Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Not a Primitive Philosophy

Will Willimon writing for the Christian Century asserts that truthfulness is most clearly seen in its practical force. “How shall they know you are my disciples? When you love one another.” This was Jesus’ simple response. At the same time we … Continue reading

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Dracula fish

Since I am persevering through  Bram Stoker’s Dracula, I found this little discovery quite fascinating.

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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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Bold Truth…

On this past Sunday, I observed in my sermon that truth telling is necessary, but most of the life of the early church was in truth living. The saints did not spend most of their time proclaiming truth, rather, they … Continue reading

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Books, etc.

With a baby shower in two days, graduation coming in less than two weeks, a baby coming in less than two months, I am in a cleaning mode. I have spent the last 60 minutes sorting through hundreds of books … Continue reading

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Bart Ehrman’s argument…

I heard some portions of the Ehrman/Wallace debate. Here is a major argumentation for Ehrman’s theory that the Bible cannot be trustworthy: a) There are about 400,000 variants in the Greek text. b) The Greek text contains less than 200,000 … Continue reading

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The Future of Justification and Proper Engagement, Part 1

Editor’s Note: I would like to begin blogging through Piper’s book. I have no intention to be thorough, but merely to offer some thoughts–whether one paragraph or ten. Pastor John Piper’s book The Future of Justification attempts to answer Bishop … Continue reading

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Before Continuing with C.S. Lewis…

As many may have already noticed, I have not written extensively on this blog this year, with the exception of three short pieces on my reading of C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity. This has been for obvious reasons. Among them, I … Continue reading

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Henri J.M. Nouwen

I have just recently read Nouwen’s classic: In The Name of Jesus. In 107 short pages he establishes a Biblical model for leadership. From prayer, to popularity in ministry, to being led, Henry Nouwen sets a a trajectory that if … Continue reading

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To Curse or not to Curse…follow-up comments.

Due to the article’s length I have not received as much feedback as I expected, neverthless, the 5-7 comments I have received were very thoughtful. Not all agreed as I expected, but some were thankful for my contribution in this … Continue reading

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50 Most Influential Christians???

It is no exaggeration to state that the 50 most influential Christians in America according to the Church Report are some of the most dangerous to the church. Granted, there are a few exceptions like John Piper (who probably would … Continue reading

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And so ends the year of our Lord two thousand and four.

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Getting Overwhelmed…

Tomorrow I have a debate in my history class on the nature of Islam. I will be defending the proposition that Islam is inherently violent. It is a 25 minute presentation and then a Q&A. I have spent a substantial … Continue reading

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