Daily Archives: December 21, 2010

Somaliland, China, Oil, and Legitimacy: A Potential Minefield of Issues

In today’s news about Somaliland, here is an update about the coming official visit of Somaliland’s president to China and the reasons for China’s friendliness.  Though I have already discussed the extreme friendliness of China towards Somaliland [1] and the … Continue reading

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Divinely Authorized Rebellion And Its Limits: An Examination of 1 Kings 11:26-40, 12:25-33

Continuing our series on the Biblical Art of War, let us examine the issue of righteous rebellion.  Does God ever authorize rebellion, and if so, what are the limitations and terms of that authorization?  As some unprincipled people use the … Continue reading

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Exploring The Ironies of the Unity of Faith And The Gifts of Christ: Ephesians 4:1-8

In the second post on what will probably be a series on the ironies of the claims of the new COG America group [1], I would like to point out some of the particularly rich ironies of their claim to … Continue reading

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On The Fundamentals of Theology

Today I would like to talk about an aspect of my education that is perhaps little known to friends, especially outside of my church.  In 2004, I went to a Bible program called the Ambassador Bible Center, where my favorite … Continue reading

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