Daily Archives: September 24, 2011

Faith and Expectations

This post is a continuation of my series on feedback to my post, Ideas in Christianity Putting Some People’s Minds in a Tailspin!.  Essentially, my post was about how certain ideas in evangelical or fundamentalist Christianity put some Christians’ minds … Continue reading

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Disinterested Nature? Introducing Harold Lauder

Last night, I read Chapter 28 of Stephen King’s The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition.  It focuses on Fran Goldsmith.  I have two items: 1.  Fran’s mother and father have just died from the superflu, and there are thoughts … Continue reading

Posted in Job, Stephen King, Television

Wrestling with Forgiveness (and Hopefully Finding It)

I’m continuing my series on feedback I received to my post, Ideas in Christianity Putting Some People’s Minds in a Tailspin!. I said the following: “To cite my own experience, I long had trouble with Jesus’ teaching that God will … Continue reading

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Morton Smith on Jesus in Josephus’ Antiquities

For my write-up today on The Cambridge History of Judaism, Volume Three: The Early Roman Period, I will blog about something that Morton Smith says on pages 512-513 of his essay, “The Troublemakers”.  The topic is a reference to Jesus … Continue reading

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Psalm 43

For my weekly quiet time this week, I will blog about Psalm 43 and its interpreters.  I have two items: 1.  The Psalmist wants God to deliver him from an ungodly nation so that he can return to God’s hill … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Church, Psalms, Religion, Weekly Quiet Time