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OK I am a Geek: But I can’t wait!!!

I am quite the bibliophile but I have only pre-ordered one other book in my life and the was Deathly Hallows, who can blame me?

This is the second book I have ever pre-ordered.

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Wanted: a Paul

I had an interesting experience today at lunch today as I sat and pretended to read I was eavesdropping on a pair of older gentlemen at the next table. (Yea it was wrong but I don’t care) There conversation was more interesting than my book for a little while and I started to think about the older men, or lack there of in my life.

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Changes in Schedule

Change in Schedule again…

As much as I have resisted it I think I am going to have to change my posting schedule again.  I simply have to much to do to devote time to quality posts twice a week and I would like to improve my quality more than my quantity so I am making that decision.

I will post my posts on Tuesday and if I am doing a post more of a reference to another author’s work it may appear at any time but my original posts will only come on Tuesday as a rule.

I hope you will all continue to read things and feel free to agree or disagree with me in the comments. In fact my next post will be about those who disagree with me and why I appreciate them.

Change in Schedule again…

As much as I have resisted it I think I am going to have to change my posting schedule again. I simply have to much to do to devote time to quality posts twice a week and I would like to improve my quality more than my quantity so I am making that decision.

I will post my posts on Tuesday and if I am doing a post more of a reference to another author’s work it may appear at any time but my original posts will only come on Tuesday as a rule.

I hope you will all continue to read things and feel free to agree or disagree with me in the comments. In fact my next post will be about those who disagree with me and why I appreciate them.

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Christianity Family Life Godfidence

Being an Abba

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. – Ephesians 6:4

I am feeling a lot of pressure now that Alora is getting old enough that she can understand things about God.  I was able to procrastinate teaching her about the Lord because she wasn’t “wouldn’t understand” but now…

She has her first book of Bible stories that she loves.  Every night it seems like she asks me to read the Bible to her, so she is making it easy on me in some ways.  I just hope I can do it right.  I didn’t grow up going to church or in a particularly religious household so I am not sure exactly how it is supposed to be done.

We pray before we eat but how, with her limited vocabulary do I show her how to really pray from the heart and not just repeat the same thing every time.  “Thank you God for our food in Jesus’ mame amen” (yes she says in Jesus’ mame) Or is that fine for now?

One thing I do know is that when I explain to my daughters that God is Father, I want it to make perfect sense to them based on our relationship.  Many people in this world were not blessed, as I was with a good father and so their view of God as father is skewed.  I don’t want to soil the name Abba (Daddy) for my girls.  I want them to say “Oh, that means he loves me, he protects me, he guides me, he corrects me.”

How do I teach them about God’s grace and the gospel of his Son?

Have you ever thought that God trusts you much more than he should?

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Christianity Godfidence

Test Revival with Doctrine :: Desiring God

John Piper had some great things to say today.  He was quoting Lee Grady who has been slowly earning my respect.

Test Revival with Doctrine :: Desiring God

Coming from a Charismatic background myself, I have seen what results from a lack of any kind of biblical knowledge of truth.  Simply “feeling” for God without any discernment.  It is my one of my fears about the home church movement but I suppose it is better to have this kind of thing take place in a church of 10 than in one of thousands.

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Random Stuff

  • I started an experiment today; I am trying to look everyone in the eye as I pass them in the hall or on the street.  I am not trying to be creepy but I am also not trying to avoid eye contact.  It is really strange what people will do to avoid eye contact, stare at a blank wall, look at their feet or stare very hard straight ahead.
  • How can a creature whose diet is completely liquid poop so much?  Uncle John’s Bathroom reader says a newborn poops and pees their own weight every 60 hours.
  • I came to a conclusion a long time ago and it has only been confirmed by my children “No one on the earth can make you as angry as the women you love.”
  • How hard can it be to find a church that is reformed, missional, and still believes in the gifts of the spirit?
  • It is amazing how much easier it is to ride my bike without my daughter in her trailer behind me, between the extra 30 pounds and the wind resistance I don’t think I got above 12 mph.
  • When will people realize that every where that the government gives money away prices increase?  College, health care, and housing are all places where the government has been throwing money and those prices have been steadily climbing.  If you want prices down stop giving people money to buy stuff.
  • Speaking of money and health care, while insured process are steadily getting more and more expensive procedures that are not covered by insurance are getting cheaper, like Lasik and plastic surgery.
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Christianity Godfidence

More thoughts of Paganism

Genetic Fallacy

There has been a lot of talk about the origins of church practices since George Barna and Frank Viola published their book Pagan Christianity.  Many in the house church movement seem to whole heartedly reject common modern church practices simply because of their perceived origin; this concept is known as the genetic fallacy.  In a Genetic fallacy a conclusion is suggested based solely on something or someone’s origin rather than its current meaning or context.[i]

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Preaching as proclamation

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” 16But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” 17So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

I have been accused of not believing in the power of preaching by a great friend over the years, although I believe it is a disagreement on what the meaning of preaching really is.  I believe in the power of preaching as the Bible uses the term but not in preaching as it is understood in the church today.  And I am not sure Paul would approve either.