Monthly Archives: January 2012

Chesterton and the “Occupy” Movement

As you might have noticed, I am reading Chesteron’s book Orthodoxy.  So far, chapter three has been full of rich little gems.  Here is one that I believe applies to the occupy movement, which seems to have all but fizzled … Continue reading

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Chesterton on Humility

But what we suffer from today is humility in the wrong place.  Modesty has moved from the organ of ambition.  Modesty has settled upon the organ of conviction; where it was never meant to be.  A man was meant to … Continue reading

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Are You Childlike?

Are you childlike? Last night I was reading in Matt. 18:3-4 which says, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is … Continue reading

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German Grammar I

Today marks the day I become truly serious about German.  Mary Beth and I will be taking a conversational German class offered by local community college this evening.  Wish us luck as we continue down this road toward Germany.

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G.K. Chesteron’s Orthodoxy and Selena Gomez

It was entirely by coincidence that I began reading this book the same week I decided to tune-in to one of our syndicated pop-music radio stations here in Raleigh NC.  No, I don’t like pop-music.  No, I didn’t expect to … Continue reading

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Membership in a Local Church: Revisited

[update]Nathaniel Cooley pointed me to Mark A. Herzer’s article, The Church: A Covenant Community.  The thrust of the article centers on the importance of the local church and membership therein.  The latter part of the lengthy (33 pages) article addressed … Continue reading

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Jesus vs. Religion

  No, I am not going to add in my two-cents about the topic.  But, if you are looking for a few critiques of the video… Does Jesus Hate Religion? Kinda, Sorta, Not Really by Kevin DeYoung The Problem Isn’t … Continue reading

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Narrative

Pastor Tyler Jones began a new sermon series this past Sunday entitled “Enter the Truth Myth.” Mythology is here defined in C.S. Lewis’ terms as the divine entering into and interacting with the natural realm. Understanding Christianity as True Myth … Continue reading

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Membership in a Local Church

Last night Mary Beth and I attended one of the quarterly “All Members Nights” at Vintage21.  This is a night where all members and membership candidates join together for a time of worship, updates, and planning.  During the meeting the … Continue reading

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Greek NT Reading Calendar 2012

Over at “The Upper Register” Lee Irons has provided a Greek reading calendar for 2012.  He provides two options: read through the NT in one year or in two years.  He has divided the daily passages up into content-based sections. I … Continue reading

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