Category Archives: Pat Robertson

Starting a New Bible Study: When God’s People Pray

My church started a new Bible study last night: When God’s People Pray.  It is hosted by Jim Cymbala, pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle. Here are some thoughts.  Warning: This will be a long post. 1.  I was struggling over … Continue reading

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A 1988 Presidential Debate (Among Primary Candidates)

On YouTube, I watched a 1988 Presidential election debate that was moderated by Tom Brokaw.  Or, actually, it was two debates: it alternated between a debate among the Democratic primary candidates, and one among the Republican primary candidates. It’s definitely … Continue reading

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Blinded by Might 8: Authenticity

For my write-up today on Blinded by Might: Why the Religious Right Can’t Save America, by Cal Thomas and Ed Dobson, I’ll talk some about Cal Thomas’ interview with Tony Hall.  According to the wikipedia article about him, Hall was … Continue reading

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Just, Yet Unjust

1.  In Ancient Israelite Religion, I read Abraham Malamat’s “A Forerunner of Biblical Prophecy: The Mari Documents.”  Mari was a city in Mesopotamia, and its documents date to the first half of the second millennium B.C.E.  Some things that stand … Continue reading

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Haiti

I’m having another fit of insomnia, and my slight headache is still annoying me.  One of my tasks tomorrow: get some Tylenol! I’ve been thinking about Rachel Held Evans’ post, We already failed Haiti , which deals with theodicy and the Christian … Continue reading

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Matthew 12:22-37: Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit

In Matthew 12:22-37, Jesus heals a demoniac, prompting the Pharisees to repeat their claim that Jesus did his exorcism through the power of Beelzebub. Jesus responds that this is absurd, for Satan would not undermine his own kingdom by freeing … Continue reading

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Pat and Jerry Up Close

I just finished Mel White’s Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994). Mel White was a ghostwriter for such figures as Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and Billy Graham. Unknown to … Continue reading

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