This is a new piece I created. Some have called it disturbing, some have called it beautiful, I think it is both. Christ was "gutted" so that we may have the guts to follow Him.
Added by Terri on October 22, 2008 at 3:30pm —
I have come across the following articles and web resources for helping those who hold Judeo-Christian values determine who to vote for in this next election. Although neither McCain nor Obama are the ideal Christian candidate, I believe that the McCain-Palin ticket would be much more favorable to upholding core Christian values, such as the sanctity of life and marriage between a man and a woman.
There are Christians supporting Obama who argue that an Obama/Biden administration… Continue
Added by Alexander M Jordan on October 22, 2008 at 1:31pm —
The video below is produced by the Judicial Confirmation Network
and reminds Americans that a most critical
issue in the Presidential election is that whoever becomes President will choose those who are nominated and eventually will be the next Supreme Court Justices. The decisions made by this small body (appointed for life) certainly will impact the lives of Americans for years to come.
As an… Continue
Added by Alexander M Jordan on October 22, 2008 at 1:25pm —
CNN's David Gergen
Principal Seymour Skinner!
Added by Kevin on October 22, 2008 at 9:00am —
Churches (and what I mean by this is the local manifestation of the Universal Church but I'll refer to them for now on as assemblies) have lost focus of the Gospel.
All of humanity stands before God's wrath, mercy, love, judgment and righteousness on equal footing as having fallen short of His perfect glory. To all of humanity He has set up the cross with His own slain Son, dying as a satisfaction of God's wrath, a demonstration of God's love, a condemnation on… Continue
Added by Rey Reynoso on October 22, 2008 at 8:30am —
As a believer, the scriptures play a central role in my life as it should in the lives of all believers. It has always been my passion to understand what is taught in scripture as clearly as possible. I hope to pass on what I have learned regarding bible study as well as learn what others know that I don't know about it. So feel free to drop a comment on any thing I say and offer any insights you have.
As I get time, I will attempt to discuss here, a methodology for getting at the… Continue
Added by Jeff Philapy on October 21, 2008 at 9:30pm —
It has come to my attention that the “Self” has been deified by our souls. It has too much say so. Rather than holding ourselves accountable to God, we instead hold ourselves accountable to ourselves. The result of which is a hindrance of spiritual growth and a poor understanding of God. By using the theory of the “id”, the “ego” and the “superego”, I'll attempt to explain just how this plays out in the heart of humanity. Here's how is see this happening;
First let's take a look at… Continue
Added by Brian Feaster on October 20, 2008 at 8:31pm —
I grew up in the beautiful foothills of Greenville, South Carolina which has so many hole-in-the-wall coffee shops, it makes someone like me all giddy on the inside. I love coffee. At one point in my life, I wanted to own a coffee shop. I would have eclectic musicians with thick sideburns come and pick their acoustics on Saturday nights for change. I would have just enough lighting, but not too much. Plenty of non-smelly candles. Anyway...I gave this too much thought.
But now I live… Continue
Added by Kevin on October 20, 2008 at 11:37am —
Why did the chicken cross the road? (sorry Longer than I had hoped).
BARACK OBAMA: The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a change! The chicken wanted change!
JOHN MC CAIN: My friends, that chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with
all the chickens on the other side of the road.
HILLARY CLINTON: When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little chicken to cross the road. This… Continue
Added by Rey Reynoso on October 20, 2008 at 11:00am —
: How can you prove that the Jewish/Christian God is the real God? Why are you so sure that he is the real God?
: Let me begin by saying that the question shouldn’t be how can I prove that the God of the Bible is the true God? Rather the question should be how much proof do you require to believe that the God of the Bible is the true God? In my experience with people who question the existence of God, it isn’t so much a question of proof, but more a… Continue
Added by Carl Gobelman on October 20, 2008 at 9:27am —
“Statistics show that most people professing faith in Christ have never completely read their Bible. Many people start reading but then become overwhelmed by the number of chapters (1,189) and verses (31,102) there are. What we don’t realize is that it can be accomplished by reading fewer than four chapters a day!
By dividing the Bible into 365 daily readings, your goal of reading the Bible in a year can easily be accomplished. Here in Bible Study Tools, not only can you come and… Continue
Added by Nicole on October 20, 2008 at 6:30am —
“So from that day on [the Pharisees] made plans to put him to death.” (John 11:53; ESV)
I’ve often said when one mentions the name “Jesus Christ,” it usually evokes strong reactions; either positive or negative. People who claim neutrality regarding Jesus, more than likely haven’t read the gospels very closely. The neutral “camp” usually reverts to old clichés such as “Jesus was a great moral teacher,” or “Jesus gave us a great moral example to follow,” or “Jesus was a great… Continue
Added by Carl Gobelman on October 18, 2008 at 9:00am —
I'm in my first semester of the ThM program and am taking greek. The mechanics of learning it are well, grueling and very time consuming. But obviously the dividends will pay off as I learn to exegete in the original biblical language. In fact, translating portions of John's work has already been a part of our work. So I have a love-hate thing going with the greek. But since I am determined to love it, I thought nothing would be better than to express my sentiments in this poem. I think those… Continue
Added by Lisa Robinson on October 17, 2008 at 10:58pm —
Jesus Christ died for ALL of the sins of the world. The Bible says that unbelief is a sin. To say that Jesus died for every sin "except" unbelief is to say that Jesus Christ did not die for ALL of the sin of the world. Why does the Christian world deny the completeness of the work of the cross?
You are absolutely correct when you say that Jesus Christ died for the sins of mankind (“He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for… Continue
Added by Carl Gobelman on October 17, 2008 at 9:04am —
Christian editorial writer Rod Dreher of the Dallas Morning News
picks up a meme I touched on recently: In the absence of a candidate to vote for
, there is no moral obligation to vote at all
After eight years of GOP misrule from the White House, Republicans don't deserve to win again -- especially if it's hard to see how a… Continue
Added by Derek Gilbert on October 16, 2008 at 10:11pm —
In a recent blog post entitled "Economic Pie"
, I talked about what it moral and fair. The liberal mantra is that "the rich" should pay their "fair share". But what is "fair"?
If I make twice as much as you, is it "fair" that I pay twice as much in taxes? Maybe. I'll even go as far as to say "probably". If you make $50,000 a year and I make $250,000 a year (I'm just dreaming here) after… Continue
Added by Daniel on October 16, 2008 at 4:50pm —
“But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.” (Romans 6:17-18, ESV)
As we continue our survey through the book of Romans, we’re in the section of the letter that addresses the doctrine of Sanctification. Theologically speaking, salvation consists of four phases: Election, Justification,… Continue
Added by Carl Gobelman on October 16, 2008 at 1:13pm —
Here is a post from my blog: http://theologyandculture.wordpress.com/.
There is a cool website up called the “Political Compass.” The main idea is that the traditional categories of “right” and “left” are oversimplifying, and it introduces a way to distinguish between radically different philosophies within the “left” and “right” camps. For example:
"On the standard left-right scale, how do you distinguish… Continue
Added by Theophilus on October 15, 2008 at 12:04pm —
For if anyone sees you who have knowledge eating in an idol’s temple, will he not be encouraged if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols. And so by your knowledge this weak person is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died. Thus, sinning against your brothers and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble. 1 Corinthians 8:10-13
Seriously? Go… Continue
Added by Nicole on October 15, 2008 at 6:56am —
I saw Steve Forbes mention something last night that was the perfect analogy. He talked about how the economy was like a pie. The liberals want to change how the pie is sliced to give the poor a bigger slice. Conservatives want to grow the pie so that everyone gets a bigger slice. The more I thought about it, the more that made sense. While I applaud the compassion of the liberal that wants to give the poor, I don't agree with the method. Obama recently told a plumber in a rope line, "I… Continue
Added by Daniel on October 14, 2008 at 2:30pm —