only daughter “whom he murders (An Old Testament Theology, pg.607).” He argues later that Jephthah breaks the sixth commandment by sacrificing his daughter, which the Prophets condemn … Continue reading

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Finally a dad!

After 41 weeks, God graciously brought to our lives a daughter. O Heavenly Father, I commend my children unto Thee. Be Thou their God and Father; and mercifully supply whatever is wanting in me through frailty or negligence. Strengthen them … Continue reading

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Reading Through Judges

It has been some time since I last read through the book of Judges. I was struck once again by the cyclical nature of Israel’s bold sin of idolatry. What permeates so visibly the nature of the Older Covenant is … Continue reading

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Collect of the Day

O GOD, whose never-failing providence ordereth all things both in heaven and earth; We humbly beseech thee to put away from us all hurtful things, and to give us those things which are profitable for us; through Jesus Christ our … Continue reading

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The McBama ticket

Fom the Bob Barr website: Bob told David Asman that there was no difference between Obama and McCain, calling them the “McBama ticket.” Bob added that the Republican and Democratic candidates are not offering anything of substance to the American … Continue reading

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Dominion and Blogging

Sometimes the best way to have dominion over a blog is not to blog at all. There is too much taking place all at once in my life and blogging is simply not among my priorities. This does not entail … Continue reading

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