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Monthly Archives: October 2014
Sirach 32:17 states: “The sinner will shun reproof, and will find a decision according to his liking” (NRSV). When I read this verse yesterday, it got me thinking about Christian reproof. Here’s my problem with it: A lot of time, … Continue reading
The coming vindication of Martin Luther – mystic-induced doubt (part II of V)
Originally posted on theology like a child:
Johann von Staupitz instructs and comforts Luther in the 2003 Luther movie, urging him to look from his sin to Christ Preface, Part V, Part IV, Part III, Part II, Part I I…
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Forgiven Yet Not Regenerated?
I read a post by Arminian theologian Roger Olson this morning entitled, Is It Possible to Be Forgiven (Reconciled) but Not Born Again (Regenerated)? It’s a long post, and that was daunting to me, at first. But I am glad … Continue reading
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Scattered Ramblings on an Atheist Podcast and Believing in God
I was listening to an atheist podcast yesterday. I was initially hesitant to do so. Why? Was it fear that they might persuade me to abandon my belief in God? It’s not as if I hadn’t heard their sorts of … Continue reading
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Book Write-Up: Religion of the Romans
Jӧrg Rüpke. Religion of the Romans. Trans. and ed., Richard Gordon. Cambridge and Malden: Polity Press, 2009. This book is about the religion of the ancient Romans: their rituals, their festivals and who attended them, their votive offerings, their sacrifices, … Continue reading
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Movie Write-Up: Grace Unplugged
I watched a Christian movie a few days ago: Grace Unplugged, which came out in 2013. Although the movie is Christian, Lionsgate Films and Roadside Attractions released it, and they release a lot of secular movies. The movie is about … Continue reading
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Book Review: The Christian Doctrine of Apokatastasis
Not sure to what extent I agree, but I’m reblogging this for future reference.
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Book Write-Up: The Foundation of Communion with God
Ryan M. McGraw, ed. The Foundation of Communion with God: The Trinitarian Piety of John Owen. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2014. John Owen was a seventeenth century English Puritan. Ryan M. McGraw’s Ph.D. work was about John Owen. In … Continue reading
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Book Write-Up: Look and Live, by Matt Papa
Matt Papa. Look and Live: Behold the Soul-Thrilling, Sin-Destroying Glory of Christ. Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 2014. See here for Bethany House’s page about the book. Matt Papa is a Christian recording artist and a minister. His book Look and … Continue reading
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Love Sermons—-I Should Expect Them!
At church this morning, the pastor preached a love sermon: a sermon about how we should love other people. That’s not my favorite kind of message, but I should expect it! That sort of message is a salient part of … Continue reading