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Mysteries Of The Bible: Does Isaiah 64:6 Imply Total Depravity

Earlier today a friend of mine came to me with a great deal of vexation and frustration relating to the false religious worldview of Calvinism, in particular beliefs about total depravity.  While I have not shied away from heavy criticism … Continue reading

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Origen And The Weariness Of Many Books: Part Two

When we previously discussed the matter of Origen and his attempt to defend himself as a prolific and somewhat controversial writer of many books from the accusation that he was doing something worthy of blame, we discussed in brief that … Continue reading

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I Wanted Words But All I Heard Was Nothing

As anyone remotely familiar with my writing knows, I am by no means unfamiliar with that unhappy feeling one gets when one sends messages and communications into a black hole of silence with no reply at all [1].  As someone … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: How Does The Eternal Create Evil?

Recently, I received a question from a loyal reader about the meaning of Isaiah 45:7, which reads:  “I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things.’”  Of course, that is what I read … Continue reading

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Leaping The Hurdle Of Low Expectations

I have commented before [1] on the strange disconnect that often exists between my fervor in evaluating things and my strong aversion about being evaluated by others.  While I certainly have a bias and perspective, I consider myself to be … Continue reading

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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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