Monthly Archives: June 2008

Gideon, Dr. Dobson, and Darth Vader

Gideon’s name means “hacker.” And that’s what Gideon did–he hacked at idolatry in Israel. Maybe he got that name after he tore down the altar of Baal (Judges 6:25-27). Or perhaps his name is a literary device, in that the … Continue reading

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Dr. Dobson and the System

I’ve talked on this blog before about Doc Love, a dating guru whose advice has helped many. He has a dating technique called “The System,” which is based on three C’s: confidence, (self-) control, and challenge. For Doc, women generally … Continue reading

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Go Joe!

The AP has a story today, Lieberman’s public criticism of Obama irks Democrats. Basically, the only public criticism the article mentions is what follows: “Lieberman has wasted no time in questioning Obama’s positions on Iran and Israel, two topics on … Continue reading

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What?!! J.C.! Armstrong!

The AP has a story, Black conservatives conflicted on Obama campaign. I’m not overly surprised that, say, Colin Powell is thinking of voting for Obama. But J.C. Watts and Armstrong Williams? These guys are about as conservative as you can … Continue reading

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My Struggle with This Blog

I’m genuinely interested in some feedback on this. In April of this year, I did a post entitled, Matthew 12:22-37: Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit. Basically, I argued that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit seems to involve words, not just … Continue reading

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Tim Russert (May 7, 1950-June 13, 2008)

Meet the Press is often a big part of my weekly routine. I attend church on Sunday morning, then I come home. In the afternoon, I go to my computer and visit the Meet the Press web site. I click … Continue reading

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Has Tim Russert Really Died?

The AP has a news story: NBC’s Tim Russert dies of apparent heart attack (AP) I am really sad if this is true. I watch Meet the Press every Sunday. Tim Russert is a part of my weekly routine.

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The Stolen Body Rumor

Matthew 28:12-15 talks about a rumor that was circulating among Matthew’s Jewish contemporaries: that Jesus’ resurrection was a farce, since the disciples stole his body from the tomb while the Roman soldiers were asleep. The New Testament classes I’ve taken … Continue reading

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Christ at His Trials

At his trials before the priests and Pilate, Jesus did not say a word in his own defense (Matthew 27:12-13). He refused to answer his accusers. Was this good or bad? Shouldn’t Jesus have stood up for righteousness on that … Continue reading

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Different Religious Attitudes on God

I’m reading John Marks’ Reasons to Believe: One Man’s Journey Among the Evangelicals and the Faith He Left Behind, and it presents an interesting study about religious attitudes: “The most wide-ranging study on American faith came out in autumn 2006. … Continue reading

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