Monthly Archives: December 2005

The Quest for Biblical Blogging

This is a post that I feel very compelled to write. Its importance is of such a level that I will probably include it in my “Rules for this Weblog” page. But before I get into the main substance of … Continue reading

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If The Lord Wills, We Shall Live

The following article will appear (Lord willing) in the Winston-Salem Journal in their “Message of the Week,” Friday December 30th. It is both an exhortation to believers and it is a call to non-Christians to look to the Savior for … Continue reading

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What Child is This?

This Christmas hymn is simply one of my favorites. It asks the question that must be answered, but is often ignored. Clearly, there is a lot of mere religion involved with this holiday season, but as believers we need to … Continue reading

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Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving

A few weeks ago Deacon Burnie Little shared some thoughts with me about the recent news concerning those churches that are closing on December 25th. I thought that his insights were very profitable and had asked him to consider writing … Continue reading

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The Doctrine of Radical Amputation…

…Or, The Importance of Squashing those Big Stumbling Blocks in Life. Like the Greek and Roman mythological figures in Christ’s day, we too have our idols that have been attributed with many god-like qualities. In fact, we have in our … Continue reading

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When Christmas Comes Early

Well, it seems that Christmas came early this year via two gifts from the brethren @ PBC – 1. A – T.U.L.I.P. Tree Ornament: Many thanks to Scott and Amanda for their PERSEVERANCE in finding three lovely silk tulips and … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Christmas Grinch

When the Lord redeemed me in 1982, I remember being like a child in a toy store – I was so joyful to be surrounded by the abundance of His grace and the riches of His truth that I realized … Continue reading

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Happy Stool-Ball Day to All, And to All A Good Night

The modern controversies over “Happy Holidays,” “Merry Christmas” and “Seasons Greatings” have reached a fever pitch. In Sacramento, as many as 50 protesters visited a local Wal Mart in order to protest the store’s failure to use the term “Christmas” … Continue reading

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On Celebrating Christ’s First Advent

I think that it’s fascinating that the Savior warned us about the leaven of the Pharisees (Parushim), rather than the leaven of the Chaberim. I’m sure that you’ve thought that too. Who were the Chaberim, and why bring it up? … Continue reading

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Beware of the Strawman: Exegetical Issues Part II

There has been a recent discussion concerning the advocacy of continuationism – which teaches that the Apostolic sign gifts are still present with us today. The forms of this teaching will vary, but the sign gifts that are normally thought … Continue reading

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