Monthly Archives: September 2013

low stability theologians

In one of my favorite Bryan Caplan posts he contrasts two types of people: people high in stability and those low in stability: People high in Stability realize that, objectively speaking, life in First World countries is good and getting … Continue reading

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the definition of soveriegnty

Calvinists love to redefine words such that they do not resemble any human understanding of that word. The world “election” comes to mind. Calvinists say it is nothing we do or say that influences our election. This is not a … Continue reading

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the simon- ehrlich bet

“If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000.” – Paul Ehrlich, 1971 In 1968, Paul Ehrlich published the book “The Population Bomb”. The first couple sentences of the book … Continue reading

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paul contradicts the idolaters

In this YouTube video, NT Wright has a very interesting section (@12:00 point) in which he identifies Paul’s clear teaching that mankind is made in the image of God: In every city that Paul visited, he first went to the … Continue reading

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God is true and faithful

One of the primary utterances in the Old Testament about God is his faithfulness. Here is Walter Brueggemann in his Theology of the Old Testament: Israel’s characteristic adjectival vocabulary about Yahweh is completely lacking in terms that have dominated classical … Continue reading

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omnipotence – full of contradictions

In college I sent a copy of a draft manuscript to one Christian girl in order for her review. Being remote, she and I began instant messaging each other about the text of the script. In the text I had … Continue reading

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genesis introduces man to God

When people pick up a Bible for the first time, they open to Genesis 1:1: Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. The first sentence that man reads is an affirmation that God created the … Continue reading

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elisha helps kill the king

In 2 Kings, there is an interesting story in which the prophet Elisha aids in another case of divine assassination. He provokes Hazael to kill the king of Syria by telling him that Hazael would be the next king. To … Continue reading

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neglected verses Eze 14 9

Eze 14:9 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people … Continue reading

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I AM is the relational name of God

By Craig Fisher It is well to have specifically holy places, and things, and days, for, without these focal points or reminders, the belief that all is holy and “big with God” will soon dwindle into a mere sentiment. But … Continue reading

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