Monthly Archives: January 2013

Almost Christian-Imposter faith

The title of Kendra Creasy Dean’s Almost Christian derives from Acts 26:28 where the KJV has King Agrippa say to Paul, “Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.” Church-going teenagers have been surveyed and studied.  They are almost never … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury would be proud

The other day I referred to an NPR report that  terror-linked rebels had burned old manuscripts in Mali.  The report turns out not to be true. A report on how the news that went around the world’s media was wrong … Continue reading

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Almost Christian

I have switched to reading something a little different.  I saw a review of Kendra Creasy Dean’s Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church.  This is the kind of thing I would have definitely … Continue reading

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What would Ray Bradbury Say?

They are burning ancient books in Mali. On Monday, Timbuktu’s Mayor Ousmane Halle said from Mali’s capital Bamako that he had gotten word Islamist fighters had torched the library as well as his office before retreating. I can’t be open-minded … Continue reading

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Public Prayer

When I led worship some people noticed that, although I preached almost without notes, I usually read prayers that I had written out beforehand. I found it easier to plan out ahead of time a longer speech than a short … Continue reading

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Stephen L. Cook-Why this book is important

As I said in my first post about Stephen L. Cook’s The Social Roots of Biblical Yahwism, I think it is an important work.  I am confused by some of his terminology.  I am not convinced by all of his … Continue reading

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Ancient Roman toilet habits

In regards to sensationalizing archeology and ancient history, I got a kick out of this from Ann Althouse. We used to explain certain rocks from the Roman era as tokens used in games.  There is a new theory that the … Continue reading

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