Monthly Archives: May 2008

At the Library

I’m at the public library right now, and I checked out four books: 1. David Jay Johnston, Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (And Stick You with the Bill) (New York: Portfolio, 2007). This book … Continue reading

Posted in Books, James Dobson, Politics, Religion

How Many Times Was I Saved?

I’m currently reading The 10 Commandments of Dating, by Ben Young and Dr. Samuel Adams (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1999). Today, I want to engage its definition of a Christian. The deal is this: Young and Adams say that Christians should … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Books, Church, John MacArthur, Life, Religion, School | 2 Comments

Memorial Day 2008

When people talk about the soldiers who have given their lives for freedom in America, I wish that they’d elaborate. I mean, Saddam Hussein didn’t threaten to conquer the United States. Neither did Al Qaeda. They couldn’t take us over … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, History, Holidays, Iraq War, Politics | 2 Comments

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