Monthly Archives: March 2014

Jesus – lower than the angels

Heb 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone. In Hebrews, Jesus … Continue reading

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eyes to see

There seems to be a reoccurring figure of speech in antiquity: Having not eyes to see or ears to hear. Plutarch (46–120 AD) in his Moralia uses this phrase: While we minded our meat and our bellies, we had neither … Continue reading

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the crucifixion was not a fixed event

There is an excellent exchange between Bob Enyart and Gene Cook. Enyart asks Cook about sin being for the glory of God. Calvinism asserts that whatever comes to past does so to maximize the glory of God. This leads to … Continue reading

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predatory pricing and public schools

Predatory pricing is when one organization under-prices their goods or services at below cost in order to drive competition from the field. This is seen by many laymen as an effective tool that works to build monopolies. Without any concrete … Continue reading

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understanding psalms 23

In Psalms 23, David is praising God. David compares God to a shepherd. In the Israelite culture, a shepherd was more like a marine. Shepherds were brawlers who honorably watched their flock against wild animals. That is the image David … Continue reading

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when God beats shepherds

Jer 25:34 “Wail, shepherds, and cry! Roll about in the ashes, You leaders of the flock! For the days of your slaughter and your dispersions are fulfilled; You shall fall like a precious vessel. Jer 25:35 And the shepherds will … Continue reading

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God does not have someone for you

The Bible does not hold this fatalistic approach to marriage. The Bible treats marriage as open, where any number of people could be sufficient for a spouse. Continue reading

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john the baptist gives advice to soldiers

Luk 3:14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages. In Luke 3, the text … Continue reading

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Thaddeus Russell exposes the anti-market and pro-fascism elements in a few hit songs. Reason first explains the massive improvement in the lives of the poorest Americans, thanks to consumerism: By the end of the 19th century, the material conditions of … Continue reading

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