This evening, the U.S. House of Representatives is voting on a resolution reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the motto of the United States. I’m sure the purpose of such a resolution, which changes nothing and has no force of law, is mainly to get an election-year vote on the books reaffirming the difference between “God’s Own Party” and the godless Democrats. But with full … Continue reading In God We Trust…REALLY???
We talk a lot about the loving character of Jesus, and well we might. But despite the popularity in some circles of pointing out God’s wrath, we rarely seem to notice one thing that really seems to have pissed Jesus off. We find the same language in all three synoptic gospels, in Matt. 18:6-7, Mark 9:42, and Luke 17:1-2. Jesus says that someone who causes … Continue reading Better off Drowned? Who are you driving from Jesus?
Yesterday I saw one of the more impressive female posteriors I’ve observed in a while. The lovely form was displayed to maximum effect in a skirt, the tightness and shortness of which would have earned an appreciative stare in any nightclub without a pole on the stage. Only thing is, the owner of said glutes is too young to go into a nightclub, and the … Continue reading To my younger sisters…
I wanted to highlight a recent post by my mom over at Pioneers’ New Testament, because what she says is actually a useful foundation for some things I’m going to be writing soon. She has just posted a word study on the various Greek words that are sometimes translated as “Life” or “Soul” in the New Testament. I recommend the post, and will add more … Continue reading New Testament Word Study on Life
I have a bunch of things I need to get written and no time to write, but you guys have got to check out my Mom’s latest article on repentance. It’s related to all the sin and atonement and kingdom stuff we’ve been talking about. . .
Trevin Wax has just posted a new review on his blog . It’s Lost In Transmission?: What We Can Know About the Words of Jesus, by Nick Perrin. I can only go on Trevin’s review so far, but it looks to me like an important study for anyone who cares about the actual words of the Lord Jesus. I look forward to getting a copy.
I’d like to take a sidebar here to introduce you to a new-to-the-web translation of the New Testament. The Pioneers’ New Testament is a wholly original translation from the Greek by my Mom, who studied Greek in college and had planned to work for Wycliffe before a variety of life’s circumstances changed the trajectory. Mom’s translation has appealed to some people who aren’t familiar with … Continue reading A New and Different New Testament Translation
I think Ruben Bolling has come up with a hilarious take on theodicy (the logical dilemma of a good God and evil in the world). Be sure to see the entire “Tom the Dancing Bug” cartoon here. (Partial reproduction with cartoonist’s permission – Thanks Ruben!)