Monthly Archives: November 2017

Why I Don’t Want Jesus as My Savior

One person’s honest opinion. I’m not in total agreement, but I can understand this reaction.

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Book Review: Plain Meetinghouses

Originally posted on Edge Induced Cohesion:
Plain Meethinghouses:  Lancaster County Old Order Mennonites Gather To Worship, by Beth Oberholtzer, photos by John Herr [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Schiffer Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my…

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The Evangelical Penumbra?

Originally posted on Bob on Books:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr Ross Douthat, in an op-ed piece in the New York Times titled “Is There an Evangelical Crisis?” proposed that evangelical intellectuals and writers and their…

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Correct . . . but wrong

Originally posted on Laura Droege's blog:
Recently, I’ve been re-reading the book of Job. I’ve read it before–that’s what happens when you attend Christians schools, church, and Sunday school for several decades–but I hadn’t picked it apart and thoroughly…

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Book Write-Up: Death at Thorburn Hall

Julianna Deering.  Death at Thorburn Hall.  Bethany House, 2017.  See here to buy the book. This is Book 6 of the Drew Farthering Mysteries.  It is also the first Drew Farthering book that I have read.  There were details of … Continue reading

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Ranking Presidents on Economic Policy: The Suffocating Statism of Herbert Hoover

Originally posted on International Liberty:
Using comparative bar charts, I’ve analyzed the economic policies of Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, and Richard Nixon. My basic conclusion was that economic policy moved in the right direction…

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Titus 3:9-11 – Dealing with Those Who Disagree

Reading Acts Because of these descriptions, scholars have tried to explain these false teachers in several ways: Some have connected the false teachers with either the followers of Marcion (explaining why Marcion would not have accepted the books as authentically … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Ministry Stories, Pastoral Unforgiveness, Christmas, Breed that Cow, Fellowship, Delivering Safely

For church last Sunday, I went to the “Word of Faith” church and the Missouri Synod Lutheran church.  Here are some items: A.  Both pastors shared stories about their experiences in ministry.  The pastor at the “Word of Faith” church … Continue reading

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Bobby Grow: Aquinas and Barth on Grace and Nature

via A Sketch of Thomas Aquinas’s and Karl Barth’s Doctrine of Creation, Salvation, and Human Freedom: How They Contrast and Its Impact on Just About Everything

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Book Write-Up: Refugees, by R.A. Denny

R.A. Denny.  Refugees (Mud, Rocks, and Trees, Book 1).  2017.  See here to buy the book. Refugees is a work of fantasy.  The chapters are in the first person and alternate among different characters. I am not sure how exactly … Continue reading

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