Monthly Archives: April 2007

Machen on Faith

Faith is the opinion that some person will do something for you. If that person will really do that thing for you, then the faith is true. If he will not do it, then the faith is false. -J Greshem … Continue reading

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An evening with the stars

Last weekend presented a nice opportunity: clear skies and a new moon (well, close enough). And so the telescope and I visited my boyhood back yard, well away from the city. It may be an urban legend, but I read … Continue reading

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Empty gestures and meaningless lives

Pastor Timmons ponders the empty gestures in today’s ceremony at Virginia Tech.

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Cussin’

But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. -Col. 3:8 Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there … Continue reading

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VT slayings

One hopes that the aftermath of this vicious shooting will not follow the pattern of past ones. That is: For a few days coverage will focus on “human stories” as details continue to emerge. After the shock subsides, the shootings … Continue reading

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Tootsie Roll!

A comedic highlight of the year is the Toosie Roll annual report. The quaint product descriptions are a hoot (pardon the pun, Mr. Owl). Here’s a sample: Tootsie Roll Mini Chews are luscious morsels of soft, chewy Tootsie Roll smothered … Continue reading

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The power of His anger

You won’t see many contemporary Christian songs on God’s wrath or anger. It doesn’t sell; it’s hard to expect much in the way of the prophetic from commercial sources. We can’t comprehend the grandness of God’s holiness or the depth … Continue reading

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Adolescents with consciences always in fashion

It was a couple of weeks ago that Senators John Warner and Hillary Clinton announced that homosexuality is not immoral. I thought about that while reading a reprinted Joe Sobran column. Sobran hits it on the head: The pundits who … Continue reading

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How’s this for chutzpah?

Check out the ad that Pastor Timmons ran across (from a local non-denominational church) and the scolding response from that church’s pastor. Unbelievable.

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300– save your money

I’m a sucker for movies about ancient history, but I didn’t like 300. When Gandalf the Gray stands on the bridge and thunders “You shall not… pass!” to the demonic Balrog, there is a profound hint of spiritual warfare (no … Continue reading

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OSU takes another tumble

Question: How does it feel to be a fan of a college that has lost two national championship games in one year? Answer: Not very good. OSU played at Florida’s level — I didn’t think it possible — but they … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Hospitality

Pastor Timmons has some good words on “front yard missions.”

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