Category Archives: Radio

Praying about Current Events, “God’s Not Dead” Bible Study, Getting Out of the Way

I have three items for my write-up on this morning’s church service. 1. During the children’s part of the service, the pastor and his puppet, Jake, were addressing what Christians can do in response to the problems in the world. … Continue reading

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The Last Ounce of Courage

I watched the 2012 Christian movie, The Last Ounce of Courage.  Some people in my Bible study group were recommending it, and, after coming home and reading what it was about, I was expecting not to like it.  Well, I … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Warranted Christian Belief, by Alvin Plantinga

Alvin Plantinga.  Warranted Christian Belief.  New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Alvin Plantinga is a renowned Christian philosopher.  I first heard of him when I was a student at Harvard Divinity School.  I was taking William Abraham’s class on … Continue reading

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Thankful for Spiritual Blessings

At church this morning, one theme that I heard was the importance of being thankful, not just for material blessings, but also for spiritual blessings. I thought back to when I was living in New York City.  I would listen … Continue reading

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On Listening to Christian Radio

In our church bulletin this morning, there was a flyer for a Christian radio station.  I used to listen to Christian radio a lot.  In the days when I did not have a television, it was what I would do … Continue reading

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Wisdom from Josh McDowell on Unbelievable

As of late, I haven’t been able to get enough of the radio program Unbelievable?, a Christian British program that is hosted by Justin Brierley.  Brierley has on prominent Christian apologists, scholars, and thinkers, as well as non-believing writers and … Continue reading

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Nixon Off the Record 1

I started Monica Crowley’s Nixon Off the Record: His Candid Commentary on People and Politics. You may have seen Monica Crowley on Fox News, MSNBC, or the McLaughlin Group.  She’s a conservative pundit, yet she’s an educated conservative pundit, for … Continue reading

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Tim Pawlenty’s Courage to Stand 10: GAMC

I finished Tim Pawlenty’s Courage to Stand. There were a variety of interesting items in my latest reading of this book.  First, I appreciated Pawlenty’s distinction between radical Muslims and other Muslims, in light of the tendency of a large … Continue reading

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John Avlon on the Decline of Rush Limbaugh

John Avlon of The Daily Beast has an excellent article about the decline of Rush Limbaugh, both in terms of the number of his listeners and the quality of his program.  Here are some of my favorite quotes from Avlon’s … Continue reading

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God and the Occult

Frederick Copleston, A History of Philosophy, Volume I: Greece and Rome (Westminster: Newman, 1959) 271. The subjective belief in God’s existence is derived by Aristotle from the soul’s experience of ecstasies and prophecies in e.g. the state of sleep, and … Continue reading

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