Month: June 2005

Luther’s Bondage of the Will

Lately I’ve been doing some reading about predestination and free-will. I think theology is utterly important – after all, how can you have a relationship with someone without knowing about them? So in the search for a church in the...

/ June 29, 2005

The Strong Doctrine of Biblical Inerrancy

I was just listening to a lecture by JP Moreland on the doctrine of Biblical inerrancy. A few highlights – these are not comprehensive arguments by any stretch but are aspects of the bigger argument that struck me: 1) The...

/ June 27, 2005

Lessons from Robert Horry, aka “Big Shot Bob”

Those who missed last night’s NBA finals game missed quite a fight. When the dust cleared at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Mich., though, the San Antonio Spurs stood victorious with veteran Robert Horry leading the way. Horry scored five...

/ June 20, 2005

Quotes from “The Hidden Life”

A truly excellent devotional I am now reading is 19th century Bible expositor Adolph Saphir’s, The Hidden Life. Here are some gems: In the sweet valley of humiliation we behold Jesus exalted on His throne. Then the happy land, far,...

/ June 15, 2005

Death comes to all Men

You know you’ve been blogging for a while when blogging becomes an important outlet for the deeper thoughts of your normal life. Or in this case, normal death. Today, my grandfather passed away. As I reflected on his death, I...

/ June 14, 2005

On Why ID Matters

Reading my brother’s latest comment, I realized why ID matters for our broader worldviews. The Discovery Center’s website (the Discovery Center is the hub of ID activity) states: The theory of intelligent design holds that certain features of the universe...

/ June 14, 2005

Natural Law and Sexual Ethics

Way back on May 22nd, my brother posed this dilemma for natural law advocates: If anything would be unnatural and contradictory to the function of sex, it would be castration, the severest form of male birth control. Yet it is...

/ June 12, 2005

Evolutionary Theory Confusions

My brother recently accused Mere-O of attempting to increase traffic by referencing “scantily clad women” (twice). I’m not sure anyone looking for said women would use “scantily” to find them. Regardless, it surely wouldn’t bring the sort of reader Mere-O...

/ June 12, 2005

My Reviews

My brother’s comments about my recent string of book reviews have prompted me to say a word about my approach. He writes: Oh, and I have a new goal in life: to write a book that meets my brother’s critical...

/ June 11, 2005

James Smith on Calvin Profs’ Protest of Bush

The mentor of one of my friends from Oxford, one of the leaders of the so-called “Radical Orthodoxy” group, is a professor at Calvin, who, despite his hatred of Bush’s policies, did not sign a letter of protest or wear...

/ June 11, 2005