Monthly Archives: July 2013

misquoted verses – the widows mite

Mar 12:41 Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. Mar 12:42 Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make … Continue reading

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the gospel of the birth of caesar

Gospel means literally “good news”. Even in the Bible it is used to communicate various meanings. For example, Paul uses it in Galatians as the message to Abraham about having his children bless the world: Gal 3:8 And the Scripture, … Continue reading

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all I really need to know I learned from video games – part 2

Another game I played during my summer months while home from college was RuneScape. In RuneScape, individuals can fish, mine, chop trees, cook, or pick from a dozen other skills to level. Each skill produces items which can be sold … Continue reading

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all I really need to know I learned from video games – part 1

From Thomas Sowell’s Basic Economics: If the entire contents of a store get sold out in about two weeks, then that penny on a dollar becomes more like a quarter on the dollar (26 cents, to be exact) over the … Continue reading

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defining dispensationalism

Dispensationalism is the belief that “God sometimes changes the way He asks man to show Faith.” From a debate on theologyonline: In other words, a more simplistic question might be, “Has the ‘gospel’ (good news) ever changed?” I would say … Continue reading

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is God done with national israel

There is an interesting anti-dispensationalist text that can be found at It starts: THE INTERPRETIVE grid which sees a literal fulfillment of certain Old Testament prophecies mandating a futuristic, national restoration of ethnic Israel as an earthly people of … Continue reading

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the secrets of the mystery cults

The mystery cults were the pagan secretive cults that flourished during the rise of Christianity. Many Christian fathers used mystery language or adhered to mystery teachings. Christian similarities to mystery cults might even explain Christianity’s rapid expansion. But several teachings … Continue reading

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why I oppose handicap parking spaces

About 4 years ago, I was attending a mandatory “leadership” course. With all such courses, they like to throw in games about value systems. One such game seemed to try to make the point that although people are extremely contentious … Continue reading

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