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I want to continue on with my series of engaging with Randolph Richards' and Brandon O’Brien's book, entitled Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes. If interested in the 2…Continue
Added by Scott on May 13, 2013 at 4:52am — No Comments
Some Christians, especially after a horrible incident—like the Newtown shooting at Sandy Hook public elementary school or the Aurora Movie Theater, or Columbine or Virginia Tech—wonder if it’s right for them to support guns. They ask things like “Shouldn’t Christians love their enemies? Why should they support guns at all?” and “why are American Christians so violence craved that they are adamant supporters of guns?”
What I want to do in this article is highlight…Continue
Blessed Ascension Day!
It’s been 40 days since Christ overcame death on Easter morning. Scripture tells us that it was on this day that he ascended into the presence of his father and sat down at his right hand. There are all sorts of important things to say about that amazing event, but I hope you remember one in particular. Today is about who you truly are as a Son of Adam and Daughter of Eve.
God created men and women to rule over creation in his stead. That is what the…Continue
Added by Phil James on May 10, 2013 at 7:32am — No Comments
Recently in Fuller Theological Seminary’s Spring 2013 issue of "Theology, News, and Notes," New Testament professor Daniel Kirk posted an article that causes much discussion and debate these days - Does Paul's Christ Require a Historical Adam? It's a hot topic due to engagement with…Continue
God our Father,
make us joyful
in the ascension of your Son Jesus Christ.
May we follow him into the new creation,
for his ascension is our glory and our hope.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Added by Phil James on May 9, 2013 at 10:22am — No Comments
Added by Scott on May 9, 2013 at 1:56am — No Comments
There is physical maturity which is attained by a process beginning with birth, then we grow to maturity, then we experience decline and death, according to a sigmoid curve.
Christian / spiritual maturity involves spiritual birth, growth to maturity in Jesus, resurrection and eternal life. The overall direction is up, even though the physical body does decline and die.
Spiritual birth, or being born from above, takes place when we are led by the Holy Spirit to surrender…
Added by Mervyn S on May 7, 2013 at 10:02pm — No Comments
Lover, I'm on the street
Gonna go where the bright lights
And the big city meet
With a red guitar...on fire
Desire runs deep within us. Though many Christians might associate desire with 'the flesh',…Continue
Added by Scott on May 7, 2013 at 5:31am — No Comments
I will be asking 101 question to trinitarian to answer one by one the questions will not be aked thus far by anybody. questions are from following topic
I. Trinity in relation to God.
II. History of Trinity
III. Names of God and trinity
IV. Pre- Existence of Christ
V. Examples given to Trinity
VI. Relation between the persons
VII. Terms used
Q.1. Whether Trinity…Continue
Each year, I post a list of top books I want to read during the coming year. On my list of books I hope to read in 2013, the first one mentioned is entitled …Continue
Added by Scott on May 5, 2013 at 7:58am — No Comments
Today I came across a question regarding the Bible: Why is interpretation necessary?
Everyone is aware that interpretation is needed on our, the reader's, part. Well, it's likely that some don't believe much interpretation involved. But one of the foundational elements of Bible reading is that of interpretation - a lot of it. It's never as simple as black ink on white paper. There is a WHOLE lot more involved. Yes, a MASSIVE amount…Continue
The Empire State Building was the tallest free standing structure in New York City from 1931 to 1972, until the North Tower of the World Trade Center opened. Several companies, from architects to construction contractors, worked together to complete the building in 15 months. It certainly was a great accomplishment in its time.
Job 1:1-3 says, ‘There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job. That man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God, and turned away from evil.…Continue
Added by Mervyn S on April 30, 2013 at 11:11am — No Comments
I have a confession. I’m not heterosexual, and I hope you’re not either.
One of my concerns with the debate about Same Sex Marriage- especially as argued on the basis of civil rights- is that the revision will legally redefine our most basic institution by affirming a really significant fiction. It’s not simply a fiction, but a newfangled fiction and a dehumanizing fiction. It identifies persons by something called sexuality (another newfangled creation). It says…Continue
This post will be gruesome and depressing. Not because I am making it more gruesome or more depressing but because the case just is that evil.
I’ve lost sleep reading about the Grand Jury report. I’m crying. It’s probably the most evil thing I’ve read or seen.
The Gosnell case has been…
Today I spent some time reading the Grand Jury report from the Kermit Gosnell case. I will spare you the details; it was a gory, depressing, gut wrenching read. What I want to talk about is something that is lingering over this case that I cannot get off of my mind: the women who underwent Gosnell’s procedures.
Over the coming weeks and months, conservatives will (rightly) call our attention to the fact that abortion is a horrible thing that deprives a baby of the right that is most…Continue
I’m simply linking in the hope to generate some discussion for those that are interested in this topic.
Fire away if you find his arguments persuasive, or not, and why not.
John 1:1-3 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him. Without him was not anything made that has been made.” (World English Bible throughout)
This scripture refers to the earliest time in history, although it may even be a long time before God created time and space.
The next verses in John 1:4-9 indicate a huge leap ahead in time. “In him was life, and the life…Continue
Added by Mervyn S on April 9, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Prayer based on 1 Corinthians 13
"If I speak with the languages of men and of angels, but don’t have love, I have become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.
If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I dole out all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing." (World English Bible…
Added by Mervyn S on April 8, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments
Just a few days ago, we walked through Holy Week. In particular the church celebrated the Last Supper, Good Friday, Silent Saturday and Resurrection Sunday.
Ahhhh, Resurrection Sunday. To remember Christ is alive, has conquered death, his vindication from the Father has come, though there is more to be played out.
I suppose, now that Monday has…Continue
Added by Scott on April 2, 2013 at 10:42am — No Comments