Monthly Archives: January 2019

Church Write-Up: I Corinthians 13

At the LCMS Bible study, the topic was I Corinthians 13. Here are some items: A. The pastor started by talking about the Hebrew word for love, “ahav.” He said that it covers various kinds of love, but it always … Continue reading

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Waco (the background story) — Vridar

James Haught of Daylight Atheism has posted the historical pathway that led to the Branch Davidians and the Waco disaster beginning from the Millerite movement of 1843 and 1844. The Story Behind Waco’s Tragedy It’s a story of dashed idealism, … Continue reading

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The Best Arguments for and against the Gospels — Triablogue

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/podcasts/tgc-podcast/best-arguments-gospels/Has complete transcript. via The Best Arguments for and against the Gospels — Triablogue

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Church Write-Up: One Body, Codex Sinaiticus

Here are some items from the LCMS church activities last Sunday: A. The pastor told a couple of notable anecdotes. One was about an elderly woman who was angry at Jesus for forgiving the thief on the cross and letting … Continue reading

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Acts 1:14 and 2:46 – “Of One Mind”

Reading Acts In the days leading up to Pentecost, Luke describes the disciples of Jesus as being of “one mind.” This nouns (ὁμοθυμαδόν) is repeated in 2:46 (translated simply as “together” in the ESV) and 4:24 to describe the worship … Continue reading

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Bona fide offer — Triablogue

A snippet from FacebookElliottThey also face the problems of explaining why it is coherent to say that God loves everyone…HaysCalvinists don’t necessarily say God loves everyone.Elliott…and that the Gospel is genuinely offered to all people if divine determinism is true … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Swords and Plowshares, by Timothy D. Padgett

Timothy D. Padgett. Swords and Plowshares: American Evangelicals on War, 1937-1973. Lexham, 2018. See here to purchase the book. Timothy D. Padgett has a Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. The back cover of the book sardonically asks, “Evangelicals are … Continue reading

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Midrash: A Message from God, though not historically true — Vridar

Let us now turn to a famous story found in the Babylonian Talmud, b. Taanit 5b. While sitting together at a meal Rav Nahman asked Rabbi Yitzhaq to expound on some subject. After some preliminary diversions, Rabbi Yitzhaq said in … Continue reading

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The Righteousness and the Woke – Why Evangelicals and Social Justice Warriors Trigger Me in the Same Way

Originally posted on AwayPoint:
I was Born Again until nearly the end of graduate school, a sincere Evangelical who went to church on Sunday and Wednesday with my family and to Thursday Bible study on my own. I dialed for…

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Church Write-Up: One Body

At the LCMS Bible study today, the topic was I Corinthians 12:12-31, which describes the church as one body. Here are some items: A. The pastor drew a contrast between the United States and Norway. In the U.S., people normally … Continue reading

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