Monthly Archives: November 2013

paul tells judaizers to castrate themselves

There is a very interesting point made in Reading Through Galatians by C.R. Hume. It brings up the interpretation of Paul’s statement in Galatians 5:12: Gal 5:12 I could wish that those who trouble you would even cut themselves off! … Continue reading

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marriage is not defined by the state

Some Christians believe that two individuals are not married unless the State provides them a marriage license. But, as I learned today, some States have ridiculous requirements to issue a marriage license. Some States literally require a blood test be … Continue reading

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didache – the teachings of the twelve

Eusebius mentions the Didache as an accepted document in early Christianity. He (or other leading Christians) does not believe it is a canonical book but that it did give some value. As such, the Didache gives insight as to how … Continue reading

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eusebius on the canon of the Bible

Eusebius (260-340AD) is one of the oldest sources listing out books considered as accepted as the New Testament. There is a mysterious fragment (Muratorian fragment), which also lists out books (notably not listing James, 1 Peter, and 2 Peter). But … Continue reading

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a reality check on american standards of living

From an excellent article entitled 16 People On Things They Couldn’t Believe About America Until They Moved Here: When my husband moved here (to Canada) he was a Chilean living in Spain. When he first arrived, he couldn’t believe how … Continue reading

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God offers a plan b

In Exodus 32 the Bible records an instance of God conversing with Moses and offering Moses an alternative route to fulfill a particular prophesy/promise. The original promise was made to Abraham that Abraham’s descendants would become a great nation: Gen … Continue reading

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the epistle of barnabas

The Epistle of Barnabas (not to be confused with the Gospel of Barnabas) was an early 1st century (80-120 A.D.) Christian document which was widely attributed to the apostle Barnabas. The Epistle of Barnabas was written to Gentile Christians and … Continue reading

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Christianity – platonism for the people

Friedrich Nietzsche famously stated that “Christianity is Platonism for the masses” in his introduction to Beyond Good and Evil. His reason for giving Christianity this label was because of Christian obsession with the supreme Good talked about in Plato. This … Continue reading

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God is in control

Here is a little cartoon I drew in college.

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facts are stubborn things

The one great thing about Obamacare is that it is a beautiful illustration of economics in action. With most things in this world, it is very hard to discern cause and effect from just what is visible. I am reminded … Continue reading

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