Monthly Archives: April 2013

Driscoll on Nagging, Word Studies, and Complementarianism

Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church has made a couple of controversial statements recently.  This post linked to a sermon that he delivered on Ephesians 5:22-23.  In the sermon, Driscoll criticizes wives who nag, and he also appears to … Continue reading

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Beyond Peace 1

I started Richard Nixon’s 1994 book, Beyond Peace. So why is this book entitled Beyond Peace?  I’m still in the process of figuring that out.  At first, I thought that Nixon was saying that we need spirituality to fill our … Continue reading

Posted in Political Philosophy, Politics, Religion

Crossing the Jordan and the Question of Miracles

In Joshua 3, the Israelites cross the Jordan River on dry ground.  God does this miracle to affirm before the Israelites that God is with Joshua, as God was with Moses. But was it really a miracle?  The Intervarsity Press … Continue reading

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On Reading Atheist Blogs

This will be somewhat of a rambling post. I was reading a blog post by Rebecca Hamilton recently, Why Don’t Christian Bashers Ever Get Tired of Themselves?, in which she criticizes atheist blogs.  I like Rebecca because (well) she reads … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Religion

Seize the Moment 4

I finished Richard Nixon’s 1992 book, Seize the Moment: America’s Challenge in a One-Superpower World.  In this post, I’ll comment on three quotes from the book. 1.  On page 290, Nixon says the following about entitlements: “Today, we are witnessing … Continue reading

Posted in Health Care, Political Philosophy, Politics

Respecting Authority

“Your beliefs should be in line with your pastor’s”, the leader of a Bible study group I was in said in the group’s first meeting of the school year.  “I believe in church authority, so the minister has a right … Continue reading

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Another Baptism

We had a baptism at church this morning.  Three things stood out to me. 1.  The pastor was pointing out that there are differences between Jesus’ baptism and the baptism that was about to take place.  Jesus was an adult … Continue reading

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