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May 2011 Blog Posts (24)

The Toughest Test in College

From Focus on the Family - Part of their True U series of videos - an interesting look at what some kids…

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Added by Dave Gosse on May 30, 2011 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Peter Singer --- theist?

While I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Singer to declare an epiphany and worship at the altar of Christ I think the poor man is finally waking up to the incoherence of his professed philosophy.  Of course, he is still incoherent but at least he now realizes the fact.

 

Without belief in moral truths, how can we care about climate change?

Peter Singer admits his brand of utilitarianism struggles with the challenge of climate change in…

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Added by Dave Gosse on May 28, 2011 at 10:17pm — No Comments

"Making Known the Unknown God: Paul at the Areopagus" (Acts 17:16-31)

“Making Known the Unknown God: Paul at the Areopagus” (Acts 17:16-31)



“Witness” has been a major theme running through the readings from the Book of Acts that we’ve had this Easter season. We’ve heard the church bearing witness to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the salvation of the world: Peter and the apostles speaking boldly before the Sanhedrin. Peter preaching Law and Gospel on the Day of Pentecost. Stephen bearing witness to Christ and becoming the… Continue

Added by Charles Henrickson on May 28, 2011 at 3:39pm — 1 Comment

Does no one remember the Hindu contribution to Mathematics?

From the "learn something new everyday" files - I just learned that "Arabic numerals" aren't really Arabic.  It appears they are a Hindu invention and were brought to the west through Arabia.  All those self-righteous lectures about Islam's great contributions to mathematics, it appears, are just not quite accurate.

 

Things you think you know that just ain't true. 

 

Does no one remember the Hindu…

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Added by Dave Gosse on May 27, 2011 at 10:19pm — 2 Comments

Lars Walker on Thor - Evangel

Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 2:01 PM
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Added by Dave Gosse on May 26, 2011 at 10:29pm — 2 Comments

Praxman and Ditchkins on Science

Added by Dave Gosse on May 26, 2011 at 3:27pm — 1 Comment

What is Islam?

From the "Tell me what you really think about..." file.

 

May 8 2011, Ezra Levant & Sam Solomon engage in a fascinating must see discussion about the Danish cartoon of the prophet Muhammad, and how Mr. Solomon came to embrace Christianity after spending 15 years training in Sharia law in the Middle East. That decision saw him arrested, sentenced to death, and exiled from his home land.



A remarkable presentation from the International Free Press Society Signature…

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Added by Dave Gosse on May 25, 2011 at 12:36pm — No Comments

"Witness, Mercy, Life Together: The Case of Stephen" (Acts 6:1-9; 7:2a, 51-60)

“Witness, Mercy, Life Together: The Case of Stephen” (Acts 6:1-9; 7:2a, 51-60)



“Witness, Mercy, Life Together”: This is an emphasis right now for our Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, since the work of our national church body can be gathered under these three headings. In connection with this, our synod is using the New Testament Greek words associated with these aspects of the church’s life: Martyria, “Witness,” the bold testimony that Christians give to their Savior,… Continue

Added by Charles Henrickson on May 21, 2011 at 11:15pm — No Comments

'Mother Earth'

  

 

UNITED NATIONS…

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Added by Dave Gosse on May 14, 2011 at 10:35pm — No Comments

Star Wars and Sartre

Star Wars meets Jean Paul Sartre

 

Jenifer Fulwiler of Conversion Diary writes:

God allowed us to have the internet so that this video could be created. It’s French Star Wars with subtitles by…

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Added by Dave Gosse on May 14, 2011 at 10:03pm — No Comments

"Koinonia: The Church's Life Together" (Acts 2:42-47)

“Koinonia: The Church’s Life Together” (Acts 2:42-47)



During this Easter season, we’re tracking the readings from the Book of Acts, under the theme, “Witness, Mercy, Life Together.” Witness: The church bearing verbal witness to Christ the Savior. Mercy: The church showing the compassion of Christ in serving people in need. Life Together: The church being the fellowship, the family, that Christ has formed for himself. We see each of these aspects of the church’s life well… Continue

Added by Charles Henrickson on May 14, 2011 at 9:19pm — 1 Comment

Take CPH’s Technology Survey For a Chance to Win a Free Kindle


Concordia Publishing House is very interested in how you use digital technology, both in your personal life and in your congregation. Would you take a few minutes to complete a 10-minute survey that will help them understand how to serve you best with resources in a wide variety of digital formats and options?

CPH will be giving away three Kindles to people who fully complete the survey, the names to be drawn at random from the total number of participants in the…

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Added by Norm Fisher on May 14, 2011 at 11:32am — No Comments

It's natural to believe in God

It's natural to believe in God: Oxford study

Press Trust Of India

Posted on May 12, 2011 at 03:06pm IST

 

London: Human beings have natural…

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Added by Dave Gosse on May 13, 2011 at 3:57pm — 4 Comments

The Disturbing Legacy of Charles Finney

The Disturbing Legacy of Charles Finney



by Dr. Michael Horton

No single man is more responsible for the distortion of Christian truth in our…

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Added by Dave Gosse on May 12, 2011 at 11:31pm — 1 Comment

Walther - the Movie

From the "Walther" movie site:



October 25, 2011, marks the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Dr. C. F. W. Walther, the first president of both The German Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri, Ohio and Other States and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. In honor of this historic event, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is producing a five part high definition video series which will follow the life of Dr. Walther...…
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Added by Carl Vehse on May 12, 2011 at 10:02am — 4 Comments

Public Education

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Vladimir Lenin

Added by Dave Gosse on May 9, 2011 at 11:14pm — 21 Comments

Four Myths about the Crusades

Four Myths about the Crusades

Paul F. Crawford (from IR 46:1) - 04/21/11

 

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Myth #4: The crusades taught Muslims to hate and attack Christians.

 

Part of the answer to this myth may be found above, under Myth #1. Muslims had been attacking Christians for more than 450 years before Pope Urban declared…

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Added by Dave Gosse on May 9, 2011 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Malcom Muggeridge on Jesus

"Plenty of great teachers, mystics, martyrs and saints have made their appearance at different times in the world, and lived lives and spoken words full of grace and truth, for which we have every reason to be grateful. Of none of them, however, has the claim been made, and accepted, that they were Incarnate God. In the case of Jesus alone the belief has persisted that when he came into the world God deigned to take on the likeness of a man in order that thenceforth men might be encouraged to… Continue

Added by Dave Gosse on May 8, 2011 at 10:27pm — 1 Comment

"Witnesses Preach Law and Gospel" (Acts 2:14a, 36-41)

“Witnesses Preach Law and Gospel” (Acts 2:14a, 36-41)



Maybe you noticed, maybe you didn’t: The hymn we just sang, “He’s Risen, He’s Risen,” was written by C. F. W. Walther. Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther was, of course, the first president of our Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and really the leading figure in our synod’s history. This year we are celebrating the 200th anniversary of Walther’s birth in October of 1811. Yesterday, May 7, was the commemoration of his death, and… Continue

Added by Charles Henrickson on May 7, 2011 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Down-Home Sanctification

I am not sure who wrote this article for LifeLight, but I could not agree more.



First, a word of clarification regarding the title: Justification is the catchword used to identify the whole of God's saving work for our salvation. By the grace of God shown through the cross of His Son, Jesus Christ, we have been declared righteous and ready for heaven.



Sanctification "in the wide sense" refers to the entire work of the Holy Spirit, who has brought us to saving faith…

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Added by Suzee on May 7, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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