Monthly Archives: February 2014

Halley’s Admonition to Have the Congregation Read and the Pastor Preach from the Bible

Halley’s Bible Handbook is a long-standing reference work.  The current Amazon listing for this book says, “Halley’s Bible Handbook was born out of the conviction of Henry H. Halley that everyone ought to read the Bible daily.” I no longer … Continue reading

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65 Apologetics Questions Every Christian Parent Needs to Learn to Answer

Beneath her name in the heading of her blog, Natasha Crain has put the words “Inspiration for Intentional Christian Parenting.”  Farther down, she says beneath her picture: I blog to help Christian parents raise kids with the deeper roots of … Continue reading

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Parents’ Resources

I’m adding a category (see list in the right-hand column of all the categories into which the posts on this blog are filed) called “Parents’ Resources.”  The idea is to put into one place the various resources I run across … Continue reading

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In the Bible, “world” often means “fallen human culture”

Especially in the writings of the apostle John, the term “world” tends to refer not to geography but rather to “the system of fallen human nature.”  These are the words of Karen Jobes, as in: But “world” in John’s writings … Continue reading

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Charles Krauthammer points out how religious some “science”has become

In this column (3 min read; 858 words), Charles Krauthammer exposes political religion being put forth as science.  Along the way, he says: There is nothing more anti-scientific than the very idea that science is settled, static, impervious to challenge. … Continue reading

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It’s a Myth That Faith in the Bible Caused People to Oppose Galileo

Here are three resources that discredit today’s widely-accepted myth that Bible-based resistance to evolution is analogous to the church’s initial resistance to Galileo.  The truth is that evolutionary theory today is more analogous to the geocentrism that prevailed in the … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Science and Scientism

Tom Gilson rightly points out how scientists sometimes go too far in their pronouncements.  And this is true not just of scientists, but perhaps even more often by people speaking on behalf of science. Because science cannot observe or measure … Continue reading

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What Did the Church of the First Five Centuries Believe about the Bible?

This short book blurb is helpful because it includes the following list of some of the beliefs that church leaders of the first five centuries after Christ held regarding the Scriptures: Every detail of Scripture is meaningful Scripture is the … Continue reading

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Did You Fall Off the Bible-in-a-Year Wagon?

It’s not news that many more people start Bible reading plans than finish them.  The article at the link, however, describes a constructive way to deal with the difficulties involved. (A 2 min read; 529 words) via Fall Off the … Continue reading

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Ravi Zacharias tells us what’s bad about subjective moral reasoning

Here’s a link to a 5 min video showing Ravi Zacharias as he answers a question from the audience in what appears to be a post-debate setting about subjective morality.  The questioner asserts that subjective morality is not a problem; … Continue reading

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