Top Posts & Pages
- Matthew 4:18-22: Why Did They Follow Him?
- Why Did Jesus Tell Mary, "Mine Hour Is Not Yet Come" (John 2:4)?
- Is Dale Carnegie Biblical?; Compromise for God; Pagan Roots; Callimachus; Priests and Allegory; Israelite Welfare System; Lois Wilson
- Chapters 38-39 of The Stand
- Genesis 3:22: Man Was Like One of Us
- Helel Ben Shachar: Satan
- Heavenly and Earthly Zion
- More on Christ in the Rig Veda (With a Question Mark)
- Turning Stones into Bread: Why Was It Wrong?
- Numenius' Trinity
- NYMAG: Joe Biden’s Big Squeeze
- Book Write-Up: The Alchemy Thief, by R.A. Denny
- Book Write-Ups: The Servant of the Lord and His Servant People; Reformation Commentary on John 13-21; Every Leaf, Line, and Letter
- The New American: Celebrate! Columbus “Divided History” and Deserves to be Defended, Not Upended
- Morning Wire: China’s Socially Conservative Reasons for Banning Video Games
- FAIR: The Media Myth of ‘Once Prosperous’ and Democratic Venezuela Before Chávez
- Elder Platform for California
- Books Write-Up: Obadiah, Jonah and Micah; Letters for the Church; the Paradox of Sonship
- Common Dreams: Biden Applauded for Executive Order Targeting ‘Insidious’ Anti-Worker Practices
- Book Write-Up: The Path of Faith, by Brandon D. Crowe
Monthly Archives: January 2009
I was doing some reading on Fantasy Island today. Not long ago, I wrote a tribute to Ricardo Montalban, whom I knew from Star Trek and Planet of the Apes movies. A variety of news shows that I watched, however, … Continue reading
I enjoyed this story from NPR: Obama Gives Keynes His First Real-World Test. It discusses the rise, fall, and rise again of Keynesian economics, the idea that the government can improve the economy through more government spending.
For background, see Vaal, Part I. As I think about the Star Trek episode about Vaal, most of what goes through my mind are religious polarities. Unlike Paul Tillich, however, I have a hard time synthesizing them or finding a … Continue reading
Soul sleep is the belief that the dead are unconscious until their resurrection. For advocates of this view, the soul does not exist somewhere in a conscious state during that interval. Armstrongites like to appeal to Ecclesiastes 9:5 to support … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about the issue of penal substitution on account of James McGrath’s post, What Do You Say That I Did? Felix’s past posts on the Christus Victor model have also been swimming around in my mind. Penal substitution … Continue reading
When news came out about the sordid details of Ted Haggard’s private life, an evangelical friend of mine remarked, “What worries me is that this will make people more jaded about evangelicalism.” But, you know, what really disturbs me is … Continue reading
You know, I don’t totally mind being attacked in the blogosphere. What really gets my goat, though, is when people I respect blithely dismiss what I’m saying, make no attempt whatsoever to understand where I’m coming from, or act as … Continue reading
For background, see Felix on Rush, Part I. This is Part II of my comments on Felix’s anti-Rush Limbaugh post. Felix’s quotes are in italics. At a community “Obama bash” I went to this Saturday afternoon, a woman questioned that … Continue reading
On his political blog, The Way I See It, Anyway, Felix wrote a post about Rush Limbaugh’s “I hope he fails” statement on President Obama (see Pitying Rush Limbaugh and his idiotic assertion). I’m going to respond to pieces of … Continue reading