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Do We Have to Amputate?

There’s been an update on the Maryland family threatened by Child Protective Services for allowing their children (10 and 6) to walk to & from a local park on their own. According to the Washington Post, CPS has concluded their … Continue reading

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Domesticated Camels in Genesis not yet Confirmed by Science

At least, that’s how a more objective headline regarding the recent findings of two Israeli archeologists might read (though I suppose one could quibble about the “yet.”) Instead we get headlines like “Is Camel Discovery the Straw the Broke the … Continue reading

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The Fisherman’s Choice

I was pondering a modern parable recently. I can’t remember where I first heard it, but the gist of it is this: Once upon a time, a rich businessman and his entourage visited a harbor examining some ocean-front property to … Continue reading

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No Need to Choose Between Doctrine and Love

“Doctrine divides” became a popular refrain in Theological Liberalism, and its popularity continues as this heresy is rebranded as the “Emergent Church.” The idea is basically that when people believe different things about the world, it gets in the way … Continue reading

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Sermon: “What Does Your Heart Tell you?” Mark 7:20-23

Note:  I am not a pastor.  However, my pastor was called out of town this weekend, and I was asked to preach in his stead. Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, … Continue reading

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In Which a Stream of Consciousness Overflows its Banks, Devastating the Local Ecosystem

The other day, I was told about about Disney’s new Habit Heroes–an extremely short-lived Epcot exhibit that sought to combat obesity by teaching kids healthy habits.  It included heroic and fit characters like Will Power and Callie Stenics who need … Continue reading

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The President’s Shell Game

This past Friday, President Obama announced what he called a “compromise” in his plans to forbid those Christians who recognize the moral problems surrounding contraception and abortion from putting those beliefs into practice.  This new plan, he claims, is no … Continue reading

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Comment Spam

This blog tends to get much more spam than legitimate comments. Some of it is easy to spot (prescription drugs, porn, etc). Other comments are a little more ambiguous. For example, highly generic comments of admiration about the post, while … Continue reading

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Paradoxology Part 4: The Consequences of Rejecting Reason

Last time, we saw that it is not reason that destroys a paradox; it is when we put reason in God’s place by allowing it to overrule God’s promises. And so paradox is not protected by rejecting reason, but by … Continue reading

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Paradoxology Part 2: Refusing Paradox

Scripture presents Christians with a number of paradoxes—places where unresolved tension exists between two or more teachings.  One of the thornier issues is the doctrine of predestination—that God Himself chooses who will be saved.  How is the Lutheran approach to … Continue reading

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