Things I Think... 1 5

Things I Think…

1. Today is Martin Luther King Day. Some Christians have always questioned his accomplishments because of his moral failures…often, the same ones who believe the current President shouldn’t be judged by his. We are...

Comments, please…: Duane W.H. Arnold, PhD 3 29

Comments, please…: Duane W.H. Arnold, PhD

Comments, please… “The Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire…”  Discuss this quote in context and discuss its veracity, or lack thereof, in the context of the European religious situation...

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Prayer & Praise

Almighty God, your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world. May your people, illuminated by your word and sacraments, shine with the radiance of his glory, that he may be...

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Can A Christian Smoke Marijuana?

Cleaning out the mailbag… Can a Christian smoke marijuana? I’m not your mom… The first question you have to answer is if it’s legal where you live. If not, you probably shouldn’t. If it...

Are Abusive Pastors "Saved"? 11 31

Are Abusive Pastors “Saved”?

One of the ongoing theological questions concerns whether we can perceive the state of someones soul (“saved” or “lost”) by observing behaviors over a period of time. Is a person walking in “holiness”? Are...

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Enneagram?

Sometimes I get lots of mail on subjects of no interest to me whatsoever. The following fits that category. Lately, I’ve been getting lots of inquiries about the use of the enneagram in spiritual...

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Things I Think…

1. Lawsuits in process against the Southern Baptist Convention may affect the future of both the SBC and the two Calvary Chapel factions.     Those lawsuits are attacking the doctrine of “autonomy”, the...

Linkathon! 17 1

Linkathon!

School textbooks tell different versions of history in different states… Wrestling with questions God doesn’t answer… When restoration hurts… Suspended and silenced by an SBC pastor… Greg Boyd’s new book on the Bible… Sermons...