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09/08/2011 - 07:30 What is a God-of-the-Gaps argument? Biblio

What is a God-of-the-Gaps argument? Are fine-tuning and morality just new examples of this?

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Defining God-of-the-Gaps

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09/12/2011 - 08:03 John 1:1 The Word Blog entry

For much of my life I've heard and read John 1:1, which says:

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John 1:1

When many religious people quote this verse "In the beginning was the "word,", they refer to the "word" as Jesus. Look at the definition of the word "word", we get this:

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09/19/2011 - 07:32 Jesus as Θεός: Scriptural Fact or Scribal Fantasy? Biblio
09/23/2011 - 22:10 The God of Simplicity Blog entry

Much of theology seems so complex and hard to understand. Is God supposed to be hard to understand? Is there a way to make it simple?

"I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity... Read more

09/25/2011 - 07:53 One God Blog entry

God said, "I AM." If God is the "I AM", then he is .... He doesn't "have" love, but he is love.
"I AM love"
"I AM truth"
"I AM life"
"I AM the way"
"I AM spirit"

God is one
God is all and in all

There is only one God,
Who created the universe
who is the god of all mankind. Whether the people be Christians,... Read more

09/30/2011 - 00:13 God's Word and Bible Study Blog entry

I'm sixty years old and have went to numerous Bible studies over many years. Quite frankly, I don't like bible studies. All I ever found there has been an endless studying, for knowledge, the same book over and over again. It seems to me that, in general, many Christians don't know what to do... Read more

10/01/2011 - 15:59 The Blessing of Grace Blog entry

Grace is like having a savings account. None of us lives this life perfectly. We all make mistakes. Graces us a measure of a cushion to get up and try again.

For example, my wife and I have made our share of financial mistakes. The first few years of our... Read more

10/01/2011 - 23:16 A History of Violence: Edge Master Class 2011 Biblio
10/01/2011 - 23:28 7 Principles of the New Culture Biblio
10/03/2011 - 08:47 Fellowship Book page

For some time I've been thinking about trying to develop a series of articles about Fellowship.  To start with I'll write out what have I experienced in the past that has really touched me, times when I've experienced true Fellowship. Then I'll research and found out what are other people doing to encourage fellowship.

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10/03/2011 - 08:51 My Experience of Fellowship Book page

As I was typing in the title for this page, I accidentally typed "My Experience of Followship". As I corrected the title, I suddenly realized that for people to have true fellowship, they must all be followers of a similar values, goal, idea, god, etc. So, followship is a part of true fellowship.

I was raised in, and have spend my life in what is called "Christianity". I was raised by... Read more

10/04/2011 - 22:35 Using "THE" word Blog entry

When you call something "THE".... then that negates the possibility that there are any others. You are in effect saying that it is THE only one. When you attach "THE" to an object, then you are, by implication, saying that there is only one. There is no other, and there is no other way. Conversely, if you call something "A" Something, then you, by implication,... Read more

10/05/2011 - 22:19 “Once Saved Always Saved” -- a dangerous delusion? Biblio

“Once Saved Always Saved”
a dangerous delusion?

by Graham Pockett

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10/05/2011 - 22:34 The Hypocrisy of Those Who Don't Believe in Eternal Security Biblio

The Hypocrisy of Those Who Don't Believe in Eternal Security

by David J. Stewart

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10/07/2011 - 06:18 What is Salvation? Book page

We hear the words "Salvation" and "Saved" used quite a lot in the modern day Christianity. The common "accepted" meaning of these words is that we will be "saved" from hell and therefore have a place in heaven.

I propose that this is a misunderstanding of what is meant by "Salvation" and "Saved". These words speak of coming to a wholeness and wellness here on earth. These words speak of... Read more

10/07/2011 - 11:05 Christ and Religion Blog entry

In the Bible it says, "we have the mind of Christ."

What is Christ? What does that mean? How does that practically work out? If Jesus "christ" as the son of God, and if God is love (as we are told), then could it be that the term "christ" is what refers to our motivation, our desire, our wanting to do what is right?

True religion is helping the widows and orphans in their... Read more

10/07/2011 - 22:26 Salvation Means Healing Biblio

Salvation means Healing

Pentecost 12/Yr. C
Luke 13:22-30
August 22, 2004

The Rev. Karen... Read more

10/08/2011 - 06:53 What is Correct Doctrine? Book page

Let's have a look at the definition of the word "Doctrine".


doc·trine   [dok-trin]     noun

  1. a particular principle,... Read more
10/08/2011 - 22:34 Repentance: A New Way of Looking at the World Biblio

Repentance: A New Way of Looking at the World

Readings: Is. 11:1-10; Mt. 3:1-12 Advent II/A
By the Rev. Karen F. Siegfriedt; Trinity Episcopal Church, Sutter Creek, CA 12/5/10
“In those days, John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming: “Repent,
for the kingdom of heaven has... Read more

10/09/2011 - 16:12 Holy Trinity Biblio


The doctrine of the Trinity is pagan in origin. The concept of a triad in deity worship began in Babylon and was patterned on Nimrod, his wife Semiramis and their son Tammuz. Later cultures such as the Egyptians adopted this belief, which can be seen in their worship of... Read more

10/10/2011 - 20:41 Is God really a MYSTERIOUS Trinity? Biblio

Is God really

Is the Trinity Biblical?

A Gallup Poll taken years ago found that 97% of the American public believed in God. Of that number, 83% believed that God is a Trinity.

Yet for all this belief in the Trinity, it is a doctrine that is not clearly understood by most Christian laymen. In fact, most... Read more

10/12/2011 - 05:13 The Joy Hidden in Sorrow Biblio

Caring for Dying and Bereaved

In meditation we can go deeply into the mind, to investigate: who is it that we really are?
Who dies?... Because what dies is not who we are... Read more


 Universalism: Forms and Fallacies

Why are many people today accepting the thesis of universalism?
How do people who believe in universalism arrive at their conclusions?

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10/13/2011 - 13:50 The Law Blog entry

Although my wife is mathmatically challenged she has been homeschooling our two children. My wife has been doing what she could, but she hasn't been holding my son to the line, making him work out all of his problems. Although I've told both of them repeatedly that my son needs to work out the problems completely, Joseph has still been mostly just writing down only the answers, not the answers... Read more

10/16/2011 - 08:21 Ideas for Small Groups Book page

As my wife and I are discussing  the idea of starting to meet with another couple for fellowship, I thought that I'd start putting some ideas together here for why we are meeting and what we could do when we could meet together.

In the past, I've been a part of many "Bible studies" that mainly focused on "studying the Bible". I'm burned out with that whole concept. I believe that the... Read more

10/18/2011 - 08:33 The Spirit Book page

To see all the articles on the Spirit on one page, click here.

Once we've been taught and have believed something all of our lives, it is so difficult to accept or believe something else. It took me many years to begin to understand about the concept of the Spirit.

 It seems that most of traditional... Read more

10/18/2011 - 08:39 The Evidence of the Holy Spirit Book page

This is much the same as the fruit of the spirit, as shown in Galations 6

When we realize what the spirit is, as shown on this page: The Spirit, determining the evidence of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer becomes simple. It is basically seeing a person who is living an honorable, noble, loving, compassionate, truthful... Read more

10/19/2011 - 09:45 Prayer Book page

What is prayer? What is its purpose? What does true prayer look like? Can we change what is happening to us or others by praying?

First, let us clarify a principle. “The sun shines on the good and the bad alike. The rain also falls on the good and the bad alike.” We have no control over the sun or the rain. In the same manner, if a gardener, who lives in a dry climate, doesn't water his... Read more

10/19/2011 - 09:53 Conditions Book page


Broadcasting is theprocess of putting out a lot of messages with the hope of someone responding. The outcome depends on the law of averages

The Law of Averages

 The law of averages says that if you bet on enough horse races, you'll win few of them, even if you don't know anything about the horses or betting. Here's another example: If you... Read more

10/20/2011 - 22:41 "Biblical" Greek Book page

I do a lot of thinking about many of the concepts and principles of life. I also do a lot of thinking about the meanings of many different Bible verses that I "learned" as a child and young adult.

I often look up the definitions of Greek words so that (hopefully) I can better understand a verse in the New Testament. In looking up the definitions in a Greek dictionary, I see that many... Read more

10/24/2011 - 08:01 Computer Hardware Sources Book page

Here are some places that I'm looking at for Computer Hardware.


Online Sources for Hardware: - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers ...

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10/24/2011 - 08:09 My Computer Hardware Thoughts Book page