Monthly Archives: January 2004

Is Election Fair?

The doctrine of election is a hard one. The idea of God sovereignly determining, before time began, that only specific individuals would be saved does not mesh well with the view of God many of us have. People were made, … Continue reading

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Coding Tip

If you are testing a code change, and the test takes a good half hour to run, I’ve discovered an important tip that I want to pass on to you: It helps if you actually recompile your code. Sigh… I’m … Continue reading

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Bragging on My Oldest

Last winter my two boys were sick a _lot_. It was miserable. So this winter, especially after the flu was reported to be so bad, I made the decision to keep my kids out of church for a while. At … Continue reading

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Theology Class

I’m teaching a “Theology 101” Sunday School class at church. Until just recently, we hadn’t had too many options for adult Sunday School, so we started my class, a sermon discussion class, and a ladies marriage class. I was running … Continue reading

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Unconditional Election

An introduction to the doctrine of election, from the theology class I’ve been teaching. Continue reading

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Cheaper By The Dozen

If you have not seen this movie, do so. When I first saw that it starred Steve Martin, I wasn’t interested in seeing it. I’m not a big Steve Martin fan and was expecting it to be crude. Then I … Continue reading

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1 Timothy 4:1-5

1 Timothy 4:1-5 (NAS) 1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in … Continue reading

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Influencing the Culture or Preaching the Gospel

Michael Spencer discusses the danger of making the message of the gospel so acceptable to the world that they are able to appropriate and even affirm it while entirely missing the point. I particularly like the proposed new verse of … Continue reading

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The Old Paths

Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. – Jeremiah 6:16 Bill at ughleethoughts wonders … Continue reading

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Fight the Good Fight

I’ve been reading 1 Timothy for my devotionals the past few days. What struck me last night was this: 1 Timothy 1:18-19 This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, … Continue reading

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