Monthly Archives: January 2008

God, His Glory, and the Nations

In Joel 2:17, the Israelites appeal to God’s reputation in their request for God to stop the plague of locusts. We see this motif elsewhere in the Bible. Perhaps the most prominent place is Exodus 32:11-12, in which Moses tells … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Daily Quiet Time, Joel, Religion

The Prophets and Immediate Restoration

In the Book of Joel, the prophet addresses a serious problem in Israel: a plague of locusts is consuming the crops. Whether the locusts are literal insects or a symbol for a foreign invader, Joel exhorts his fellow Israelites to … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Daily Quiet Time, Joel, Religion | 2 Comments

Is There Room in Christianity for Other Beliefs?

This is an article I wrote for Helium.com. It was an answer to a debate question, Is there room in Christianity for other beliefs? Those who participate have to answer “Yes” or “No,” and I answered “Yes.” Enjoy!———————————————————-Can Christians gain … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Pluralism, Religion

I’ve Met the Austins

I just finished Madeleine L’Engle’s series on the Austin family. Here is my reaction to each of the books: 1. Meet the Austins (1960). There is a certain charm to this book, although nothing exciting really happens in it. I … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Madeleine L'Engle, Religion, Theodicy

Common Ground

Barack Obama advertises himself as the candidate who can bring people together. A while back, Stephen aka Q commented under my post “Iowa” that Obama can end the political and cultural tensions that currently divide the country. To be honest, … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Current Events, Health Care, Politics

Michael Tanner, Leviathan on the Right

I recently finished Michael Tanner’s Leviathan on the Right: How Big-Government Conservatism Brought Down the Republican Revolution (Cato, 2007). Tanner is the director of health and welfare studies at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank. Essentially, Tanner argues that … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Current Events, Political Philosophy, Politics

Ron Paul and Education

Hello, everyone! The following is an article that I wrote for helium.com. On Helium, a variety of people can write articles with the same title. There are four under the title 2008 presidential election: Ron Paul’s stance on education issues. … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Current Events, Political Philosophy, Politics

Tired

I’m tired right now for some reason. I don’t feel that I did that much this week. Or maybe I did and I don’t realize it. I try to write in my blog everyday. Why? I don’t know. Often, there … Continue reading

Posted in 7th Heaven, Television | 2 Comments

Christine Rosen and Oracular Adults

I just finished a book entitled My Fundamentalist Education, by Christine Rosen. I was in the library, I saw it, and I grabbed it, or, rather, it grabbed me. The book is primarily about Christine Rosen’s fundamentalist education at Keswick … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Family, Religion

Bush Lied?

The Associated Press has an article today entitled Study: Bush, aides ‘propagated’ false information about Iraq. According to the article, the Center for Public Integrity recently released a study that found “935 false statements by eight top administration officials that … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, George W. Bush, Iraq War, Politics | 5 Comments