Daily Archives: September 23, 2011

Larry, Alex, and Relationships

Last night, I read Chapter 27 of Stephen King’s The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition.  One of the topics in that chapter was Larry Underwood’s love life.  Larry met a lady named Yvonne at a movie theater, when he … Continue reading

Posted in Dating, Stephen King, Television

Making Perfection the Enemy of the Good?

Yesterday, in my church’s Bible study on Tim Keller’s The Prodigal God, we heard Tim Keller (on DVD) talk about how God delivers us, not just from our sins, but also from our motivations for righteousness—which can alienate us from … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Church, Religion

Hell and The Encounter

I’m continuing my series on responses that I got to my post, Ideas in Christianity Putting Some People’s Minds in a Tailspin!. I said the following: “I’ve heard different people who get their heads in a spin as they try … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Movies, Religion

The Sadducean Bible, Jesus on Hating Parents, Baptism

For my write-up today on The Cambridge History of Judaism, Volume Three: The Early Roman Period, I have three items: 1.  Did the Sadducees accept only the Pentateuch, while rejecting the Prophets?  Gunter Stemberger, on page 436 of his essay, … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Religion

Chaos in Chapter 26 of The Stand

In my reading last night of Stephen King’s The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition, I read Chapter 26, which was about the U.S. military’s attempt to prevent panic, or an out-and-out rebellion.  This chapter said explicitly what was implied … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Religion, Stephen King