Monthly Archives: September 2005

Shadowlands movie

Excellent review of the 1993 movie’s shortcomings. It is incredibly moving, with a fantastic lead performance, and let’s face it… even bowdlerized Lewis is edifying.

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Women’s Ordination: Novelty or God’s Word?

Sir, a woman’s preaching is like a dog’s walking on his hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all. -Samuel Johnson It is popularly thought that the prohibition on women’s ordination … Continue reading

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Chaplain fired

According to ESPN, the chaplain for the Washington Nationals was fired for telling an inquiring player that Jews are doomed if they do not believe in Jesus. “The Nationals did a good job about bringing hate into the locker room,” … Continue reading

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He was a contemporary of Martin Luther. His translation takes the English language to its highest glories: “the twinkling of an eye” “O death, where is thy sting?” “In the beginning was the Word…” “Seek and ye shall find” “Greater … Continue reading

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Heaven: To Be With Christ

For the Christian, heaven is where Jesus is. We do not need to speculate on what heaven will be like. It is enough to know that we will be for ever with Him. When we love anyone with our whole … Continue reading

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Phil Johnson lists John MacArthur’s take on why Mormonism is not Christian: The issue of authority. Christians believe the Bible is God’s authoritative, inerrant, unchanging and complete self-revelation (Jude 3). Scripture is the touchstone to which all other truth-claims must … Continue reading

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Baby Steps for Eternity

For a small reward, a man will hurry away on a long journey; while for eternal life, many will hardly take a single step. -Thomas à Kempis

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Your Love Broke Through

Make my life a prayer to You, I want to do what You want me to. No empty words and no white lies, No token prayers, no compromise. Keith Green was one of the most interesting saints of the 20th … Continue reading

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Reformation Study Bible

If you are interested in the English Standard Version of the Bible based on the recommendation of John Piper and others, check out the Reformation Study Bible. Its comments, edited by RC Sproul, are nearly identical to those in the … Continue reading

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Was God’s Judgement on New Orleans?

A certain “fundamentalist” group is claiming that God’s judgement was on New Orleans for its immorality, its strip clubs, and its hosting of an upcoming homosexual event. This has roused homosexual opposition. God ordains calamities (Is. 45:7, Amos 3:6) and … Continue reading

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The vulgarity of pop culture

When I complained of having dined at a splendid table without hearing one sentence of conversation worthy of being remembered, he said, “Sir, there seldom is any such conversation.” BOSWELL. “Why then meet at table?” JOHNSON. “Why, to eat and … Continue reading

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