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Monthly Archives: April 2009

First things

17-Apr-09

2 Timothy 3:15-17 The inspiration of Scripture is one of Christianity’s most basic beliefs, yet one of the most undervalued.  People with a low view of Scripture can’t get anything else right, yet they are unable to trace their problems to the source in a disregard for the Word of God. There have been long […]

Fragments

16-Apr-09

Jesus cover-up? Mr. Obama spoke at Georgetown University this week.  Christian symbols were covered where they would not be seen in camera views.  Published reports say this was done at the request of the White House.  I’m willing to listen to an explanation of why they complied with this seemingly offensive request.  At the same […]

No tight, shiny pants

15-Apr-09

The French have surprised us all by nabbing a boat load of Somali pirates.  Though lacking silver buckled slippers and tight, shiny pants, these pirates are nonetheless the real thing.  They go upon the seas and chase down ships engaged in commerce, climb aboard them with weapons, and commit crimes for the purpose of getting […]

The new enemies list

14-Apr-09

Everybody age 50 and up remembers Richard Nixon and his enemies list.  Back then, Americans were indignant that our government would specifically identify certain citizens and mark them out for heightened suspicion.  It was Daniel Schorr’s proudest moment, but the potential exists for the government to do enormous harm.  Even when they’re trying their very […]

Does today count as a base hit?

13-Apr-09

Mr. Obama did a couple of things right over the past few days.  He authorized the Navy to get our hostage back, and he relaxed those futile sanctions against Cuba. I suspect conservatives everywhere will react much the same.  We’ll take what we can get, but we’ll still wish and pray he were not a […]

The power behind the throne

12-Apr-09

2 Chr 22:10-24:22 The Easter season is about the promise that the resurrection of Jesus holds for us.  The human soul knows creation was meant to be better than what we see around us — higher, nobler, free from the treachery and hurt that spoils things down here below. One of the more dramatic stories […]

Pulled to pieces over the resurrection

11-Apr-09

When Paul was on trial before the Sadducees and Pharisees (Acts 23:6-11), he provoked a fight between them by declaring his belief in the resurrection of the dead.  The Bible says the two parties fought so hard that the centurion feared Paul would be pulled in pieces. Where do you stand on it?  Are you […]

Gay marriage, Prop 8, and Rick Warren

10-Apr-09

Jack Brooks over at New Covenant Living has a good pastoral perspective on how not to manage the gay marriage issue… or any other issue, for that matter.  It’s a two-piece article, well worth the 12 minutes it will take you to read it all.  Take a stroll on the links: Rick Warren, Mugwump A […]

Isaiah 53 (Part 2)

10-Apr-09

The facts surrounding the existence of the Isaiah 53 text are amazing and convincing, but the content of the text is equally so.  Isaiah foresaw the saving career of the Messiah from his humble birth to his resurrection and subsequent glorification. His personal circumstances Isaiah called him a “root out of dry ground,” a reference […]

The spy who came in from the power company

08-Apr-09

The Wall Street Journal, doubtless trying to catch up to my blog article on the smart grid, has given us one more reason to dislike it all.  Smart meters present a huge target for espionage.  The Russians and Chicoms are already planting problems in our grid controls, no doubt to get even with what we’re […]

Energy, taxes, surveillance

07-Apr-09

One of the curious twists developing around America’s push for big changes in energy markets is how it seems to dovetail with the government’s irresistible compulsion to monitor its citizens.  Two examples come to mind. First, you’re no doubt aware that there’s been some interest in Congress in taxing you on a per-mile basis for […]

Isaiah 53 (Part 1)

06-Apr-09

Every so often Christians should take a moment to soak up some glory from this text.  The Lord revealed to Isaiah what he intended to do in the person of Christ, and then he came and did it.  There are two aspects to this thing, inseparable and powerfully complementary.  I’ll deal with the first part […]

DPRK versus Wells Fargo

05-Apr-09

Kim Jung Il ain’t skeert of Japan, America, Obama, or nuffin’.  He launched his lousy rocket and spent the rest of the day exchanging high fives with his bizarre entourage of sycophants and pimps.  His rocket scientists get to live another day.  He might even give them another cup of porridge this month. Meanwhile, a […]

Energy from the sea

05-Apr-09

Two of the most promising energy concepts come from the sea, biodiesel made from algae and methane hydrates found beneath the ocean floor. The biodiesel idea appears promising because algae grow naturally in almost any kind of water.  As pool owners know, you can treat the algae to certain trace nutrients and they’ll bloom enormously.  […]

Serving and waiting

04-Apr-09

For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.  — […]