Monthly Archives: August 2008


Almighty God, father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you most humble and hearty thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness. We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all … Continue reading

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The Case for Palin

McCain chooses Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for V.P. Some initial thoughts about Sarah Palin: Before I begin to make a sympathetic, yet, skeptical defense of Palin, I must say that I will NOT support this ticket. Readers of this blog … Continue reading

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Catholics and Abortion

The debate over whether Catholic priests should give the elements to politicians who openly advocate the murder of the unborn reminds me of the German Catholic priests who willing stood by Hitler’s side in the 1940’s. The latest episode of … Continue reading

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And here comes the Rally for the Republic…

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Ordinary Means

The August edition of the Ordinary Means Podcast discussed the four papers delivered at the General Assembly this year. They analyzed the contribution of each particular speaker on the topic of sacramental efficacy.  However, their pre-disposition to oppose anything associated … Continue reading

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Quote, On Wine

Thus, to remove wine from the Supper is to emasculate it, to rob the needy – yes, to rob those who struggle with alcohol addictions – of the gift of healing life which Christ gives. –Tim Gallant

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Wine means wine by Tim Gallant

On the night He was betrayed, Jesus instituted a very simple rite. Two prayers, two elements: bread and wine. One would think that with such simplicity, we would have no problem following the pattern. But in truth, we do have … Continue reading

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The Gospel for the Community of Saints

The Sabbath worship is generally understood by many to be an evangelistic service. However, the central object of worship is God himself. Since unbelievers are incapable of seeing the majesty of God, the worship is not framed around the unbeliever’s … Continue reading

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Prayer for the Family

O Jesus, our most loving Redeemer, who having come to enlighten the world with Thy teaching and example, didst will to pass the greater part of Thy life in humility and subjection to Mary and Joseph in the poor home … Continue reading

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It’s Biden!

My favorite Biden clip:

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Is John McCain Pro-Life? by Chuck Baldwin

Once again, “pro-life” Christians are doing back flips to try and justify their compromise of the life issue by trying to convince everyone (including themselves) that John McCain is truly pro-life. However, these same people know in their hearts that … Continue reading

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Brazilian girls fight until the end…but gold remains with the USA

“What did I do wrong,” asked the best soccer player in the world Marta after her last chance of scoring. As she looks up to the sky, the referee ends the match. Once again the United States wins the gold … Continue reading

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Obama and the Abortion issue…

In an interview with Christianity Today, Barack Obama said, “I do think that those who diminish the moral elements of the decision aren’t expressing the full reality of it.” And most recently at the Saddleback Church when asked, “at what … Continue reading

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Hurricane Fay dumps buckets of rain in Orlando

Hurricane watch here in Orlando… Update: Strange hurricane turn. We will be having plenty of rain in the next few days. Update #2: Rain level increasing in Orlando. Update #3: After five days, Fay is finally leaving Florida. Lake near … Continue reading

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A Modern Day Church Service…

Thanks to Jeff Meyers.

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Obama only impresses the ignorant…

Douglas Groothuis: America On Line reports this about Obama’s remarks at Saddleback Church this evening, where he appeared with John McCain. Obama said that the country’s greatest moral failure was not doing enough for its underprivileged.”We still don’t abide by … Continue reading

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On Imperialism, Quote

“There was a time, seventy, eighty, a hundred years ago, that we Americans sat here in the western hemisphere, and puzzled over why British imperialists went to places like Iraq and Afghanistan. We viewed that sort of imperial adventurism with … Continue reading

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A Brief Homily on Love

I Corinthians 13 is a spectacular display of poetry. The poetry is so remarkable that young couples are compelled to use it as a part of their wedding ceremony. And that is a reasonable way of using the text; however, … Continue reading

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The Te Deum Prayer

O God, we praise Thee, and acknowledge Thee to be the supreme Lord. Everlasting Father, all the earth worships Thee. All the Angels, the heavens and all angelic powers, All the Cherubim and Seraphim, continuously cry to Thee: Holy, Holy, … Continue reading

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John Robbins dies at 59…

The feisty and pugilistic Presbyterian John Robbins, a committed disciple of the late Dr. Gordon Clark, has died. I first came across Robbins’ audio lectures some years ago, while trying to do some research on Clark’s apologetic methodology and a … Continue reading

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From College to Reformed Theological Seminary: My Journey, Part 3

As college came to a close, I felt more convinced of God’s call to pursue a Master’s Degree at a Reformed Seminary. I had narrowed my search to about five seminaries. Due to the strong influence of R.C. Sproul in … Continue reading

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Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Conference

2009 Pastors Conference: January 5-7, 2009 are the dates for the upcoming conference. “The Church and Her Rivals” is the topic. Doug Wilson, Rich Lusk, Rich Bledsoe, James B. Jordan & Steve Wilkins are the speakers.

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Garota de Ipanema (Girl From Ipanema)

One of my favorite tunes in Bossa Nova is “The Girl From Ipanema.” I was thrilled to find a great recording of Tom Jobim and Joao Gilberto. In 2004, it was one of 50 recordings chosen that year by the … Continue reading

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Theonomy and Mormonism

I first came across the writings of the late Greg Bahnsen in 2002. Since then I have had a theological fascination with the application of Biblical ethics to all of society. God’s unchanging character, as Bahnsen asserted, meant that His … Continue reading

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Raimondo on the Georgia v. Russia war…

The anti-Russian bias of the Western media is really something to behold: “Russia Invades Georgia,” “Russia Attacks Georgia,” and variations thereof have been some of the choice headlines reporting events in the Caucasus, but the reality is not only quite … Continue reading

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Steven Curtis Chapman interviewed by Larry King

Steven Curtis Chapman on the death of his daughter.

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Mrs. Paul in the ICU

Congressman Ron Paul canceled his Monday trip to Victoria to stay with his wife, who was in a Houston hospital intensive care unit after being hospitalized Thursday, a Paul spokesperson reported.

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Charles Reese on the death of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

A Giant is Lost.

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Homeschooling Upheld…

City: Los Angeles, CA August 8, 2008 Homeschooling families throughout California can breathe more easily following a major decision released today in the Rachel L. case by California’s Second District Court of Appeal. In a reversal of its previous decision, … Continue reading

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Prayer for Unity

O God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, our only Savior, the Prince of Peace; Give us grace seriously to lay to heart the great dangers we are in by our unhappy division; take away all hatred and prejudice, … Continue reading

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