Monthly Archives: March 2008

My Easter Experience

Trying out new churches has always been hard for me. “Will the people accept me?” “Will I get anything out of the sermon?” “Will I have a worthwhile experience?” “What type of people will be there?” Well, this morning, I … Continue reading

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Rejoice in God’s Wrath

Felix offered an interesting response to my post, Yancey, Kushner, and Prayer. I was complaining about the existence of evil and life’s unfairness (as usual), and Felix replied as follows: “That is why I stubbornly believe in an ‘Apocalypto’ —which … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Daily Quiet Time, Nahum, Religion | 14 Comments

Matthew 1:21: Jesus Saves!

I’m in the early chapters of Matthew for my daily quiet time, but I don’t want to give you Christmas posts during the Easter season. And so I’ll write a post today that is appropriate for Good Friday. Actually, this … Continue reading

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Yancey, Kushner, and Prayer

I’m still working my way through Philip Yancey’s Prayer: Does It Make a Difference? It has quite a few gems, let me tell you! But, recently, I found myself comparing this book to another book that I read several years … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Books, Religion, Theodicy | 7 Comments

Zechariah 12:10: Who Is the Pierced One?

Zechariah 12:10 has a variety of translations and interpretations. 1. Let’s look at the King James Version: “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and … Continue reading

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Obama and Jeremiah Wright

I wrote this article for Helium. It was part of a debate entitled US elections 2008: Will Rev. Wright’s radical views harm Obama’s chances? I defended the “No” side.——————————————————-Barack Obama is a smooth operator. Ronald Reagan was called “the teflon … Continue reading

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I Love George W. Bush

Today, NPR has a few stories that make me glad I voted for George W. Bush. They are as follows: 1. New Ob/Gyn Guidelines Stir Ethics, Legal Debate “March 19, 2008 · The Department of Health and Human Services says … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, George W. Bush, Judiciary, Politics | 4 Comments

Zechariah 11:4-17: Who’s the Shepherd?

In Zechariah 11:4-17, God gives Zechariah an assignment: he is to play a shepherd who ditches his flock. Zechariah gets upset at three of his shepherd co-workers, so he decides to abandon the flock to slaughter. He breaks two staffs, … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Daily Quiet Time, Religion, Zechariah

Odds and Ends

I finished the Book of Malachi yesterday, and I am going on to the Book of Matthew. But my blogging plan over the next few days is to write some more about the prophets. There are times when I have … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Quiet Time

Reflections on Malachi

For my daily quiet time this morning, I was meditating on Malachi 3:16: “Then those who revered the LORD spoke with one another. The LORD took note and listened, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those … Continue reading

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