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January 2011 Blog Posts (62)

How Darwinism Dumbs Us Down: Evolution and Postmodernism

How Darwinism Dumbs Us Down: Evolution and Postmodernism

by Nancy Pearcey

At Stanford University in the spring of 2005, I had my first experience of being picketed. Organized by a campus group calling itself Rational Thought, the picketers carried signs protesting the presence of Intelligent Design (ID) proponents on campus.…


Added by Dave Gosse on January 31, 2011 at 11:38pm — 3 Comments

New Series Coming Soon To PM Notes...

            In 1 Timothy 1:8 we read, “We know that the law is good if one uses it properly.”  Essentially what Paul is saying in this verse is that the Law of God, His…

Added by Matt Richard on January 31, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The Osteen Moment

The Osteen Moment— Your Own Moment Will Come Soon Enough

Joel Osteen found himself forced to answer a question that every Christian — and certainly every Christian leader — will be forced to answer. When that moment comes, and come it will, those who express confidence in the Bible’s teaching…


Added by Dave Gosse on January 31, 2011 at 10:34pm — 20 Comments

Bonhoeffer and Lessons for Today

By Dr. Samuel J. Mikolaski Monday, January 31, 2011 - CanadaFreePress

Why the silence from icons of the religious and political left? Eric Metaxas gives us nearly 600 pages (Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy) that debunk liberal myths since World War II that Bonhoeffer was one of them, demonstrated by his much misquoted statement, in a letter from prison in 1944, that “religionless Christianity” is the hall-mark of true Christian faith.

I well remember heated… Continue

Added by James Robertson on January 31, 2011 at 11:46am — 56 Comments

Anthony Hopkins


An interesting interview with Anthony Hopkins about his conversion to Christianity.  Around the 10 minute mark, in couple of sentences, he demolishes the idea, floated by Charlie Rose, that science and religion are incompatable. 



Added by Dave Gosse on January 30, 2011 at 10:24pm — 1 Comment

Alien life deemed impossible

Alien life deemed impossible by analysis of 500 planets

There is no hope of finding alien life in space because conditions on all other planets are too hostile, a leading astronomer has claimed.


Added by Dave Gosse on January 30, 2011 at 10:04pm — 2 Comments

Urban Edification... errr.... Education

Found on WND 


You! Back to your festering hellhole!

Posted: January 29, 2011

1:00 am Eastern

© 2011 

While I generally try to avoid writing about specific news cases (because I'm not an…


Added by Dave Gosse on January 30, 2011 at 2:45pm — 1 Comment

"Weak Power and Foolish Wisdom" (1 Corinthians 1:18-31)

“Weak Power and Foolish Wisdom” (1 Corinthians 1:18-31)

The American Religious Identification Survey conducted a huge, nationwide survey in 2008, the first one since they did a similar survey in 2001. They asked people to identify themselves by their religion, and they included every religion you could think of--Catholic, mainline Protestant, Evangelical, you name it. Perhaps the most interesting result to come out of this survey is the only group they found that increased… Continue

Added by Charles Henrickson on January 28, 2011 at 1:34pm — 4 Comments

The Four Percent Universe

A Q&A with Richard Panek, Author of The Four Percent Universe


Q: What is the "four percent universe"?

Panek: It’s the universe we’ve always known, the one that consists of everything we see: you, me,…


Added by Dave Gosse on January 27, 2011 at 11:51am — 12 Comments

"All Theology Is Christology" How Does Every Passage of Scripture Reveal Christ? by David P. Scaer

In Lutheran denominational politics over the last decade, the phrase "all theology is Christology" has been exhaustively debated. Yet, though the statement and the resulting controversy arise from a particular Missouri Synod context, I submit that the substance of the debate is important to all who stand in the line of the Reformation tradition. Moreover, in an issue of Modern Reformation devoted to exploring current debates about classical theology, the centrality of Christology is…


Added by Suzee on January 26, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

"Blessed are You!" (Understanding Matthew 5:1-12)

Greetings in the Name above all names, our revealed Lord, Jesus the Anointed One!


I don't intend to start a debate.  I am, however, endeavoring an evangelical understanding of Jesus' words given to us by St. Matthew in the text for this coming Sunday.

To "briefly" summarize my question for consideration:  Aside from our fallen nature which doesn't 'hear' the Gospel even when it is clearly preached, and aside from "tradition" and our own rehearsed thinking, (being…


Added by Matthew Dent on January 25, 2011 at 7:20am — 4 Comments

+St. Timothy, Pastor and Confessor+ January 24th

     Paul wrote epistles (letters) to Pastor Timothy twice and both epistles are in the Bible. In those letters there is a lot about the importance and centrality of the Bible, the written Word of God, in preaching, teaching and liturgy. When Paul wrote of the "Scripture", he probably meant the Old Testament, but now the Old Testament is revealed and fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Here are the passages: 1 Timothy 4:12-14; 1 Timothy 5:17-19, 2 Timothy 1:4-6 and 2 Timothy 3:15-17 read together; 2…


Added by Pr. Mark Schroeder on January 24, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments

"Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand" (Matthew 4:12-25)

“Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand” (Matthew 4:12-25)

“Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand.” So Jesus began to preach when he entered into his public ministry, as we heard in today’s Gospel reading from Matthew 4. “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” But, hey, doesn’t that sound familiar, like we’ve heard it somewhere before? Right you are, grasshopper! At the beginning of Matthew 3, we see John the Baptist enter into his ministry, and the… Continue

Added by Charles Henrickson on January 22, 2011 at 9:36pm — 1 Comment

This Week in Christian History

Roe vs. Wade: Abortion's Religious Dimension

Dan Graves, MSL


When the U. S. Supreme Court handed down the Roe v. Wade decision, on this day, January 22, 1973, they hoped to…


Added by Dave Gosse on January 21, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

To express in words

By Sarge Friday, January 21, 2011 CanadaFreePress

I’ve been challenged by people occasionally and they start telling me off because of the way I write. “Man, I like what you write and what you have to say but every time I turn around I have to stop, get a dictionary and look up the word you used!”

Sorry about that.


Wait a minute.

I’ll apologize when you can tell me how learning something new has endangered you, made you feel… Continue

Added by James Robertson on January 21, 2011 at 8:36am — 107 Comments

Going to College

45% Of Students Don't Learn Much In College

 ERIC GORSKI   01/18/11 07:14 PM  


A new study provides…


Added by Dave Gosse on January 20, 2011 at 9:22pm — No Comments

When Atheists Are Angry at God


Added by Dave Gosse on January 20, 2011 at 9:22am — 1 Comment

Portrait of a Soul

Portrait of a Soul


In the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde describes an exceptionally handsome young man so captivating that he drew the awe-stricken adulation of a great artist. The artist asked him to be the subject of a portrait for he had never seen a face so attractive and so pure.  When the painting was completed, young Dorian became so…


Added by Dave Gosse on January 20, 2011 at 12:13am — 2 Comments

Not for the faint of heart.

So much for the "safety of the mother" argument. Some calculation place abortion as the #1 "medical procedure" undergone by women and it is far and way the least regulated and most abused.

DA: West Philadelphia abortion doctor killed 7 babies with scissors

 Updated at 11:37 PM…


Added by Dave Gosse on January 20, 2011 at 12:07am — 2 Comments

A little old, but worth a repeat



Monkeys fail to produce masterpiece

A bizarre experiment by a group of students…


Added by Dave Gosse on January 19, 2011 at 9:40am — No Comments

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