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“The keep our head buried in the sand” High Speed Train sales pitch.

By jreighley - Last updated: Friday, February 18, 2011

Obama is proposing a high speed rail system.  It is expensive. I like the idea of high speed rail.  Especially in some of the places I travel.   It probably wouldn’t be a boon to my hometown of Spokane. Although it would be nice to be able to jump on a train and get to Seattle […]

The adventure

By jreighley - Last updated: Friday, February 4, 2011

My wife and I have found ourselves in the process of seeking a foster parenting license from the State of Washington. Many people ask, are you crazy?   And our answer has to be “Apparently so”  It wasn’t something we sought to do – we just became acquainted with a youngster that may need a permanent […]

Neglect of the Corporate.

By jreighley - Last updated: Friday, January 28, 2011

Westerners are individualists.  American evangelical Christianity melds western individuality into the Christian faith.  I believe that this does have some dire consequences. Americans really want to believe that every individual is responsible for his or her own destiny. This is a delusion to a certain degree. People’s behavior is nearly always a reaction to circumstances.  […]

Free Will, or is it?

By jreighley - Last updated: Monday, January 17, 2011

Americans have a huge love for free will. We like the idea that everyone is responsible for their own destiny. Here is my question: If you input the same set of circumstances into your thinker, are you equally capable of outputting decision A as you are decision B? If Yes, Is your thinker really that […]

Driscoll, and Harris and Chan, oh my.

By jreighley - Last updated: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hot topic on the web was the intense Cross examination Francis Chan got from Mark Driscoll and Josh Harris at the together for the Gospel coalition..  You can watch the discussion here. My friend @BlendahTom was “disturbed” by it.   I was not.  Here is why. First, Driscoll and Harris where asking questions.  Very good questions.  […]

Half an answer to half a question

By jreighley - Last updated: Friday, August 27, 2010

I recieved this “question” via my “Ask Anything” link.  I think it got truncated so I am not sure what the question was. Dear brother in Jesus, God says, “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times. what is still to come!…What I have said, that will I bring about; what I […]

Yep. This nails it..

By jreighley - Last updated: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

“You don’t polish the brass on a sinking ship” (J. Vernon McGee). “God sent us to be fishers of men, not to clean up the fish bowl”. (Hal Linsey). Those quotes exress  the problem I have with the popular Pre-trib rapture  theory. Throughout the bible I see time and time again a cycle where God’s […]

Conversation relayed to me by my wife.

By jreighley - Last updated: Friday, August 20, 2010

Andee and the kids went for a walk.   I don’t know the full context, but here is the conversation as it was relayed to me.. Andee:   I am funny Julia:  I am funnier.   –Comedic pause —  I am funnier than Daddy THINKS he is.

Jesus didn’t lie or use empty words.

By jreighley - Last updated: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Okay, I will make another run at this. One of the most compelling arrangements people have against Christianity is all of the prophecies that Jesus made regarding the imminence of the coming of his kingdom. Indeed many places he told his audience that “This generation will not pass” before these things come to be”. If […]

Well, no post..

By jreighley - Last updated: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I spent an hour or so prepping a blog post, but then realized it wasn’t much different that the last eschatology one I did.. Nobody took my flamebait then, I am guessing nobody will take it now.