Category Archives: Articles

Weekly Web Surf

1. How Journalist Covered Pearl Harbor: Dec 8, 1941

“Today they may have Tweeted: “Thousands dead in Hawaii after JP attack. Worst ever on homeland. FDR: US in it to win it.” But on Dec. 8, 1941, one day after the bloodiest attack on U.S. soil by a foreign country, news organizations attempted to make sense of it all.”

“Liam Neeson recently said some interesting things about portraying (the voice of) Aslan in the Narnia movies.”
“According to Forensic Science International, caffeine is fatal to humans in does of 5 grams or more, but how many Lokos would it take to reach the limit?”
“SO WOULD President Sarah Palin have been able to prevent the embarrassment of WikiLeaks? You betcha. “Inexplicable,” was her first tweeted reaction to the affair: “I recently won in court to stop my book ‘America by Heart’ from being leaked, but US Govt can’t stop WikiLeaks’ treasonous act?”
“Faith” is an important word and concept for Christians. We are saved because we have faith in Jesus Christ. Protestants believe in sola fide, meaning that we are saved by “faith alone” and not by our works or obedience. The Bible teaches that faith is associated with a specific person (Jesus Christ), knowledge, or a set of beliefs.”

 

 

 

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The Bible is Full of Contradictions?

You may have heard the old argument about “Bible contradictions.”  This argument has of course been shot full of holes, answered, and refuted thousands of times. But since the New Atheism movement likes to take old arguments and make them sound and look new (i.e. cool charts, angry blog rants, and scholarly sounding arguments), people are still running around (like my Profs at school) thinking they have figured out the ultimate argument against the Bible.  Most recently, Sam Harris and Fast Company have made a chart about Bible contradictions. But anybody with a little sagacity can see that it is a old argument with a new skin.

Chart on Bible Contradictions (439 lines)…

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Infografic on Bible cross-references (over 60,000 lines).

https://i0.wp.com/www.chrisharrison.net/projects/bibleviz/BibleVizArc7small.jpg

“This cross-reference chart does not prove the Bible is not filled with contradictions, but it is a graphic representation of the unity, harmony, and consistency of the Bible.”

Here are some helpful resources if you want to refute the Bible contradiction argument, or here are some things to think about Bible naysayers:

The Bible is Very Consistent By Justin Holcomb

Why Fast Company and Sam Harris Need to do Their Homework By Justin Holcomb

A Few Thoughts on the Fast Company Article, “What the Bible Got Wrong” By Matt Perman

Ignorance is more concerning than religion By Simon Smart (Not directly about this issue, but good thoughts)

A Little Thing Called Context By Doug Wilson


Halloween… good vs evil?

https://mchilders.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/no-halloween.jpg?w=300 VS             https://i1.wp.com/news.getaroom.com/wp-content/uploads/halloween-pumpkin-2.jpg

Dr. John Dickson offers some good thoughts on a topic that is always controversial around this time of year. He is writing in an Australian context, but what he says makes prefect sense for us Americans as well…

Is Halloween Evil? By John Dickson


Politics aside…

So I love my country (USA)… but one of the reasons I love it, is that literally almost anyone can run for political office (this, of course,  is also one of the reasons that I dislike my country!).

Check out this as well…

Campaign Craziness (by the BBC)

 


Weekly Web Surf…

Why Are Christian Movies so Bad?:

-Why do Christian Movies stink? It is an age old question… but I thought the insight given here by Relevant Magazine, was very good.

Its Ok to Pass This Test:

-“The thing we often miss with 2 Corinthians 13:5 is that Paul expects the Corinthians to pass the test.”

Russell Moore has had some awesome articles lately… the first one is old. The next two are recent…

God the Gospel And Glenn Beck:

-Awesome insight, I recommend this to all my conservative friends

Are Our Testimonies Empowering Satan?

Is My Music Warping My Child’s Mind?

More to come… keep an eye out…


Weekly Web Surf (Feb 7-13)

Volunteers fight dark side of Super Bowl (McClatchy)

“They’re not here for the game, though, but to spend several days fanning out through the city to rescue underage girls who have been trafficked to South Florida as sex workers.”

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Assessing Reality Rightly (For the Love of God Blog)

“CHRISTIANS HAVE OFTEN DISAGREED over the precise interpretation of Mark 13. But whatever disagreements prevail, we cannot fail to note the stunning contrast between the perspectives of the disciples when they look around the temple complex and the perspectives of Jesus himself.”

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Home Schooling: Classes Apart (The Economist)

“UNLIKE many of the “huddled masses yearning to breathe free” that have sought refuge in America, the Romeike family comes from a comfortable place: Bissingen an der Teck, a town in south-western Germany. Yet on January 26th an American immigration judge granted the Romeikes—a piano teacher, his wife and five children—political asylum, accepting their case that difficulties with home schooling their children created a reasonable fear of persecution.”

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Man saves stalled van from oncoming train (BBC News)

“A man in Argentina has been filmed pushing a stalled van off railroad tracks seconds before it would have been hit by a train.”


Update: Matt Chandler’s Health

Amazing article about Matt Chandler on MSNBC.

READ HERE

Praise God for men like Matt Chandler, who show the amazing grace of a sovereign God.