Daily Archives: January 3, 2011

Some Ironic Comments On The Upcoming Louisville Conference

Today, as I was planning for other endeavors, I found an ironic and highly amusing “Policy of Attendance” for an upcoming conference of elders in Louisville, Kentucky for the new and mysterious Church of God, a Worldwide Association [1].  Given … Continue reading

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The Blame Game: Education and Personal Responsibility

I would like to comment briefly on the aspect of blame and responsibility.  When there is a problem or difficulty there is a very easy tendency for people to place all of the blame on others.  Let us give an … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 20:10-20: The Principles of Biblical Warfare Part Two: How To Fight Biblical Holy War

This note explores Part Two of Deuteronomy 20, one of the most difficult scriptures of the Bible concerning biblical warfare.   This particular part of scripture is not difficult because it is particularly difficult to understand–in fact, it is very straightforward–but … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 20:1-9: The Principles of Biblical Warfare Part One: Exemptions From Military Service

Deuteronomy 20 contains the longest theoretical account of how the nation of Israel (and, by extension, any nation in a covenantal relationship with God) was to fight its wars.  As this chapter is somewhat long and deserves to be given … Continue reading

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