But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 03:54

Reviewing Navigating Genesis Featured

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imageMy short series of articles reviewing Hugh Ross’s book, Navigating Genesis: A Scientist’s Journey through Genesis 1-11. Evaluating various areas of his deep-time, old earth creationist apologetic that has become the default view of creation and origins among various ministries and...

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Friday, 01 September 2017 00:42

Gleanings from Judges [18] Featured

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imageThe Depths of Israel’s Spiritual Depravity (Judges 17-18)

I return again to my devotional study of the book of Judges.

As I have been noting throughout my study, the book highlights what could be called the “Canaanization” of Israel. It began in the first few chapters of the book...

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Saturday, 15 July 2017 02:05

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Noah’s Flood: Global or Local?

I come to my sixth review of Hugh Ross’s book, Navigating Genesis, and specifically to his study of Noah’s flood.

Ross spends four chapters, 15-18, laying out his apologetic for a local flood, while at the same time debunking the idea of a worldwide...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 22:50

A Howse Divided Against Itself Featured

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imageI want to offer up some comments on a long, ranting screed Brannon Howse recently wrote against Phil Johnson. The one ironic aspect of it is that many of Brannon’s fans will not necessarily see it because it is posted at an obscure Facebook page. I think this is intentional deceit, as I will...

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Monday, 12 June 2017 05:13

Gleanings from Judges [17] Featured

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imageThe Downfall of Samson – Judges 16

It has been awhile since I last took up my devotional study of Judges. I come this time to the final chapter detailing the life of Samson. He was one of the last Judges of Israel, preceding Samuel, but slightly overlapping his life.

In a way, Samson represents...

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Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:09

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How Far the Fall? Genesis 3 – Chapter 11

After a bit of a break, I’m returning to reviewing Hugh Ross’s book, Navigating Genesis. The four previous reviews can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

Skipping ahead to chapter 11, I’m addressing...

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Sunday, 14 May 2017 23:25

Book Review – Do Not Hinder Them Featured

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Iimage had the opportunity to review Justin Peters new book addressing childhood conversions, Do Not Hinder Them: A Biblical Examination of Childhood Conversion.

The book is brief, only 100 plus pages or so, but it is a concise, withering analysis as to why youth are leaving church and drifting away from...

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017 12:45

Clashing Theologies over Israel and the Church Featured

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imageI had the opportunity recently to participate in a nearly three hour discussion on the distinctions and similarities between Israel and the Church.

Participants were various individuals from the Bible Thumping Wingnut Network, that included Andrew Rappaport and myself defending more of a...

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 04:34

Discussing the Benedict Option Featured

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I recently had an hour and a half podcast discussion with Len Pettis on the creeping Romanism that is the Benedict option. One of the more baffling things I have watched the last few months is evangelicals rushing to praise Rod Dreher for his alarmist proclamation that American culture is dead and...

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Monday, 27 March 2017 21:00

Announcements and Stuff Featured

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I thought I would toss up this brief announcement for any long-time blogging readers who still stop by here on occasion.

I am not quitting.

Thought I would start out with declaring that first, knowing how announcements appearing on a blog that has long spaces of inaction between posts typically...

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Thursday, 16 March 2017 20:30

AHA Takes Me On Featured

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imageJust a quick note. I don’t plan to respond to every crackpot missive the proponents of Abolish Human Abortion (AHA) may pass along to me. I have other topics of interest I wish to explore on my blog, as well as a life to maintain. So apart from a Facebook note I wrote answering some...

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 19:30

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Samson and the Retaliation Against the Philistines – Judges  15

In my study of Judges, I have come to the unusual, but extraordinary life of Samson.

First, he had a special calling. He was born to a barren mother, and was told to be a Nazarite before his birth.Second, he had a spectacular...

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Monday, 06 February 2017 03:20

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The Creation Week – Chapters 3-6

I continue in my review of Hugh Ross’s progressive creationist book, Navigating Genesis. Again, my purpose in reviewing this work is to offer a corrective to his creationist apologetic that is adopted without criticism by a number of mainstream Christian...

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Saturday, 07 January 2017 19:30

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imageSamson Stirs the Phillistines – Judges 14

When we come to the judgeship of Samson, we learn from out of all the previous judges, his was especially unique. He was called by God from before his birth to fulfill his roll as a judge. Both he and his mother, at least for her until she gave birth...

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Monday, 26 December 2016 04:00

Books I Heard or Read in 2016 Featured

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imageMy yearly review of all the books I either heard on audio or read via print or ebook. Reviews for previous years can be located HERE.

Audio Books I Heard

The Great War of Our Time: The CIA’s Fight Against Terrorism– Michael Morrell

Morrell is the former deputy director of the CIA. The book...

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Saturday, 17 December 2016 06:50

Studies in Ezekiel’s Temple Vision Featured

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I posted these articles a few years ago when I was doing my study on eschatology.

Since I wrote them, they have become some of my most read posts that draws some of the biggest traffic to my otherwise small, obscure blog. The one thing I failed to do, and should have, because I was short sighted as...

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Tuesday, 13 December 2016 05:13

Reviewing Navigating Genesis [3] Featured

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imageChapter 2 – Reasons for Resistance

I am doing a review and critique of Hugh Ross’s progressive creationist book, Navigating Genesis. Introductory post can be read HERE.

With chapter 2, before he delves into his study of the creation week, Ross attempts to identify obstructions many have...

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Sunday, 04 December 2016 16:55

The Myth of “Fake News” Featured

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There is not a “fake news” crisis. There is an idiot crisis.

Ever since Hillary Clinton was soundly trounced by Donald Trump in the latest presidential election, the cultural gate keepers on the two coasts have been navel gazing for an explanation as to how an individual who, in...

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 04:00

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The Birth of Samson [Judges 13]

Continuing in our study in the book of Judges, I come to the life of Samson. He is probably the most memorable of all the judges because of his feats of strength. In fact, it is his truly remarkable — or better, miraculous — judgeship of Samson that causes...

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Thursday, 17 November 2016 03:50

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I have taken up reviewing Hugh Ross’s book, Navigating Genesis. My introductory post explaining my reasoning can be found HERE.

Ross opens up his book recounting his personal journey as a young man putting the Bible to his rigorous scientific...

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Thursday, 10 November 2016 03:30

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Jephthah’s Tarnished Victory (Judges 11:30-12:7)

The last time I began considering the judgeship of Jephthah. He served during a time when the tribes of Israel were engaged in apostasy on a mass scale. As a result, God specifically gave them to the Ammonites and Philistines in judgment....

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Thursday, 03 November 2016 12:17

May I Exhort You, Dear Christian, to Invest in a Well Made Bible? Featured

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imageI remember, after the Lord saved me, receiving my first official Bible as a brand new Christian. Sure, I had a stubby, little gift KJV Bible my mom bought me when I was in 6th grade after I completed my confirmation classes at my old United Methodist Church, but receiving a new Bible after I came...

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Monday, 31 October 2016 05:10

Reviewing Navigating Genesis [1] Featured

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imagePreliminary Remarks 

I want to embark on a new blogging project with this post.

For sometime now, I have been reading through the book Navigating Genesis: A Scientist’s Journey Through Genesis 1-11 by Hugh Ross, founder of Reasons to Believeministries (RTB). My goal is to provide a review...

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016 09:33

Jack Chick Goes to the Giant Drive-In Movie Screen In the Sky Featured

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imageJack Chick has died.

The Independent Baptist cartoonist who created hundreds of amusingly bizarre Fundamentalist witnessing tracts and comic books. Such classics as The Death Cookie, Reverend Wonderful, Doom Town, and the Crusaders and Alberto comics.

As strangely entertaining as his tracts and...

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Thursday, 20 October 2016 04:00

Jesus and Taxes Featured

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I wanted to offer up a comment or two regarding a couple of articles from the Christian Libertarian Institute blog that an acquaintance passed along to me.

Taxation is Theft. Yes, Really

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Taxation is Theft. (The Rest of the...

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