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To One and All

 
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Posted by on 22 Dec 2017 in Modern Culture

 

Scholarship’s Sloth-Like Advance

The reason that scholars keep debating the same old things is because no one reads anything over 10 years old anymore.   If they did, they would know that their argument has already been made earlier, better.  Scholarship, when it’s meaningful and lasting, advances like a glacier or a giant sloth, not like a tornado or hurricane.

 
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Posted by on 22 Dec 2017 in Modern Culture

 

How To Know, Pastors, If It’s Time to Leave the Church You Serve

There are two ways a Pastor has to know that it’s time to leave a church. 1- if the Holy Spirit opens a door to service elsewhere, and 2- if they kill you.

 
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Posted by on 22 Dec 2017 in Modern Culture

 

Why Jesus Came

Who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the LORD been revealed?  For he grew up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised, and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and as one from whom men hide their face he was despised, and we esteemed him not.  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, yet he humbled himself and opened not his mouth; as a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep that before her shearers is dumb; yea, he opened not his mouth.  By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who among them considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living? for the transgression of my people was he stricken.  And they made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; although he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his month. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. (Isa. 53:1-10)

 
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Posted by on 22 Dec 2017 in Modern Culture

 

What Devil Inhabits Such Souls…

Such evil.

An Oklahoma man is facing charges after police say he beat his girlfriend’s five-year-old son because the child opened a Christmas present early.

KJRH reports the mother’s boyfriend was watching her children while she went Christmas shopping over the weekend. When she got home, she saw bruises on the child’s arms and back, welts on his forehead and what appeared to be a handprint on his cheek.

In a Facebook post, the mother wrote, “Words cannot explain seeing your baby like this and having no clue what happened. I ran to him like any mother would do crying, hugging him, begging what happened. ‘Wesley hurt me bad mama,’ is all he kept saying.”

The mother told KJRH her boyfriend, 25-year-old Wesley McCollum, told her he was trying to teach the boy a lesson for opening a Christmas present early.

McCollum was arrested and charged with child neglect and child abuse, according to police records.

“For a grown man to punch a child over and over and slap him and beat him with a belt ALL over is no man at all,” she wrote. “He is the lowest scum on earth…”

And under the earth….

 
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Posted by on 22 Dec 2017 in Total Depravity

 
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Your Favorite Bloggers At a Lecture By NT Wright

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Posted by on 22 Dec 2017 in Modern Culture