Daily Archives: 26 Jan 2010

Teen Drinking May Cause Irreversible Damage

That simple fact probably won’t deter the foolish, but perhaps it will at least make them pause for a few seconds before destroying themselves. A recent study led by neuroscientist Susan Tapert of the University of California, San Diego compared … Continue reading

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Paul Shirley: The Jock Version of Pat Robertson

Honestly I don’t know how some people manage to say the senseless things they do. Is it lack of intelligence, senility, or just simple stupidity? In the case of Robertson, I think it’s most often the ramblings of senility. In … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Total Depravity

Looking For Something Unique and Cool?

Well it just so happens that my daughter has put her considerable knitting skills to good use and opened a little shop where you can find, at this moment, cup cozies (I guess that’s what they are called).  She’s going … Continue reading

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Why Is The President of the SBC Asking People to Donate to Haiti Relief…

Through Samaritans Purse, a non SBC entity?  Wouldn’t it be more appropriate for him to urge his Twitter Followers to give through Baptist Global Response instead of Samaritans Purse? It’s not right for the President of the SBC to point … Continue reading

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Is The Pope’s Personal Life Really Our Business?

Pope John Paul II whipped himself with a belt, even on vacation, and slept on the floor as acts of penitence and to bring him closer to Christian perfection, according to a new book by the Polish prelate spearheading his … Continue reading

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Christian Self Congratulations and Haiti

There have been a number of news reports locally on churches and schools which have come to the aid of Haiti. In more than a few of these reports, there’s more than a little self congratulation going on. ‘We have … Continue reading

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The SBC’s ‘Great Commission Resurgence’ And the Average SBC Church

There’s a discussion taking place among SBC bloggers about the SBC’s Great Commission Resurgence plan.  In response to this post, I reply I would be encouraged too, if the history of the SBC leadership actually ever demonstrated an interest in … Continue reading

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I’ve Got A Better Idea

Instead of sending inmates to Mexico, like the Governor of California wants, I think we should send all our Congressmen and Senators to Afghanistan, and members of the Executive Branch to Iraq, and the Judiciary (from city judges up through … Continue reading

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The Whore, Reason

Autonomous reason, the man who makes himself autonomous in his reason, ‘captain of his soul,’ this proclamation of his glory, and of reason as the final court of appeal, is the real core of sin, the secret heart of the … Continue reading

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Both the distrust which springs from fear, which leads us to try to help ourselves, and the renunciation of obedience and of dependence on God, which springs from arrogance, are inseparably connected. — Emil Brunner

Posted in Emil Brunner, Theology

Promiscuity and Teen Pregnancy

The Washington Post reports The pregnancy rate among teenage girls in the United States has jumped for the first time in more than a decade, raising alarm that the long campaign to reduce motherhood among adolescents is faltering, according to … Continue reading

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Total Depravity: The Kid Who Killed His Parents to Avoid Chores

14 year-old John Caudle has confessed to Colorado police that he killed his mother and step-dad to get out of doing his household chores, reports KUSA in Denver. Caudle’s mother, Joanne Rinebarger, and her husband Tracy Rinebarger, were discovered dead … Continue reading

Posted in Theology, Total Depravity


‘I believe…’   That’s how the Apostle’s Creed begins.  In English.  In Latin, it begins ‘Credo…’ And the very beginning of the Apostle’s Creed is ‘Credo in Deum, Patrem omnipotentem, Creatorem caeli et terrae.’ ‘I believe in God the Father … Continue reading

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