Monthly Archives: May 2008

Ron Paul at Duke U., and Other Cool Stuff

I’m a member of the Facebook John Birch Society Freedom Campaign, and I received an awesome link that I want to share with you. It’s a May 2 speech by Ron Paul to the Duke University College Republicans, but it … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Current Events, john birch society, Political Philosophy, Politics | 1 Comment

Stephen King’s The Stand (1994 Miniseries)

I watched Stephen King’s The Stand over the last few days. This is probably the fifth time that I’ve seen it. My mom asked me if I notice something new each time that I watch it. I’m not sure if … Continue reading

Posted in Books, John MacArthur, Religion, Stephen King, Television | 6 Comments

Shamgar vs. Deborah

Shamgar is a Samson-like character who appears in the Book of Judges. In Judges 3:31, we read that he “killed six hundred of the Philistines with an oxgoad [and] delivered Israel” (NRSV). Because Shamgar is not a Hebrew name, he … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Judges, Religion, Weekly Quiet Time

More on "Is Ministry Fulfilling?"

I’d like to add some things to my Is Ministry Fulfilling? post. I said that the difference between my early and later ministries was that, in my later one, I was talking more about God, whereas, in my early one, … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Religion

Is Ministry Fulfilling?

I listened to a sermon by Jon Courson today. He pointed out that those who become slack in the ministry open themselves up to sin. It’s similar to what I’ve heard from other preachers: David was not out with his … Continue reading

Posted in Alcoholism, Bible, Church, Life, Religion, School, Weekly Quiet Time | 4 Comments

Bush Banning Oil Exploration?

NPR has a story today entitled, Bush Eyes Unprecedented Conservation Program. Here’s some of what it says: “The Bush administration is considering launching one of the biggest conservation programs in U.S. history. If implemented, President George W. Bush could, with … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Environment, George W. Bush, Politics

Blunt and Gentle Christians Respond

Today, I’m going to report to you some of the answers I got to my question about blunt and gentle Christians. See When to Be Mean… for background information. I asked questions of the blunt and the gentle Christians. To … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Life, Politics, Religion | 5 Comments

When to Be Mean…

On a Christian dating site, a conservative woman told a liberal woman that liberalism is a mental illness. The liberal woman took that to mean she was being called mentally ill, so she accused the conservative woman of being un-Christlike. … Continue reading

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Location in Judges 4

I studied Judges 4 for my weekly quiet time this last week. Technically, I’m finished with it, and I’ll proceed onto Judges 5 this next Sabbath. But I’m struggling with an inward sense that my Judges 4 quiet time is … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Judges, Religion, Weekly Quiet Time

Obama on Faith, Race

I have some more quotes from Obama’s Audacity of Hope:More on Faith.“Solving [society’s] problems will require changes in government policy; it will also require changes in hearts and minds. I believe in keeping guns out of our inner cities, and … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Candidates, Life, Politics, Race, Religion, School