Tag Archives: judgment

Check Yoself Before You Wreck Yoself

How does one tell the difference between illegitimate and illegitimate criticism?  This is a question that many people probably do not think to be all that important to have consistency about but which is a subject that I find myself … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Biblical History, Christianity, History, Musings | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Satan And The Census Of David In 1 Chronicles 21

One of the more interesting contrasts of the Bible is looking at who was responsible for the census that David called  and what implications it has about the relationship between God and Satan and the way that Satan is used … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Biblical Guide To Demonology, Biblical History, Christianity, History, Musings | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Love And Hate: A Tension

We have previously explored [1] the question of God hating and God praising those who hate what He hates.  And we can find plenty of people who have done a great job of pointing out the nature of God’s love … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Musings | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Dueling Apocalypses

For a variety of reasons, I have long found myself to be deeply interested in apocalypses, about which I have long had a complex view.  One of the more fascinating aspects of contemporary life is that there are a variety … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christianity, Musings | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Prologue: The Starting Point: Part One

Before addressing the subject of biblical meditation, it is worthwhile to examine where we stand with God before conversion.  Believers seek unity with God (and others), something we will discuss in far more detail later on, but we do not … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Biblical History, Biblical Meditation, Book Reviews, Christianity, History, Musings | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Rights, Entitlements, And Privileges

All rights that we possess by necessity place obligations on other people and provide us with some sort of privilege and entitlement as a result.  This is true whether we view rights in the negative sense of freedom from interference … Continue reading

Posted in American History, History, Musings | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Too Late To Apologize

During the summer of 2013, when I was staying for a period of some weeks at the home of close friends who I did not realize at the time were distant relatives, a young woman of the family kept on … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christianity, Church of God, Musings | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

αυτονομία

The subject of autonomy is one about which my feelings and opinions are characteristically ambivalent.  Much depends on what one means by autonomy.  I general, I support the right of smaller regions and peoples to be free from despotic and … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christianity, Church of God, Musings | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

On The Difference Between Hate And Criticism

Recently I watched a video from an online music critic who was lamenting the fact that a great many people simply do not criticize music, but simply act as if everything released by artists is the best thing ever.  He … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Musings | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: Making Sense Of The Bible

Making Sense Of The Bible:  Rediscovering The Power Of Scripture Today, by Adam Hamilton After having read a variety of this sort of book [1], I have come to the conclusion that such a book is inevitably going to be … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Biblical History, Book Reviews, Christianity, History | Tagged , , | 2 Comments