Archive | January, 2010

On Time

January 22, 2010

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Fly envious Time, till thou run out thy race, Call on the lazy leaden-stepping howrs, Whose speed is but the heavy plummets pace; And glut thy self with what thy womb devours, Which is no more then what is false and vain, And meerly mortal dross; So little is our loss, So little is thy gain. […]

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Painting a Picture

January 17, 2010

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Maybe a few of you can relate….. Each step crunches through a hardened crust of snow as I walk the tree-lined stream-bed towards the cabin.  It’s easier going on the snow-covered ice.  Long since frozen, there is no fear of falling through.  The stream is only knee-deep, anyway. The snow softens everything.  The thickness of the ice mutes the water’s movement underneath.  […]

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Reading Plan Update: Journaling

January 9, 2010

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[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=antique+book&iid=309815″ src=”0306/0000306556.jpg?adImageId=8893459&imageId=309815″ width=”234″ height=”349″ /] More books arrived today!  The reading program is officially off the ground and cruising at a comfortable pace.  Currently I’m reading through Scripture; something that I will be doing the entire year.  This is in addition to any Bible reading done for focused study.  “Read your Bible and […]

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The Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology

January 8, 2010

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I’m not associated formally with the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, but I stand with them doctrinally.  Who are they you might ask?  From their website: The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is a broad coalition of evangelical Christians from various denominations, including Baptist, Congregational (Independent), Anglican (Episcopal), Presbyterian, Reformed, and Lutheran. The purpose of the Alliance’s […]

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What is Sola Scriptura?

January 7, 2010

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I just want to preface this article with a note of thanks to Dr. Joseph Mezzi for allowing others the opportunity to share his work.  When considering Bible Study, the theme of the last two weeks, it’s important to know that the words we are studying are truly Holy and God inspired.  Dr. Joe has given a […]

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Paul Washer at the Deeper Conference, 2008

January 5, 2010

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 At first I wasn’t going to post anything today.  I guess I felt short on ideas.  Then I remembered watching this video several months ago.  It struck a chord with me at that time and after I had watched it, I remembered going around and trying to get everyone else to look at it, too.  It […]

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Eloquent Statements of the Word of God

January 4, 2010

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From Richard Sibbes In case you haven’t figured it out by now, I hold many of the puritan divines in high regard.  I was introduced, first, to Samuel Rutherford back in the mid 90’s.  A depth of passion and conviction for God I never heard from anyone else’s writings.  Shortly after, I came to know some familiar names: John […]

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What Does it Mean to Think Theologically

January 3, 2010

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Theology is shunned in some Christian circles.  Often associated with “dead” seminary thinking or some over-thought formula designed to confuse basic Christian truths, theology should not be a concept that intimidates us.  Taken from the Greek theologia (θεολογία) (from theos (θεός) meaning God and logos (λόγος) meaning word, discourse, or reasoning, theology is really just a term that means the study […]

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Useful Directions For Reading and Searching the Scriptures.

January 2, 2010

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by Thomas Boston Follow a regular plan in reading of them, that you may be acquainted with the whole; and make this reading a part of your private devotions. Not that you should confine yourselves only to a set plan, so as never to read by choice, but ordinarily this tends most to edification. Some […]

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Some Initial Thoughts on Hermeneutics

January 1, 2010

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It would be great if Grant Osborne would read this blog because I would love to tell him how much I’m appreciating his work with this book.  This is my initial forray into this area and so far I’m finding it fascinating.  Mr. Osborne has a knack for describing complex things in a way that are […]

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