July 18, 2018

The Second Commandment, The Passion,

The Second Commandment, The Passion, and Evangelical Endorsements “I Think I Need A Stiff Drink” links to this PCA Pastor’s vigorous defense of a strict view of the second commandment. If you want to read a detailed legalistic defense of no images of Jesus in art of any kind, this is your ticket. Part of […]

Is the gore necessary? Martin

Is the gore necessary? Martin Marty- one liberal who has my utmost respect- comments on violence in The Passion, and I must say that I agree with every word. Really, this is perfect. The previewers who like violence if it shows Jesus suffering, on the grounds that savagery moves people to appreciate his sacrifice, are […]

Samuel Blackburn on Lust Al

Samuel Blackburn on Lust Al Mohler reviews Samuel Blackburn on that most interesting of topics, Lust. Blackburn’s purpose is to overcome all pessimism towards lust. He even defends the use of pornography, which can, he argues, point towards the higher purposes of sex, rather than the lower degradations. He takes on the evolutionary psychologists, arguing […]

A thought from my study

A thought from my study of Mark 15 today. I doubt if it is totally original, but I can’t recall coming across it before. I’m interested in the flogging of Jesus by Pilate. Mark 15:15 So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be […]

Jim Carroll, of the Boston

Jim Carroll, of the Boston Globe, raises the question of whether Christians place too much emphasis on the crucifixion and death of Jesus, and whether this is a distortion of Jesus himself. All of this is to say that death was not the purpose of Jesus’ life but only one part of a story that […]

There is simply no way

There is simply no way to be a competent parent to a 19 year old child on the subject of dating. First, I’m an idiot anyway. Second, I’ve been married for 26 years. Third, dating is inherently confusing, and anyone who thinks it should make sense should be sent to common sense camp anyway. A […]

It’s been no secret that

It’s been no secret that Denise has always thought my views on “the will of God” to be distinctly unspiritual, and I found hers to be far too mystical. Tonight we listened to two programs on the subject (from a recent series on the White Horse Inn) and I think I won out! God has […]

I wrote a big essay

I wrote a big essay called A Young Person’s Guide to Revelation. Maybe I should do more of that sort of thing. I just got tired of the fact there is nothing out there of this type, and I need it all the time. So I wrote it. This whole job business is so mentally […]

My continuing fascination with online

My continuing fascination with online “relationships (not romances)” continues. I’m in this big discussion with a lurker, and he’s mad as heck that I support the President, and he’s all up into the Tin Foil Hats and so on. Then he starts in with….”I used to like you…” Puh-leeze. You read a few pages of […]

Finally wrote my essay on

Finally wrote my essay on fantasizing about becoming a catholic. Between the one on leaving fundamentalism, the several on Calvinism, and now one on wanting to be a Papist, I should be sure to get fired before next Christmas. Dennis Miller’s show starts next week on CNBC. I really don’t need to add another program […]