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Ok, so there's just one item listed for sale. Don't worry -- there will be more. They'll come in my favorite categories: Books, woodworking, and photography. So go ahead and look. Things will add up quickly. Just click on Marketplace in the top menu and you are...

Book Review

Movie Review: West Side Story

Last evening we went to see the new West Side Story, directed by Steven Spielberg. It was an interesting experience. The choreography was outstanding. This movie was able to work with larger available “real estate” that a stage play (and an almost-direct adaptation of...

Movie Review: Free Guy

We were told the movie was fun. So, we went to see it last evening. Free Guy is what you get when you combine The Matrix, Inception, and The Truman Show in a blender and wait for whatever might come out. It contains all of their core components. Most of them are...

Christianity & Society

Ethics

Crafts

The Konica AR 57mm f/1.4 on a digital camera

I haven't posted anything in a long while. Today provided me an opportunity to test a lens. Recently at an estate sale I acquired on the desirable Konica AR 57mm f/1.4 lenses. This is the second version of the lens, having the cool bluish coatings. The first version...

The Novice Woodworker

Or, Getting out of the “Not Really Good Enough” Rut I have been at it about 6 years now. As a hobby it can be rewarding. It is always satisfying to see a quality piece finished for home, family, or friends. You know the sensation. It is more than just a feeling. It...

Theology

Why Biblical Theology is Not Enough

It seems like it has been around forever -- the idea of just studying the Bible and letting things fall into place. It is how most Bible study groups behave. It allows for an inclusiveness that transcends denominational and theological barriers. That's a good thing,...

Worship Is a Relationship

The way He wants us to worship Him, not the way we want to worship Him. What is this relationship? In a loving and committed relationship we serve each other. That's the normal behavior of all of us. Is you friend hurting? You put your arm around him or her. Sometimes...

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Apologetics

A Picture of Apologetics

The first title I thought of was “Make Apologetics Great Again” but that really didn’t seem appropriate. The topic of apologetics has been on the upswing for the past two centuries. While apologetics has always been a part of theology the past few decades has seen a...

Education

Ministry

Factions, Ignorance, and Issues

It’s easy to blame revivalism and the “Second Great Awakening” for many of the problems in evangelical and even fundamental Christianity. The movements took us into anti-intellectualism and radical individualism. They turned us into something other than confessional...

Two Books for Elder Training

During the mid and late 1970s the church were I fellowshipped was making to bold move toward multiple elder leadership and away from the senior pastor structure. It was a bold move at the time. Other local church pastors of the same association took offense to this...

Politics

Science

Essay

The Christian Mind in a Contrary Culture

Some History of the Ideas That Affect Our View of the World and of God’s Workings Introduction This is my perspective regarding the place and implementation of clarified discernment in my own Christian life and in my field of ministry.  It encompasses my motivations...