Category Archives: Bible Talk

Here’s what I’m thinking when I read the Bible.

Why go to church?

There’s always something new to learn from the Bible, even though others may have known about it (and wrote and preached about it!) for many years.  My attention on this matter sprang from a men’s Bible study in the Book … Continue reading

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Confessions of St. Augustine – insights

I recently finished reading Confessions of St. Augustine, (Albert Cook Outler, ed.).  Though from the late 4th/early 5th century, St. Augustine provides remarkable insights into the substance of contemporary Christian living.  Here are a few thoughts I gleaned from his … Continue reading

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The Genesis of Knowledge

When Adam gave names to the animals, was he endowed with some type of supernatural, divine ability to know the considerably infinite biological, if not esoteric, complexities of each creature?  Did he fully know the very nature of that which … Continue reading

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Calvinism is the New Circumcision

Calvinism:  The New Circumcision I have convictional reasons to doubt, if not defy, the claims of Calvinists, that is, reformed theology.  My convictions are, as Augustine said in his Confessions, like a strong voice in my inner ear. There is … Continue reading

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Firearms: The Big Problem

There is a big problem with firearms in the United Stated of America.  But it’s only a problem for the emotional reactors to gun-related tragedies.  And it’s a problem for liberal, amoral agenda-pushers who, along with the reactors, are clueless … Continue reading

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A.D. 95 Revelation

Finally!  I’ve completed my reading of The New Testament:  As It Was Written (reading through the New Testament in the order of which the books and epistles were written, approximately).  Here are my notes for Revelation: Ch. 1 – How … Continue reading

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90-95 A.D. – Letters of John

My notes from the Letters of John: I John, Ch. 1 – Jesus is from the beginning (v. 1).  Does this mean the beginning of time or the beginning of His introduction by John the Baptizer, or what? I John, … Continue reading

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Terrorism- just calling it as I see it

Years ago when my children were young, I instructed them on how to react during a terrorist attack.  This was pre-9/11, pre-terrorist jargon, pre-radical Islamic militant worries, but nevertheless, amidst bullying and oppression by assorted individuals and groups. I taught … Continue reading

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85 A.D. – John

Ch. 1 – Everything that exists was filtered through the Word of God:  Jesus (verses 3 & 10). Life was not in the molecular makeup of the universe.  It was in Jesus (v. 4) The Light of Jesus cannot be … Continue reading

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68 A.D. – Jude

Just finished reading and taking notes on the letter by Jude.  For such a small work, it is rich with truths.  Here are my observations: V. 3 – Salvation is common.  It is for all, but clearly not received by … Continue reading

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