Monthly Archives: March 2015

movie review – Killing Jesus

Killing Jesus is a TV-movie adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s work of the same name. The purpose of this movie seems to be to build a more historical portrait of Jesus, rather than the influx of spiritually focused TV films. The … Continue reading

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philo on omnipresence

From On Sobriety: (63) But God is said to dwell in a house, not as in respect of place (for he contains everything and is contained by nothing), but as in a most especial degree exerting his providence and care … Continue reading

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critical thinking applied to psalms 139

In Psalms 139, the text possibly claims that God knows all words before they exit the mouth (I am purposely using an ambiguous sentence): Psa 139:4 For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O LORD, You … Continue reading

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tucker on spontaneous order

Jeffery Tucker summarizes organic and spontaneous order: The problem is becoming an anarchist is then you have to defend the idea. Then you have to say, well, you know, a society without an institutionalized and legal font of aggression in … Continue reading

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tucker on the unnoticed new world

Jeffery Tucker from a Facebook post (May 2014): A new world is dawning. Do you see it? It is all around you. The state control over the 20th century is giving way to a people-controlled world of the 21st century. … Continue reading

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God interrogating adam as an evidence for open theism

In Genesis 3, there is a scene in which God asks Adam questions. This narrative is largely ignored by those who claim a classical understanding of omniscience. But an examination of the text shows that this text cannot just be … Continue reading

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context is comprehension

…few, if any, writers write with the precision of a legal document, and the inverted pyramids which have been built upon chance phrases of Clement or Justin are monuments of caution which we shall do well to keep before our … Continue reading

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ideological turing test – calvinism

God is the benevolent, self-existent, omnipotent, omniscient, timeless, immutable creator of the universe. God, in Exodus 3, introduces Himself as the “I Am”. This is God saying that He is self-existent. Embedded in these words are the idea that God … Continue reading

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Christian cliches – of course He can because He is God

When Non-Christians (or even Christians) ask Christians if God can do/know/be/have something, often the response is “of course He does because He is God.” Or the phrase might be in the form of a negative “if God did not do/know/be/have … Continue reading

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dispensationalism reconsidered

Dispensationalism is simply the belief that God works with various individuals in different ways throughout history. In some sense, most modern Christians are dispensationalists. Unless a Christian is eating kosher, circumcising, and following the Sabbath, they have to entertain the … Continue reading

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