Monthly Archives: June 2017

Going Close to Travel Far

[From the archives.] If you ran a movie studio in the early 20th Century, you wanted to have your studio in California. It wasn’t just for the good year-round weather. Other states have fairly temperate weather most of the year. … Continue reading

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The Things I Never Knew I Was Going to Know

I love LSNED. No, I did not misspell the word “lends”, although I do like it when someone lends me a hand, lends me an ear, or lends me a tenner. LSNED reminds me that I Learn Something New Every … Continue reading

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Well-meaning people make up stuff about Jesus

[From the archives.] A recent study reported that people who like a company sometimes write reviews on products the person has never bought, owned or used. You think they’re writing favorable reviews in order to promote the product, right? Wrong. … Continue reading

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The Da Vinci Cod and the Reliability of Scripture

[From the archives.] What happens if you take a book’s title and drop a letter somewhere? The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown’s best seller about secrets and intrigue in the Vatican, might just become The Da Vinci Cod, described as “Thrills, spills … Continue reading

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The Lie of the Heavy Yoke: Debi Pearl’s corruption of God’s character

When you think of Christianity and the metaphor of the yoke, is this the imagery that first comes to mind? A woman married to a Command Man wears a heavier yoke than most women, but it can be a very … Continue reading

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Fierce Opponents with a Great Friendship – G.K. Chesterton and George Bernard Shaw do it right

[From the archives.] G.K. Chesterton and George Bernard Shaw were great friends who rarely saw eye to eye in their personal philosophies. Note in this passage from his book Heretics how Chesterton praises Shaw’s good sense while criticizing his inability … Continue reading

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John Piper tells Fathers to Be God in their Families

​I am God to my children until they know better. (John Piper.) That quote is from a post John Piper’s ministry published yesterday in apparent anticipation of Father’s Day. Parts of the post are innocuous and parts are troubling. The … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Unnatural Inability to Perform Miracles

Jesus described himself as a prophet without honor in his own home. What people often miss is he was also a prophet without power there as well. Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his … Continue reading

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The Impossibility of a Christian Nation

What if Nations (Instead of People) Were Christians Some people talk about Christian businesses as if businesses themselves could be Christians, but there’s really no such thing. When someone claims they run a Christian business what they mean is the … Continue reading

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Faith: the difference between doubt and indecision

To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation. (Yann Martel, Life of Pi.) The Bible draws a distinction between doubt and indecision, and the quote above from Life of Pi helped me see … Continue reading

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