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An Incomplete List of Consequences of Misunderstanding the Kingdom of God

Possible consequences of misunderstanding the nature of the Kingdom of God: The crusades The Catholic priesthood Calvin’s Geneva A temptation toward anti-Semitism A tendency to confuse law and grace A tendency to confuse a Christian’s relationship to Sabbath days A temptation … Continue reading

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In Defense of The Third Premise

This is in response to a friend’s critique of my argument for the existence of God.  Quote: Whatever is changeable is changed in the act of changing another Comment: By this premise, in order to change something, one must change himself. … Continue reading

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Unmoved Mover vs. Creator

This is in response to a friend’s critique of my argument for the existence of God. Quote: Change is something existing potentiality becoming an actuality. Only what is already actual can cause something to go from potentiality to actuality. Comment: If … Continue reading

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Testing the Rational Foundations of the Faith

Apologetics is a reasoned defense of a position. In a Christian context, the biblical basis is from 1 Peter 3:15: “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks … Continue reading

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The Blessing and Curse of the Information Age

The internet gives a platform to anyone with an opinion. (This isn’t news.) There is no longer the filter of a publisher; money, or status isn’t necessary to be heard, and neither is coherence. While it’s tempting to bemoan this … Continue reading

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Parables, Context, and the Prodigal Son

A quick examination of the famous parable, and why a couple of common interpretations just don’t fit the context. Parables, analogies, and metaphors are as common as they are useful. They can communicate a concept far deeper than a simple description. … Continue reading

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The Application for Every Verse

Sermons and Bible studies tend to have a standard format: start with the scripture, end with the practical application. It seems a bible teacher is obligated to get through all the doctrine stuff fast, and get to the “meat,” the … Continue reading

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