Monthly Archives: June 2010

At The World’s Fair

I was telling some friends today about when I went to the New York Worlds Fair in 1965. In one demonstration, they had a box set up with radioactive material in it behind thick glass. You gave the man a … Continue reading

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Cleanness Given Away

The LORD who rules over all says, “Ask the priests about the law. If someone carries holy meat in a fold of his garment and that fold touches bread, a boiled dish, wine, olive oil, or any other food, will … Continue reading

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A Man Was Going Down From Jerusalem

Jesus was speaking to a crowd and in the group, a lawyer who upon hearing that the law said to love your neighbor asked “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and … Continue reading

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Poor Frank, Bitter and Disillusioned: A Review of Crazy For God

I recently picked up Crazy for God, the memoir by Frank Schaeffer. One of the reasons I had (hinted at by my title) is that more than once, I have read Christians talk in such sympathetic terms about Frank. “His … Continue reading

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Who Do You Say I Am?

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “You are blessed, Simon son of Jonah, because flesh and blood … Continue reading

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Do You Still Not Understand?

Then he said to them, “Do you still not understand?” Mark 8:21 John Piper did a quick meditation on Mark 8:21. He asks what the Apostles did not understand, concluding, “What didn’t they understand? That Jesus would take care of … Continue reading

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Pining Away for the Same Kingdom, Different Day

A recent article in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society caught my eye, titled Literacy and Biblical Knowledge: The Victorian Age and Our Own by Timothy T Larson. Dr Larson argues, as shown by the main title, that the … Continue reading

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At Church 6/13/2010

Today at church, the senior pastor is on vacation so the sermon was preached by the new assistant pastor, who is maybe 28 years old. At one point, he mentioned When the Beatles were big in the 60s … 50s … Continue reading

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Put Me In, Coach

Last year, I took my 16-year-old to play in his first Rugby game. They are a new team in their first year of playing. The team they were up against was far more experienced and was scoring on them at … Continue reading

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Biblical Meditation

Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: Psalm 119:97 How I … Continue reading

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