Monthly Archives: November 2006

Christmas ideas

I refer to A.A. Hodge’s Outlines of Theology as much as any book in my library. It is a superb one volume collection of the Biblical knowledge of the 19th century titans at old Princeton. It’s more practical and manageable … Continue reading

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Google Reader

Though I have misgivings about Google’s liberal culture, I generally like the power and simplicity of their products. Their Google Reader is quite good and allows one to track blogs in less time.

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Sparks and suns

And all these [Old Testament examples], though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. -Heb 11:39-40 Calvin comments: If … Continue reading

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Perseverance through warnings

Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. -Heb 4:1 Geoffrey Wilson comments: Such warnings against apostasy are misunderstood when they are thought … Continue reading

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Bible and…

Another major advance. Seriously now, folks…

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The folly of opposing the King

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. -Heb 1:3a John Owen comments: This abundantly discovers the vanity and folly of … Continue reading

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Ted Haggard and grading on a Curve

Endless print has been spilled on Ted Haggard. I don’t wish to defend the man’s bad arminian theology or his hypocrisy, nor speculate on whether he is really a Christian. More interesting to me is the hardening that always occurs … Continue reading

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A victory for George Tiller

Hebrews 12 speaks of Christians as strangers and exiles on this earth. Always a minority. This became clear yesterday when ELCA parishioner and late-term abortionist George Tiller won a major victory after contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars to oust … Continue reading

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A new and deadly disease

Ah, election season. Our political parties, like all political parties always and everywhere in our fallen world, are filled with power seekers attracted to power like flies to manure. Most politicians eventually discover found that dispensing the public treasury wins … Continue reading

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Lively stones

A wonderful, 1826 passage from Swiss pastor Felix Neff, quoted from “Evangelicalism Divided:” [I]n this impure and dark world, this obscure quarry, whence the Great Builder is pleased to take some stones for his edifice, what shall we find, but … Continue reading

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