Monthly Archives: December 2013

Updated Armor

It’s time for some satire.  Paul’s “armor” analogy for the preparation of the Christian life hardly seems relevant anymore.  I’m sure if he were writing today, it would be more like this:   Finally, be passionate in the Lord, and in … Continue reading

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The Misplaced Expectation of the “When”

Matthew 11:11: “Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. Notice Jesus begins by … Continue reading

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No Gnostic Christmas

“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”  This sentence from the prologue of John’s Gospel is one of the most succinct theological explanations of the meaning of Christmas.  This simple truth flew in the face of much gnostic hyper … Continue reading

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Robinson Crusoe: On Providence

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe isn’t read much anymore.  When asked, most people muster a vague recollection of a story involving a man shipwrecked on an island, learning to live in a primitive wilderness all by himself . Many who … Continue reading

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Definitely a Timely Post

I don’t remember much about the movie Rain Man, but I do remember that the autistic character played by Dustin Hoffman definitely used “definitely” quite a bit.  If you are familiar with the movie, you are probably recalling dialog at … Continue reading

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