Daily Archives: 25 Jan 2010

A Thought Worth Thinking

It is not virtue which is the opposite of sin, but faith, just as it is not vice which is the essence of sin, but unbelief.  — Emil Brunner

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Why must people in pastoral positions ‘allegedly’ do such things? A former associate pastor at a Kenton County church is in jail on a child sex charge. John Wayne Diehl was arrested Friday and is being held on $50,000 bond. … Continue reading

Posted in Calvin, Church History, Modern Culture, Theology, Total Depravity

The President’s Plan for the Middle Class…

Is completely meaningless to me. And to most of the people my age that I know. He wishes to implement, it seems, the following plans: • Nearly doubling the tax credit that families making under $85,000 can receive for child … Continue reading

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Zwingli For Today

Ni disciplinae ecclesiasticae suscitentur, frustra praedicando laboras. — Huldrych Zwingli

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A Bit More Geek Stuff

Evidently viruses are being spread in fraudulent youtube links being directed to facebook inboxes. Beware any youtube link showing up in your fb inbox (and thanks to Eric Carpenter for pointing the threat out).

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A Bit of a Geekish Interlude

I’d like to interrupt our regular programming with a bit of, I hope, helpful geekery. Here’s the back-story: A week or so ago my subscription to McAfee’s Antivirus program was about to expire and I didn’t feel inclined to pay … Continue reading

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Clarke: On Interpreting Scripture

Every lover of God and truth should be very choice in his selections, when he comes forward in behalf of the more mysterious doctrines of the Bible. Quote nothing that is not clear: advance nothing that does not tell. When … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Theology

Calvin: On Self Evaluation

I know how much more pleasant it is to a person when his charms and praises are pointed out than when he hears about and sees his misery, disgrace, baseness, and futility. For the human spirit likes nothing better than … Continue reading

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Policy And Appointment At The Tip of the Sword

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, in a recent interview with Mike Allen of Politico warned that the financial markets could react negatively if Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke isn’t confirmed for a second term. In other words, re-appoint the fellow who has … Continue reading

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To Borrow A Phrase From Rehoboam…

If you think my previous blog was unwilling to pull punches in order to pander to the foes of truth, it’s ‘thigh’ will not be as thick as this one’s ‘little finger’. The time has come for Christian theologians to … Continue reading

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This Is What Happens When You Pretend to be A Theologian, But You Never Have Recourse to the Bible for Your Silly Opinions

This is what you become.  A person who talks about the politics of Jesus without bothering to know anything about either Jesus or the Judaism from which he sprang.  And a ‘theologian’ who defends lifestyles at odds with the biblical … Continue reading

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Who Drinks Holy Water?

Holy water is apparently consumed by Russian Orthodox believers. Who knew. I didn’t. I thought it was used by Catholics and Orthodox as an external application to babies and demon possessed people and that sort of thing. But the Orthodox … Continue reading

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Popular… You’re Gonna Be Popular… Just Not Quite as Popular As Me…

I love that song from Wicked. Yes, I know about popular… 😉

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Oprah Mocks Abstinence, and So Does ABC’s Good Morning America

Oprah’s audience could be heard laughing when Oprah pressed Bristol Palin on her claim to remain, now, abstinent until married when ABC reported the story this morning on GMA. The GMA report that followed essentially supported the mocking of abstinence, … Continue reading

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Eduard Meyer: Lest We Forget

January 25th marks the Anniversary of the birth of Eduard Meyer, famed historian and scholar, born this day in 1855. There’s a portrait for you and a photograph.  Lest we forget…

Posted in Archaeology, Bible

There’s No Point To Having More Than 150 Friends

Because, apparently, if you have more than that, they won’t be meaningful relationships anyway. Robin Dunbar, professor of evolutionary anthropology at Oxford University, says that this number [150] has been the same throughout history and among different societies. “The interesting … Continue reading

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The Ethiopian Airliner

If you’re the praying sort, do so for the families of those lost when an Ethiopian airliner that went down in the Meditteranean overnight. The Boeing 737 bound for Addis Ababa in Ethiopia fell into the Mediterranean in a ball … Continue reading

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