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Category Archives: Theology

Thoughts on God

A Tragic Story

Filed under: General,Religion,Theology— arlen@ 1:29 pm

Joel Johnson writes a familiar but sad story. Malfeasance from a pastor drove him out of Christianity. He’s not alone; writer Sue Monk Kidd tells a tragically similar story. I’m absolutely certain the two are not alone in their experience. And they pose a conundrum, to believers and to those who have left because of […]

That’s what I’m talking about

Filed under: General,Theology— arlen@ 7:41 am

When I started this blog, one of the things I wanted to talk about was the relationship between Good and Evil. Not in any sterile, merely philosophical way. I wanted to talk about the effect they have on each other, the responses they call forth from each other. Ben Witherington, author of the Gospel Code, […]

The Gospel Code

Filed under: Books,General,Religion,Theology— arlen@ 11:26 am

I don’t like books “exposing” flaws in The DaVinci Code, if for no other reason than they display a lack of sportsmanship. Finding errors in that book is like fishing at a trout farm; the only real question is how many minutes will it take to catch one. That having been said, I’d like to […]

Feeling Useless

Filed under: General,Religion,Theology— arlen@ 8:00 am

At my father-in-law’s for his 90th birthday bash, but with my left hand rendered inoperable by my table saw and my right side impaired by a strained neck muscle, I got to feeling mighty useless. And that, in turn got me thinking in general about the question of the value of a man. I’m not […]

Addicted To Mediocrity

Filed under: Books,General,Religion,Theology— arlen@ 10:07 am

This book by Frankie (son of Francis) Schaffer isn’t a new one, and it isn’t new to me. But I went back and reread it a little while ago. It makes some very good and very interesting points. Frankie isn’t the thinker his father is, but who is? His main point is that Christians are […]

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