Monthly Archives: June 2018

Current Events Write-Up: 6/30/2018

Time for my weekly Current Events Write-Up!  These are articles and opinion pieces that I found interesting, and I am sure there is another side to what they present. Townhall: “CFPB Settlement Threatens to Destabilize Student Loan Market,” by Shannon … Continue reading

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What’s Happening with the Economy, Strong Growth or False Boom?

Originally posted on International Liberty:
During the Obama years, I used data from the Minneapolis Federal Reserve to explain that the economic recovery was rather weak. And when people responded by pointing to a reasonably strong stock market, I expressed…

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Isaiah 2:6-22 Pericope & The Day Of The Lord Theology

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Is The Devil Real? The Bible’s Take Contra Friedrich Schleiermacher’s — The Evangelical Calvinist

Is the Devil real; some refer to this as: is the Devil personal? Yes, I personally think the Devil is real. I can only arrive at this conclusion based upon the Dominical affirmation and teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ. … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Essential Jonathan Edwards

Owen Strachan and Douglas A. Sweeney.  The Essential Jonathan Edwards: An Introduction to the Life and Teaching of America’s Greatest Theologian.  Moody, 2018.  See here to purchase the book. Owen Strachan teaches Christian theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Douglas … Continue reading

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Ask BHP: How Often Were Published Authors Rejected?

Originally posted on Bethany House Fiction:
Our question today is aimed especially at aspiring writers out there: “How many times does an author typically get their book turned down before getting it published for the first time?” To get the…

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Book Write-Up: Believe Me, by John Fea

John Fea.  Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump.  William B. Eerdmans, 2018.  See here to purchase the book. John Fea teaches American history at Messiah College. According to Fea, “On November 8, 2016, 81 percent of self-described white … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer-issues and beauty — theoutwardquest

I am preaching this week. Occasionally congregations ask retired preachers to do this. In my case, I don’t encourage it. It still happens. I don’t mind doing it as long as it doesn’t become a long-term commitment. My text will … Continue reading

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The No-God of Jordan Peterson: And the Conservative Evangelical’s Love Affair with Power in the Public Square — The Evangelical Calvinist

Jordan Peterson, that lightning bolt of a character these days, even for many Christians, just recently tweeted the following on his Twitter account: God is the mode of being you value the most as demonstrated or manifested in your presumption, … Continue reading

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Dissertation Write-Ups: Circumcised Gentile Christians, Sabbath as Sanctuary, John’s High Christology

This is a Write-Up on things that I have read.  Some of them I finished a while back.  I am writing about them here to preserve a record of my reading. Dissertations: For a while, I was reading dissertations, as … Continue reading

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