Monthly Archives: July 2006

Beatdowns

Now, I’m the kind of man that wouldn’t harm a mouse / But if I catch somebody breakin’ in my house / I’ve got a twelve gauge shotgun waitin’ on the other side -Charlie Daniels Watching United 93 awhile back, … Continue reading

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Our biggest foe

In Ch. 9 of “Evangelicalism Divided,” the venerable Iain Murray of Banner of Truth Trust has valuable words on Satan: The devil is a mere fable and superstition, so men believe; according to Scripture he is the unseen enemy who … Continue reading

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Luther: ride to the sound of the guns

If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the Word of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly … Continue reading

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Abortion and the early church

Almost three thousand years ago, Solomon wrote, “there is nothing new under the sun” (Ec. 1:9). In the case of abortion, his conclusion is essentially supported. The methods and motives, and the questions involved in the morality and metaphysics of … Continue reading

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In the love of one woman

In the movie Rembrandt, the painter (Charles Laughton) sits in a tavern with a group of men. How, his companions ask, can he stand to paint his wife Saskia all the time? Seven years of marriage, and still he paints … Continue reading

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A fat man’s pleasure

In Doug’s Wilson’s Persuasions, a young man derides chastity and makes fun of the evangelist who has missed out on the joys of promiscuity. The evangelist replies well: If I see a 400-lb man on the street, I do not … Continue reading

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Companies funding killers

Take a look at this list compiled by the well-respected pro-life group, LDI. Companies have many worthy and non-controversial charities to give to, and yet they fund Planned Parenthood. Many of these companies market children’s products, and yet still they … Continue reading

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Denominational downfall redux, part 2

I just had to quote this witty excerpt from North’s book: America in the twentieth century has offered a three-fold ecclesiastical development. 1. Theologically conservative, creedal, hierarchical denominations grow more liberal as they grow larger and wealthier, thereby attracting the … Continue reading

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Denominational downfall redux

Gary North is perhaps best known for making bad Y2K predictions and Christian reconstructionist views. However, even critics speak highly of his 1000+ page, 1996 history of the liberal takeover of the northern Presbyterian Church, Crossed Fingers (the whole thing … Continue reading

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A cheap shot

Many sports are boring to watch, at least on TV– NASCAR, bowling, hockey. Others are imports of no interest to this American– Rugby, cricket, curling. But I loathe only one: soccer. Stephen Moore once said: No other activity in life … Continue reading

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Rome’s pretensions

Here’s an interesting excerpt from A. Cleveland Coxe’s introduction to the great 2nd-century church father Irenaeus’s work, Against Heresies: This history introduces us to the Church in her western outposts… Polycarp had sent Pothinus into Celtic Gaul at an early … Continue reading

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The Da Vinci Code’s false history

I recently talked to a woman who was mightily confused about Dan Brown’s baloney that Constantine cooked up the canon of Scripture. For those interested in a brief overview of the manifold errors in this book, this audio interview is … Continue reading

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The big garbage disposal

As a follow up to the June 28 post, Operation Rescue bought a Wichita building that housed a former abortion clinic. Here’s an excerpt of what they found (hat tip: Slice of Laodicea): “Under the sink was one of the … Continue reading

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