Book Review – “Against Calvinism” – Part 2

Read Part 1 here - Book Review - "Against Calvinism" - Part 1 In chapter 3 of Olson's book he works his way through the TULIP, the acrostic which summarizes the main tenats of Calvinism. In this post, I want to share a few quotes from the book and offer a few thoughts in connection... Continue Reading →

Invested

(6) Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, (7 ) There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.Matthew 26:6-7 High up in the Himalayas workers invested their lives to harvest a small... Continue Reading →

Perspective

And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown... Continue Reading →

Who Wants Some Pi?

Happy National Pi Day! Let's talk Math. And you know it, I'm having some kind of pie today. It has to be done. Have you ever wondered how many pounds weight of sugar there are in 232 hogsheads, if each one weighed 12cwt. 1 qr. 22lbs? If you haven't guessed the answer, it is 323,408lbs.... Continue Reading →

Book Review – “Against Calvinism” – Part 1

Why Am I Writing This Article? (1) I want to help popularize the truth that there are viable alternatives to the Calvinistic system. (2) I have concerns about what Calvinism means for the reputation of God. This book by Roger Olsen is very fairly written and not as anti as the title may sound. However,... Continue Reading →

“Lent to the Lord”

27 For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him: 28 Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord. And he worshipped the Lord there.1 Samuel 1:27-28 In so many ways the world minimizes the... Continue Reading →

Send Them Away

“And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, ‘This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals. But Jesus said unto them, ‘They need not depart; give ye them to eat.”Matthew 14:15-16 “Send them away.”... Continue Reading →

Curiousity

"Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given."Matthew 9:10 Many a curious mind has discovered ideas, lands, and inventions that anyone could have revealed, but only the curious could see and know the as of yet unseen and unknown. When Jesus... Continue Reading →

“Never So Seen”

“It was never so seen in Israel”Matthew 9:33 Jesus commanded control of nature, touched the lepers, embraced the unclean, called the outcasts to know and serve Him, and offered forgiveness to sinners. As the crowds watched they gave their assessment, “It was never so seen in Israel.” Leading up to this moment Jesus had emphasized... Continue Reading →

Fully Persuaded

Saul knew what he believed. From a young age, his family and community life revolved around their nation's Scriptures. Early in his life others noted his abilities and they fast-tracked him to study under the greatest minds of the time. Everyone knew Saul was fully persuaded of what he believed to be true. But then... Continue Reading →

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