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More Than a Quarter of Americans Are Wretched Theologians, Just Purely Wretched

Indeed, the percentage is much higher than a paltry 25%, but 25% at LEAST are really awful when it comes to theological astuteness and acuity.  Why?  Because at least 25% of Americans actually think God influences the outcome of sporting … Continue reading

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More Twitter Theology That Makes Me Sigh…

The answer is, neither- God is found in Christ.  Doesn’t anyone read the Bible anymore? ὡς ὅτι θεὸς ἦν ἐν Χριστῷ κόσμον καταλλάσσων ἑαυτῷ, μὴ λογιζόμενος αὐτοῖς τὰ παραπτώματα αὐτῶν καὶ θέμενος ἐν ἡμῖν τὸν λόγον τῆς καταλλαγῆς. 2 Cor … Continue reading

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The Truth About Atheism

Atheists don’t disbelieve in God; they disbelieve in a distorted image of God either concocted in their own minds or foisted upon them by the theologically illiterate and incompetent. No one who meets another can disbelieve in the existence of … Continue reading

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All Those Republicans Who Talk About their Love of God and the Bible Apparently Never Read It

Heads up, far right- Seek the LORD so you can live! Otherwise he will break out like fire against Joseph’s family; the fire will consume and no one will be able to quench it and save Bethel. The Israelites turn … Continue reading

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God Created Man Good…

God created man good: but man, being left to his own counsel, did through the persuasion of Satan, by his own action and depraved will, corrupt the goodness that God created in him: so now that sin is proper to … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: On American Theological Ignorance

Dear European friends confused about the American phenomenon of Tebowing. Let me explain. Some Americans think Jesus picks football games, and that he has a favourite player called Tim Tebow. Last night in a football game, this QB threw for … Continue reading

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God. I Understand Him

Numbers 14 (in the Common English Bible) – 1 The entire community raised their voice and the people wept that night. 2 All the Israelites criticized Moses and Aaron. The entire community said to them, “ If only we had … Continue reading

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Do You Feel Like God Owes You Something?

You’re mistaken. Since all people have sinned in Adam and have come under the sentence of the curse and eternal death, God would have done no one an injustice if it had been his will to leave the entire human … Continue reading

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With Christmas Approaching…

Isaiah 40 always rings in my ears- both because it’s fairly commonly read during Advent/Christmas and because of Handel’s marvelous oratorio ‘Messiah’ (which, coincidentally, was written for Easter, though now it’s only ever performed around Christmas). The Common English Bible … Continue reading

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When the Prince of Peace Comes…

They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.  Or, as the Common English Bible has it- ‘Then they will beat their swords into iron plows and their spears into pruning tools.’ I like very much … Continue reading

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Advent Scripture for the Day and Luke’s Heilsgeschichte

46 Mary said, “ With all my heart I glorify the Lord! 47 In the depths of who I am I rejoice in God my savior. 48 He has looked with favor on the low status of his servant. Look! … Continue reading

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God’s ‘To-Do’ List

The good folk at Reformiert Info are commencing a new weekly feature- God’s To-Do List.  Here’s the info- Neu: Jeden Montag präsentieren wir «Gottes to do-Liste». Mit Ernsthaftem und Humorvollem, Kleinem und Grossem, Ewigem und Aktuellem. Kommentieren erwünscht! Gottes to … Continue reading

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How Scott Distorts the Pope’s Message

In a very subtle way, Scott turns what the Pope said positively into a slam on something else. The Pope spoke positively of marriage which Scott then took to mean that the Pope was slamming gay marriage. Alas, speaking positively … Continue reading

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Agree? Disagree?

The pendulum of popular belief about Satan tends to swing between two extremes. On one side there are those who believe that he doesn’t exist at all, or if he does exist. he is a mere impersonal evil “force,” sort … Continue reading

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We Must Stop Telling Teens To Abstain From Sex in order to Avoid Pregnancy

For Christians, for the Church, such a reason is totally inadequate and totally inappropriate.  More correctly, teens and unmarried persons should abstain from sexual activity because such activity is contrary to the purpose and will of God and is in … Continue reading

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Baptized Babies? God Doesn’t Endorse that Kind of Forced Faith

So the cartoon is altogether wrong anyway. Bob’s suggested re-do, though, is more on the mark. Those Catholics and their crazy ways! I got this from Scott Bailey, who makes me laugh once a day. You can tell it’s not … Continue reading

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Self-Knowledge

Man does not … of himself know that he is a sinner: ‘natural’ self-knowledge is of the same character as ‘natural’ knowledge of God; it means ‘knowing about something’ which is not real knowledge.  — Emil Brunner

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August 2010 Biblical Studies Carnival

Let’s get this out of the way right up front so that it needn’t be mentioned again:  guess who was the #1 most beloved blogger of July?  That’s right pilgrims- me! Whew.  That was close.  I managed just a 20,000 … Continue reading

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