Monthly Archives: September 2007

Grandma and Mr. Rogers

I was watching Mr. Rogers recently, and he seemed to be speaking directly to my situation. Has that ever happened to you in church—you feel like the sermon is directed right at you, and yet you realize that the pastor … Continue reading

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Self-Hatred in Ezekiel

Immediately after my high school graduation, I read John MacArthur’s The Vanishing Conscience. I always found his prose engaging, so I gave the book a shot. In that book, MacArthur argues against pop psychology’s emphasis on self-esteem. To support his … Continue reading

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Calvinism and Short Term Repentance

Most Calvinists who read my last post are probably shaking their heads in disappointment. I can picture their reaction: “Are you saying that the Israelites could turn to God from their own free will? Don’t you know that the unregenerate … Continue reading

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Help Me, Lord!

Last time, I discussed monergism and synergism in Ezekiel. The issue gets thornier! Stay with me here. In Ezekiel 20:33-38, there is another detail in Israel’s post-exilic restoration: God will bring the Israelites to the wilderness before he leads them … Continue reading

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Who Does the Work?

How does one become born again? How does a sinner become transformed into a new creature who loves God and his law? Does God alone transform him (monergism)? Or is regeneration a cooperative work between God and the human being … Continue reading

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Was Mr. Rogers Evil?

I had a hard time sleeping early one morning, so I turned on the TV to flip through the channels. I saw that Mr. Rogers was about to come on. I haven’t watched Mr. Rogers that often. For some reason, … Continue reading

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Feast of Trumpets 2007

I said in my first entry that I grew up in an offshoot of the Worldwide Church of God. The WCG was founded by Herbert W. Armstrong, who promoted the observance of Old Testament laws, such as the Sabbath, the … Continue reading

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Why I Am a Christian

There are many reasons that I am a Christian, so I cannot exhaust the topic in this entry alone. This post should be part of a series, and it will be, only the series will be scattered. What I mean … Continue reading

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God and 9/11, Part 2

Okay, I admit, I haven’t finished my paper yet. I’m organizing my research as I catch up on the Star Trek: Voyager episodes that I taped, plus I have a cold. Hopefully, I will feel stronger and more motivated tomorrow. … Continue reading

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God and 9/11

I will be working on a paper tomorrow, so I will post my comments on 9/11 tonight. I was registering for classes at Harvard when 9/11 happened. I didn’t know what was going on, but I could sense from the … Continue reading

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