For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:13-14) Dad: We made a beautiful daughter (4 year old) Daughter: God made me, and you are not God. As I was … Continue reading The Results of a Simple Theological Truth
I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways (Psalm 119:15) In my reading and experience in counselling, the saddest times are when people realize that what they had called love for someone else had been simply their need to love something, not really a love for the thing loved. In essence, the object of their … Continue reading Loving a Cipher
Recently I've been reading some of the critiques unbelievers have about Christianity, and have been struck by a commonality that I have found in many of them. People began to read the Bible, found that the God of the Bible did not square with their beliefs in a loving and good God, and so they … Continue reading A Danger of Preaching a Substandard Gospel
Law: A Quebec father who was successfully sued by his daughter after a grounding loses his appeal before the Quebec Superior Court. Fasting: Christianity Today reviews Scot McKnight's new book. Piracy: An American Ship was seized by pirates off the coast of Africa. The crew then took back the ship.
Aid Work: The Taliban shoots to death a Christian woman working with the handicapped in Kabul. (Can't have Christians doing nice stuff for the disabled, after all). The BBC does a special report on the dangers facing aid workers U.S. Politics: I wonder how a libertarian squares a vote with the apparently socialist leanings of … Continue reading Online Reading (October 21, 2008)
Archaeology: The tomb of one of Marcus Aurelius' generals is found in Rome. Politics (sorta): Kenyan officials want an upgrade to the airport in Kisumu (Kenya) so that Air Force One can land there if Barack Obama is elected president. Obama also has a beer named after him there. Religion and speech: Apparently it's anti-Hindu … Continue reading Online Reading (October 17, 2008)
*phew* lots to read today Exegesis: A new site gives a tutorial on Biblical Arcing (a method of understanding texts by grapically representing the flow of the argument). If you prefer the method in a regular text, try "Interpreting the Pauline Epistles" by Tom Schreiner. Study Bible: Speaking of which, today marks the launch of … Continue reading Online Reading (October 15, 2008)