Category Archives: Christianity

On The Discussion Of Internal Logic To Outsiders: Part One

I was asked some time ago by an online acquaintance of mine why I have the belief system that I do. I have always found it difficult to understand why other people have the belief systems that they do, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Help Your Kids Learn & Love The Bible

Help Your Kids Learn & Love The Bible, by Danika Cooley [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] One of the fascinating … Continue reading

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Via Poenitentiae

To me, at least, one of the most interesting aspects of the Roe vs. Wade case was that the original Jane Roe later came to oppose abortion and sought to defend the value of unborn children. If her turn from … Continue reading

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Let Them Cope And Seethe

What we have seen, starting already tonight, and what we will likely see more of in the future, is just how bloodthirsty the ghouls of the left are in the United States. For nearly 50 years now, our country has … Continue reading

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Paul’s Attitude Towards The Law In 1 Corinthians 5 and 9

[This is the prepared text for the sermonette/offertory given to the Portland United Church of God congregation on the Last Day of Unleavened Bread, April 22, 2022.] Good morning, brethren. We have enjoyed, I hope, a fine Days of Unleavened … Continue reading

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On Communion And Community

While eating in a large group for the Night To Be Much Observed, one of the people at our dinner waxed eloquent about the issue of community, talking about how it is that baptism was a sign of one’s commitment … Continue reading

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A Plague Of Biblical Proportions

I normally do not have much reason to think of hail. While I am not sure how common hail is as a condition overall, it is at least in my experience a fairly rare or fairly minor occurrence in my … Continue reading

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No Defense At All

In a previous post I discussed the possibility that the Tu Quoque argument could have limited worth in reducing the penalty for offenses in an atmosphere of widespread rulebreaking. We are used to viewing the Tu Quoque (“you too,” or … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time, Bach Was Christian Contemporary Music Too

It is hard for us to understand the past. While there are some people who denigrate the past altogether and neglect its role and importance in helping to serve as the raw material for reflection and improvement and insight, there … Continue reading

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The Bible On Baptism

[Note: This is the prepared text for a message given to The Dalles congregation on Sabbath, April 9, 2022.] I thought I would take a bit of a break from my series of sermons on the boundaries of the ten … Continue reading

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