Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Health Club and the Lamp

Do you treat your church like a health club, or a lamp? A fairly random and cryptic question, I’ll admit. But please stay with me. First, the health club: As übercomedian Jerry Seinfeld very cleverly states in his book SeinLanguage, … Continue reading

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Quibbling

The keen and observant of my regular reader(s) might have noticed something unusual in my last post: when I quoted John 3:16, it was from the New King James Version, and I’m normally a New International Version (NIV) man. And … Continue reading

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Contradictions, Part 4: Demons and Disciplehood

So far, we’ve mostly ignored the pink elephant in the room, which is arguably the most disturbing part of the apparent contradiction: If the hypothetical false disciples in Matthew 7:21-23 are operating outside God’s will, how are they able to … Continue reading

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Contradictions, Part 3: A Dark Place

Ready for some more Contradictions, readers? More contradiction? Oh, Baldy. We’ve had enough of this. No you haven’t. Yes we have. No you haven’t. And please stop arguing. This isn’t an argument, it’s just contradiction. Well argued, readers. So, where were … Continue reading

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Contradictions, Part 2: Faux Disciplehood?

According to Matthew 12:30, if we’re not for Jesus, we’re against Him. But according to Mark 9:40, if we’re not against Him, we’re for Him. And according to Matthew 7:21-23, even if we say we’re for Him and do miracles … Continue reading

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Contradictions, Part 1: The Zebedeesons Strike Again

In my last post, The Bad Samaritan, I compared the Apostles James and John (unflatteringly) with Chester, the over-eager, insecure and sycophantic terrier who idolizes Spike the bulldog in a couple of classic Looney Tunes from the 1950s. And apparently, … Continue reading

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The Bad Samaritan

I’ve known for years that I’m too much Martha, not enough Mary. And as I mentioned in the recent Let’s Get Real series, I might be more like a Pharisee than I realized. But imagine my surprise a few weeks ago when it … Continue reading

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