Category Archives: Christianity

Mysteries Of The Bible: How Was David Conceived In Sin?

Earlier today I received a text message from a friend of mine who had a question about something that David had said in Psalm 51:5, which says:  “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived … Continue reading

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Speak No Ill Of The Dead

Since before the time I have blogged about it, or blogged about anything at all, I have been fascinated by the role of death in reputation, and yesterday provided two very distinct occasions where I had cause to ponder about … Continue reading

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What Do People Want From Pop Music: A Case Study In Creativity

Although I don’t listen to normal radio very often, I have always cared a great deal about pop music, whether it meant going to the occasional concert, being a DJ on college radio (where my tastes were considerably more populist … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jesus, Day By Day

Jesus, Day By Day, by Sharon Kaselonis [This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah/Waterbrook Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] My feelings about this book are deeply mixed.  In general, I tend to have mixed thoughts … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jesus In Me

Jesus In Me:  Experiencing The Holy Spirit As A Constant Companion [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah/Waterbrook Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I liked this book both more and less than I thought … Continue reading

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Book Review: Something Needs To Change

Something Needs To Change:  A Call To Make Your Life Count In A World Of Urgent Need, by David Platt [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah/Waterbrook Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] There is … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: Who Are The Nethinim?

Earlier today, as I write this, I received a message with a question from a loyal reader of mine:  “Hi, any chance you might be interested in doing a post on the Nathanim … I mean the Nethinim (Ezra 8:20)? … Continue reading

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What Is Human Nature?

What is human nature?  At first, this question would seem to be rather simple, in that it refers to the nature that human beings possess.  But like most questions, the answer to this question is more complicated, not least when … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Irresistible Revolution

The Irresistible Revolution:  Living As An Ordinary Radical, by Shane Claiborne This book was disappointing in a variety of ways.  For one, it was disappointing on a simple level of writing, as the author’s memoir ends up being more about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jesus For President

Jesus For President:  Politics For Ordinary Radicals, by Shane Claiborne & Chris Haw All candidates for president have supporters who don’t really represent their character or understand their political worldview all that well, and Jesus Christ is no exception to … Continue reading

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