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The Politics of Gay Marriage (Framing Observations)

I wrote a series of extended comments regarding the politics of gay marriage in response to multiple questions from the readers. I’ve re-written them a bit. We need to begin with some framing statements regarding God and humanity. I believe … Continue reading

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Songs Without Notes: A Meandering History of Hymnals and Vocal Music, with Rant — Part 6

From the comments: Bob wrote, Put another way, edification is sacramental as well. Exactly. In fact, I’d add “… and especially.” The common definition of a sacrament accepted by the Reformed and Roman Churches is that of an outward and … Continue reading

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From the Comments: Further on whether the scriptures are sufficient

Following up yesterday’s post, reader David commented, If there has been no personal indwelling of the Spirit directing and guiding Christians since the death of the apostles then, the New Testament is highly suspect. Early churchmen collected, sifted, and sorted … Continue reading

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Divorce & Remarriage: Reading in light of covenant theology (Part 2)

Reader Gary mentioned an article by Hugo McCord on Matt 5:32, which neither of us has found. I responded — Gary, I can’t find the McCord article, and what I have found from McCord is rife with legalistic assumptions. Nonetheless, … Continue reading

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Bear’s Den: “Elysium”

Brother do you believe in an afterlife Where our souls will both collide In some great Elysium Way up in the sky Free from our shackles, our chains Our mouths, our brains We’ll open all the gates And we will … Continue reading

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Divorce & Remarriage: Reading in light of covenant theology (Part 1)

In response to the readers’ questions, I wrote a series of comments dealing with how we should read the Bible’s passages regarding divorce and remarriage in light of the covenant theology we covered in last year’s series on “How to … Continue reading

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From the Comments: Aren’t the Scriptures All-Sufficient?

Jeff R asked, It’s the one’s that believe that this indwelling is personal and DIRECT, meaning that the Spirit directly influences them apart from God’s word that I have a problem with. They in effect are denying that the word … Continue reading

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Divorce & Remarriage: 1 Cor 7:10-11

Christopher writes, One thing you have failed to do in your responses, Jay, is explain how 1 Corinthians 7:10-11 squares with your theology. Here are two earlier posts on that subject: here and here. (1 Cor. 7:10-11 ESV)  10 To … Continue reading

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From the Comments: Is direct operation of the Spirit essential? Part 2

As is so often the case, the OT sheds light on the NT. As we covered in a series of posts last year called “The Salvation of the Jews,” we concluded that the Jews, just like the Christians, are saved … Continue reading

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Robbie Seay Band: “Baptize Me in the River”

 

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