Monthly Archives: January 2012

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

“For food in a world where many walk in hunger, For faith in a world where many walk in fear, For friends in a world where many walk alone, We give You thanks, O Lord.” – Source: spoken by Robert … Continue reading

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Was Jesus Wrong When He Said the Mustard Seed Was the Smallest of All Seeds?

The accusation is sometimes made that Jesus erred when He said that the mustard seed was the smallest of all seeds.  People who make this accusation do so by hauling Jesus’s words out of context and acting like He was … Continue reading

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J.P. Holding on Honor and Shame in Ancient Times

J.P. Holding is writing a very interesting series on honor and shame.  Here’s the first installment:  Tekton Ticker: Honor and Shame, Part 1. Holding’s research gives insight into many passages of Scripture, but also has implications for our lives today … Continue reading

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Randal Rauser on Christian Unity

Randal Rauser recently posted What unifies Christians for Christian unity week?  I and others commented.

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Randal Rauser on Christians and Trinitarians

Randal Rauser recently posted Must a Christian believe in the Trinity?  This post was an outgrowth of recent previous posts he had written.  Most of the ensuing discussion was about the correct definition of “Christian” and whether or not it entailed … Continue reading

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Practical Cosmology Versus Scientific Cosmology

In our age we have a practical cosmology (the same one employed by the ancient Hebrews) and a scientific one as well (that they didn’t have). According to our practical cosmology we look “up” at the sky, time the sun”rise” … Continue reading

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Young Ben Breedlove Testifies of God and Angels

Ben Breedlove (1993-2011) made this two-part video two weeks before he died.  It caught Internet fire (6.3M views to date) and was picked up by various media outlets.  I’ve been told, however, that many of those outlets withheld Ben’s reference … Continue reading

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Neither Trinitarianism nor Modalism Is Taught by Scripture

I am amazed that either Modalists or Trinitarians would say that their respective doctrine is taught by the Scriptures. Any honest reading of the Bible would have to acknowledge that if either doctrine is true it is because the Scriptures … Continue reading

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Randal Rauser on Who Is a Christian

Randal Rauser recently posted Will the real Christian please stand up?  There have been many comments on his post.  I commented, mainly to point out the futility and counterproductivity of the exercise.  The comment string also led to a discussion of … Continue reading

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Randal Rauser on Jesus’ “False Beliefs”

How many wrong beliefs did Jesus have? is a recent post by Randal Rauser.  My answer to this question is an unequivocal “None.”  I responded at several points in the comments.  I like Randal, but I think his speculation is ill-conceived … Continue reading

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