Theology

Rob Bell – Love Wins – Impressions

by Dave April 2, 2011

I have had awhile to live with Rob Bell’s new book, Love Wins now and am starting to feel comfortable with his message and content.  I am a fan of the audio media since I drive a minimum of one hour a day and try to get 30 minutes of exercise in too.  Along with [...]

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Tom Wright – Paul for Everyone – Romans

by Dave March 26, 2011

I picked up the N.T. Wright study guide; Paul for Everyone Romans a few weeks ago in anticipation of going through this Epistle with a study group that I have attended for the better part of a year now.  I had high expectations that Tom would present his ideas in a clear and compelling way [...]

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Al Mohler Wants Hell

by Dave March 16, 2011

Anyone who knows me will attest of my preoccupation with Al Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Big Al is a tried and true Calvinist who feels that it is important for all of us to shun anyone who feels the primary message of Jesus is Love, and most particularly to shun the [...]

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Rob Bell and Universalism

by Dave March 2, 2011

I am a bit late to the party since the blow up happened last weekend and I am just getting caught up today, but the debate is not going to be a short term phenomenon.  Rob Bell, Pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church (not to be confused with Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill Church) released a [...]

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The Lost Codex – N.T. Wright Edition

by Dave February 26, 2011

I have N.T. Wright’s Paul In Fresh Perspective, audio version, and I have been through it more than 5 times.  Tom Wright is my favorite theologian and he has done so much to expand and explain the Christian faith. One of the most revolutionary things about Bishop Wright’s discussion of Jesus is how he frames [...]

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God didn’t say that blog

by Dave February 13, 2011

I have become a fan of the God Didn’t Say That blog and thought that I should put a shout out to Dr. Hoffman for his outstanding work.  This is from his site: Joel M. Hoffman holds a PhD in theoretical linguistics, and has taught Bible in religious settings and translation theory at Brandeis University [...]

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What do we do then? A new Singularity

by Dave February 12, 2011

Many describe the thing that became the big bang as a Singularity.  Now there is a new singularity.  This is not a new idea.  People have been thinking about the time when computers will take over for us since the time we first thought of computers.  But this article puts it into focus and touches [...]

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McKnight’s Blue Parakeet – Impressions

by Dave January 29, 2011

I must say that I enjoyed Scot McKnight’s book, The Blue Parakeet tremendously.  Scot is an incredibly thoughtful and down to earth scholar and author.  It is rare to find someone with whom you agree as much as I agree with Scot. Scot begins by demonstrating his concept that the Bible is Story and there [...]

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Update on Piper and McKnight, Blue Parakeet

by Dave January 12, 2011

As I said in the previous post, I started out with McKnight.  I am a big fan of Scot now and his Blue Parakeet is in keeping with my high expectation for him.  However, his book is only in printed form whereas the Piper apologetic is in audio.  So while I am halfway through with [...]

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The Lost Codex – Corinthians Edition

by Dave December 9, 2010

As you know, the name of this site comes from my assertion that the Gospel as it was taught to the first century people has been lost in the current Christian Church.  Well, as it turns out the Gospel is right in the bible here it is, 1 Corinthians15: 15:1 Now I want to make [...]

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