Monthly Archives: June 2014

Book Write-Up: Harry Emerson Fosdick, by Robert Moats Miller

Robert Moats Miller.  Harry Emerson Fosdick: Preacher, Pastor, Prophet.  Oxford University Press, 1985. I first heard of Harry Emerson Fosdick back when I was in college.  I was preparing a presentation on the fundamentalist-modernist controversy of the 1920’s, and I … Continue reading

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Baptism, the Sermon on the Mount, and Hyper-Grace

At church this morning, we had an adult baptism.  Normally, my church baptizes infants.  Today’s adult baptism was noteworthy, in my opinion, because it was so authentic.  We weren’t just going through the motions, vowing as a congregation that we … Continue reading

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I Chronicles 15

My post about I Chronicles 15 today will focus more on what a commentary said about a verse in I Chronicles 15, rather than the contents of the chapter itself. I Chronicles 15:1 states: “And David made him houses in … Continue reading

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What Makes a Person Good?

I read a post this morning by Derek Leman, Whatever Happened to On, Son of Peleth.  You can read the post if you want to learn who On, son of Peleth is.  What I want to do here is interact … Continue reading

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Ramblings on Jeremiah 30:21: The Prince Who Dares (Or Engages His Heart) to Approach God

Jeremiah 30:21 states—-and here I will quote the New Revised Standard Version because that is what I read in my daily quiet time—-“Their prince shall be one of their own, their ruler shall come from their midst; I will bring … Continue reading

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Ramblings on Jeremiah 31:29-30 and People Being Punished for Their Own (Not Their Ancestors’) Sins

I’m reading the Book of Jeremiah for my daily quiet time.  Something from Jeremiah 31 jumped out at me.  Vv 29-30 say: “In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children’s … Continue reading

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Scattered Ramblings on Whether This World Is the Best Possible World

I read a couple of posts this week about the question of whether this world is the best possible world.  See here and here.  The first is on an atheist web site.  The second is on the blog of Arminian … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Radicals for Capitalism, by Brian Doherty

Brian Doherty.  Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement.  New York: PublicAffairs, 2007. I saw this book several years ago in a public library.  At least I think it was this book—-I know that I … Continue reading

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Casey Kasem

Casey Kasem has passed on.  I remember him from the show Saved by the Bell.  Also, back when I was in high school, I listened to him on the radio some Sundays, when he was doing his pop music/love song … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday 2014

Today is Trinity Sunday and Father’s Day.  And the pastor explained the Trinity using the same modalist model that he used a few years ago (see here): in the same way that a father can be one person with three … Continue reading

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