Monthly Archives: March 2017

Only Levites go to heaven

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
During last week’s internet outage here, I took the opportunity to read some pdf. articles I had downloaded from academia.edu.  I have found this a great source.  Articles are free.  But you have to sign up.…

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Book Write-Up: An Amish Home

Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid, and Kathleen Fuller.  An Amish Home: Four Novellas.  Thomas Nelson, 2016.  See here to buy the book. An Amish Home contains four novellas.  Each novella is by a prominent author of fiction about the … Continue reading

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Movie Write-Up: The Unauthorized Full House Story

I recently watched the 2015 Lifetime movie, The Unauthorized Full House Story, which was about the actors in the hit ABC sitcom Full House.  The movie went from the actors’ rise from obscurity and disappointments to Candace Cameron’s wedding to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stanley E. Porter, When Paul Met Jesus

Reading Acts Porter, Stanley E. When Paul Met Jesus: How an Idea Got Lost in History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 435 pp. Pb; $34.   Link to Cambridge Second Corinthians 5:16 is usually read as if Paul is denying that … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up (Loosely Speaking): Catechism of the Catholic Church

I finished the Catholic catechism a few weeks ago.  This blog post is my informal write-up about it.  Here are six points that I want to make. A.  What does Roman Catholicism believe about justification?  My understanding has long been … Continue reading

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Current Events Write-Up: Surveillance of Trump’s Campaign, Welfare, Health Care, and Robert Osborne

Time for my weekly Current Events Write-Up! Surveillance of Trump’s Campaign? Transcript: ABC This Week for March 4, 2017. ABC This Week last Sunday, of course, was focusing on Donald Trump’s claim that Barack Obama in 2016 wiretapped Trump’s campaign.  … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: The Liked-Disliked Christian Exclusivist

For church last Sunday, I watched John MacArthur’s service, then I watched the service of the church that I normally attend.  In this post, I would like to mention something that MacArthur said. MacArthur said that there is a paradox … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: A Woman’s Guide to Spiritual Warfare

Quin Sherrer and Ruthanne Garlock.  A Woman’s Guide to Spiritual Warfare: How to Protect Your Home, Family and Friends from Spiritual Darkness.  Chosen Books, 2017.  See here to buy the book. This is a revised and updated edition of a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Appeal To The Nations

Originally posted on Edge Induced Cohesion:
Appeal To The Nations, by Norman Thomas Although this book was published in the immediate aftermath of World War II, before it became completely clear just how morally and intellectually bankrupt Soviet Communism and…

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Can We Be Free in Heaven and Not Sin? (Part 3)

Originally posted on Thomistic Bent:
A question arises that goes something like this: If evil and sin are the result of mankind’s free will, then why is it that people in heaven will have free will, but not sin? If…

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