Category Archives: Church of God

Keeping Ourselves Open To Adventure

This morning, when I woke up more than a little tired after the long day yesterday, a day in which I had quite a few good conversations but did not end up doing any dancing [1], I did not have … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Kindness Challenge

The Kindness Challenge:  Thirty Days To Improve Any Relationship, by Shaunti Feldhahn [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Waterbrook.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I found this book surprising in a number of … Continue reading

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Voulez-Vous Danser Avec Moi Ce Soir

As someone who has read more than my fair share of books by Theonomists, especially at an earlier period of life before starting this blog, I am struck by how they deal with Genesis 4.  When God confronted Cain about … Continue reading

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Better Half A Loaf Than None: A Textual Analysis

Recently a friend of mine sent me a letter written by a leader within the church organization that both of us attend with the following note: “Hi Nathan, How have you been? What is your take on this letter? Does … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Corinthian Catastrophe

The Corinthian Catastrophe, by George E. Gardiner When people leave their religious traditions, there can be some bitterness in the process of trying to justify their change and negatively paint what they may perceive as wasted years following the wrong … Continue reading

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La Tuta Afero

Is such a day as today productive?  It is now nearly 9:30PM as I write this and it will likely be about 10PM if not later when I finish, given the scope of what I have to accomplish.  I sit … Continue reading

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Grace To You And Peace From God The Father And Our Lord Jesus Christ

Having conducted a fairly detailed study of the openings of the Pauline epistles myself [1], I was pleased but not particularly surprised by the material in our retired pastor’s sermon yesterday about the message of the greetings and salutations of … Continue reading

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How To Lose Friends And Alienate People

Earlier this week, I participated briefly in a ferocious online dispute about the matter of which Festival of Dedication is being spoken of in John 10:22-30.  My thoughts on the matter itself are scheduled to post on March 1st, which … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rise Of Christianity

The Rise Of Christianity, edited by Don Nardo This book reads like a history of the rise of Christianity by people who have very little understanding of biblical Christianity.  It reads like the sort of story that many writers try … Continue reading

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In Harmonious Conflict

Yesterday afternoon at church, I managed to listen to most of the sermon message after having my Sabbath school class, and the message was for fairly straightforward reasons a particularly awkward one for me to listen to.  It is my … Continue reading

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