Monthly Archives: June 2005

Blog Down For A While

This blog will be down for a few days. I am moving to Word Press and cleaning up some old stuff. I certainly won’t be posting until I am done, and the whole site will probably be up and down … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heiland

Heiland, by Franklin Sanders. 276 pages. Available through Draught Horse Press for $10. Heiland is the German word for “savior”. It’s also the surname of the protagonist in this story. The book is set in Tennessee in the year 2020. … Continue reading

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My Wife is So Dumb

My wife is _so_ dumb that she’s been married to me for eight years now. I always figured she was smarter than that. Glad she’s not! I guess it just goes to show you that there _is_ a difference between … Continue reading

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Happy Fathers Day

James Dobson describes the straight life for men: “The straight life for a working man is not much simpler. It is pulling your tired frame out of bed, five days a week, fifty weeks out of the year. It is … Continue reading

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Examining a Few Practices

After two back-to-back posts with comments turned off, I thought I would have a more open topic to discuss. I recently disparaged the idea of running a church as a business. I don’t want to get into that, but I … Continue reading

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More Thoughts About the Church as a Body, not a Business

Here are some more thoughts about my recent post, Church is a Family, not a Business. One reason it’s important to maintain this distinction, and to realize that we have – consciously or not – adopted the business mindset, is … Continue reading

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The Church is a Family, Not a Business

Aside from Matthew 5:13-16, I am hard pressed to think of many passages of scripture that have been more abused by the modern American church than 1 Corinthians 12. That passage teaches us that the church functions as a body. … Continue reading

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Losing My Religion

If I were to get in a time machine and go back, say, 10 years and meet myself, my 20 year old self would not like me very much. Ten years ago I was a premillenial dispensationalist and an Arminian … Continue reading

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Appeal to Consequences is no way to Rightly Handle the Bible

The most common arguments I get against Calvinism have precious little to do with Scripture. People very rarely say “so, what do you make of this verse here?” It happens sometime, but it is not that common. Instead, I get … Continue reading

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God’s Sovereignty Over Pharaoh

One of the clearest examples of God acting sovereignly and freely is in His bringing Israel out of Egypt. God was very clear that His plan was to harden Pharaoh’s heart so that God could glorify Himself by visiting judgment … Continue reading

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