Monthly Archives: July 2006
I concur with Russ Moore’s thoughts on the Christian view of Israel found here.
When I use the word “absurd” in this post, I realise that it may be confusing. I don’t mean it in the “absurdist” sense. That is, I’m not connecting it to the thought that flowed out of existentialism called “absurdism.” I realise the construction of my sentence appears that way, but I meant “absurd” in the general sense. As in ridiculous or unbelievable. Sorry for the confusion!!
“Leon Morris (1914—2006) was a New Testament scholar. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in England on the subject which became his first major book, The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross. He served as Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge (1960-64); Principal (university) of Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia (where they have named a library in his honour); and Visiting Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
“He has published several theological works and commentaries on the Bible, notable among which are The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross, The Atonement: Its Meaning and Significance, New Testament Theology, and The Gospel According to John (part of the New International Commentary on the New Testament series).”Thank you, God, for your faithful servant and for the way in which he has helped the church to understand your Word and to glory in the cross of Jesus Christ.
Christian intellectual Os Guinness has a very good lecture available for download at Veritas Forum. The lecture is entitled “The Journey – A Thinking Person’s Quest for Meaning and Happiness.” He is a good speaker and the content is very thought provoking. He’s from Ulster, so that must mean he’s cool, right??
Evolution has nothing to do with order coming from disorder. You’re thinking of abiogenesis. Evolution does not provide for an explanation of creation. It provides an explanation of what scientists have observed: speciation, extinction, adaptation, variation, etc. For what processes are scientists not able to account? If you are going to say the origin of life, don’t even bother. Don’t even start with me about that “sin” bullsh*t. An omniscient deity automatically eliminates the possibility of free will. Since you believe in an omniscient deity, you must also believe that it knew every step your life would take before you were even created. Due to that foreknowledge, it is necessary that your life take those steps – else, your deity is not omniscient. There’s no faulty thinking in valid, sound logic. Your faulty thinking arises from assuming the conclusion in the premise of your argument. You can’t just say “it’s the only one that makes sense”. First of all, it doesn’t make sense. Secondly, several others do make sense. You can’t claim that anything for which you argue uses valid logic. Don’t message me again with your illogical bullsh*t, or I’ll use that email address you gave me to sign up for bestiality, scat, bondage, and rape porn sites, hundreds of mailing lists, and online credit card scams.
The message being preached here is that the “OLD” system of church is a breeding ground for hypocrites. Though the old dudes may preach and believe the same thing they’re more susceptible to hypocrisy than we in the New Paradigm are. Therefore, we must break that mold, forsake the shirt and tie, and take up the frumpy polo shirts or hipster doofus outfits because this is “true religion”, it’s REAL. The Pastor need to get rid of the pulpit and replace it with a stool and earpiece mic, grow a goatee and look like fat Jesus. The paradigm must be shifted!I’m sorry, but there are just as many hypocrites who wear polo shirts, or “God’s Gym” T-shirts as there are wearing suits. And as the old-gen-hypocrites (OGHs, because acronyms are cool and cutting edge) die out, these next-gen hypocrites (NGH) will be in the majority. What then? Back to the suit and tie and the formal hymn sing? This is the same old song and dance perpetrated by the church growth movement.
Emerging vs. Emergent
This is Mark Driscoll talking about the difference between “emerging” and “emergent” on the Desiring God website. He, along with D.A. Carson, David Wells, Tim Keller, John Piper and others will be speaking on the supremacy of God in postmodern culture. The conference is coming up in late Sept. I’d like to go.
Righteousness without works to the sinner, simply on his acceptance of the Divine message concerning Jesus and His sufficiency,–this has been the burden of our good news…It is one message, one gospel, one cross, one sacrifice, from which nothing can be taken and to which nothing can be added. This is the…beginning and the ending of our ministry.”