Tag Archives: judgment

A Long Chain Of Influence

From time to time I ponder the long and indirect way that influence spreads from one person to another.  This is especially worthwhile to trace in the world of thought, since people to read books are often influenced by those … Continue reading

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The Point Of A Mind, Like A Mouth, Is To Close On Something

Yesterday I went to Salem, and I had a generally enjoyable time even if I ended up with a great deal to think about and ponder over as is generally the case when I venture out into public.  One of … Continue reading

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The Seed And The Soil

One of the fascinating debates that I have the chance to hear from time to time is the debate over evangelism efforts and how we should judge them.  As someone who pays more than my fair share to questions of … Continue reading

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I’ll Say Well Done

From time to time I reflect on a song I happen to really like that relate to the desire of believers to have God tell us “well done, good and faithful servant [1].”  Having sung the song at least a … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: Is Satan Necessary?

Late last night, as I was sleepy after volleyball practice, I received the following set of questions from a loyal reader of this blog that I thought worthy of discusses at some length, with a minimum of speculation.  The initial … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: What Does The Bible Mean By Discerning The Times?

Yesterday evening, I read the following e-mail from one of my readers who had a thoughtful question to me.  I gave this reader a short reply but mentioned that I would like to write a longer post to give a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sinners In The Hand Of A Loving God

Sinners In The Hand Of A Loving God:  The Scandalous Truth Of The Very Good News, by Brian Zahnd [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Waterbrook.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title … Continue reading

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Living In The Shadow Of Tribulation

This evening I happened to have dinner with my roommate and four other people.  After the main part of dinner and before we had dessert, one of the people there gave us his message that he has prepared for the … Continue reading

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Set Fire To The Rain

This weekend, while the air hung heavy with ash, there was a battle between alt-right and alt-left protesters in Portland.  The scene was something out of post-WWI Germany, with violence in the streets and the police letting the two groups … Continue reading

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The Two Tests Of Godly Prophets

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the United Church of God Portland, Oregon congregation on September 2, 2017.] When I was a student at the Ambassador Bible Center some time ago, one of my instructors … Continue reading

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