The Problem of Personhood

Intellect, will, and emotion.  Whenever the subject of personhood comes up, and more specifically as humans trying to make sense of how we are fashioned “in His own image” (Gen 1:27), these three terms find a key place in the discussion.  And they do make for a tidy way to sum up important distinctions about […]

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Abortion by the Numbers

44 years.  58 million children.  Those numbers, alone, are breathtaking in and of themselves.  They mark, in no uncertain terms, the darkest period of our country’s history.  We, the land of the free and the home of the brave, have systematically killed innocent children for nearly half of a century.  We, the land founded by […]

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1 Peter 1:14-16

Last week, we studied verse 13 and the imperative “fix your hope” on the “grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ”.  We also learned of the two “supports of hope”, a level head and a prepared mind.  Peter told us to get ready properly so that we may rightly hope […]

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My Study Plan for 2017

Last week, I explained WHY I study, and why you should study too.  Today I want to tell you specifically about WHAT I’ll be studying.  I find it helpful to discuss the purpose behind each choice by looking at it from the perspective of how it fits into my life.  I encourage new readers to […]

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1 Peter 1:13 “Prepared Minds and Level Heads”

Peter spends a lot of time in the first 12 verses of this letter outlining breathtaking theological truths.  Writing to a church on the increasingly undeniable cusp of severe persecution, Peter tries to comfort them with the truth rather than divert their attention with distraction.  He reminds them -and us- that believers are to find […]

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A Study Plan for 2017 – Introduction

It has been said that a failure to plan is a plan to fail.  While it’s impossible to see every curve ball thrown your way in life, it generally holds true that we should plan for the things we can foresee.  Christians are no different and are, in fact, called in Scripture to be prudent […]

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Desicion 2016: Jason’s (No) Closing Argument

The pro-Trump evangelical viewpoint has sacrificed what it means to be Christian to achieve a worldly political goal in 4 ways. Inconsistency 1) My opponent claims I own my vote, then writes: “…you have an obligation to participate in the election… the question is not whether either of the two parties has earned your vote, […]

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Decision 2016: Jason (No) Responds to Robb’s (Yes) Questions

Question 1 Robb:  How does voting for a particular candidate unite me in any significant way with others who vote for that candidate, and if it does, why or why does this not lead to the logical conclusion that as Christians we can only vote for other Christians who are only supported by other Christians […]

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Decision 2016: A Response to the Yes Argument

There you have it, just as I said it would be.  PRAGMATISM.  We have to support a bad candidate because we need to effect a certain outcome and obtain a particular result.  Otherwise, if we choose to vote our conscience and our principles instead, we’re somehow complicit in the actions of what a candidate we […]

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