Twenty-First Century Public Debate

somehow this came to mind About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way.A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in a lot of business for the craftsmen there. He called them together, along with the workers in related trades, and said: “You know, my friends, that we receive […]

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The Freedom of Speech

Words are incredibly powerful things.  From the very beginning it is words that have exerted enormous influence in our universe. Gen. 1:3   And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. The power of words is, in some way, linked to the power of the one speaking. I can’t stand in my darkened office […]

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Horus Reads the Internet

harsh, but fair: … because … you’re … a … Biblically-illiterate buffoon who has never listened to a single Christian sermon on the issue, talked with a single Christian theologian about this subject, read a single one of the countless words that Christians have written on this subject and your only familiarity with the matter […]

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Jewish Rejection in Acts

One thing that continues to strike me as we wrap up our current sermon series in Acts (12:19b-13:12 here and 13:13-52 here) is the almost continual theme of Jewish division and rejection which hangs over from Luke's gospel. We saw this topic raise it's head again recently. First, there's Paul's encounter with the false prophet, Bar-Jesus, […]

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A Key Implication of the Resurrection

We've started preaching through Acts at church. There's a repeated theme that will keep cropping up, because the Apostles insist on saying it a lot… Acts 17:31 For [God] has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man [Jesus] he has appointed. He has given proof of this to […]

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