What’s The Difference Between Saturday and Sunday?

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Answering Your Mail

Dear Jim,

If you had to recommend what you considred to be the most important book, what would it be (but not the Bible).

Thank you,

Allison H.

Dear Allison,

brunnerThere are so many important volumes but I have thought for a very long time that the most important, for Christian Theologians anyway, is Emil Brunner’s Revelation and Reason.  I would even go so far as to say that no one who is a student of Christian thought can ignore this book and if they do, they can’t consider themselves well read or even well informed.

It is, to put it simply, absolutely indispensable.  Read it, or know nothing that must be known.

I hope that answers your question.

Jim

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Total Depravity: The Tat Artist Infected with HIV Who Used Tainted Needles…

On his step-daughter.

A man, who is HIV positive, has been indicted on child endangering charges after prosecutors say he used the same tainted needle to tattoo his 15-year-old stepdaughter that he used on himself.  Jeremy Paul Huffman, 42, was indicted on two counts of felonious assault, and two counts of child endangerment.

According to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, Huffman gave his step daughter eight tattoos over a two year time period. O’Brien says that at least four of the tattoos happened after Huffman had tattooed himself and/or the child’s mother, who is also HIV positive, and he did not change the needle, and then he proceeded to use the same tainted needle to tattoo the stepdaughter.

Explain that without making reference to depravity, evil, or wickedness.

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The Last Call for Carnival Submissions for the April Edition

Send ’em along.  The Carnival will post tonight at 00:01.

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In Light of the Previous

Let the one who has ears, hear…

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In Light of the Previous

Let him who has ears, hear-

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Luther: On Those Who Willingly Believe Lies

lutherWhat if my pastor preached to me like this: “Listen! I will now deliver a sermon. Three parts of it will be lies and the fourth part will be true”—and, moreover, he did not distinguish for me which were the three parts or which the fourth part? If I, nevertheless, blindly believed everything, then please tell me, what basis I would have for accusing such a pastor on the Last Day of having deceived me? He would answer me (just as the devil himself would): “I have not deceived you, but you deceived yourself. I warned you that I would lie to you, and you wanted to have the lies.” — Martin Luther

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