Archive for 'Christianity' Category

The Eschatology of a Lie.

By jreighley - Last updated: Monday, March 7, 2011

Lies are all around us.  What do we do with them? One thing that I have found effective is to attach the eschatology to the lie, and hand it back to the person who gave it to you.  “You are telling me this,  And they are telling me that.   One of you is lying.  I […]

The Bell tolls again.

By jreighley - Last updated: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

When you ask a bunch of provocative questions in an attempt to start a conversation, is it legitimate for people to complain and point accusing fingers when your ploy  works?  

More on the Rob Bell stuff..

By jreighley - Last updated: Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Seems like the bulk of public opinion is disapproves of Justin Taylor’s treatment of Rob Bell…   (Taylor has not read Bell’s book yet, but is judging it based on the promotional materials) I think that Rob Bell has built a track record, and there is plenty of reason to be critical and discerning about Bell’s […]

Rob Bell Rescues Ghandi from Hell.

By jreighley - Last updated: Monday, February 28, 2011

I just wanted to use that headline.   I don’t have anything much to say about it.  (Regarding this) It is interesting how we assume some people must be  “good enough”   Where do you draw the line??  That is always what it comes down to.   By what standard do we judge? It is not our […]

John MacArthur’s timely comments on George Washington’s birthday

By jreighley - Last updated: Monday, February 21, 2011

Choice John MacArthur quote from the Christian Post article “Influential Evangelical: Mideast Uprisings Violate Biblical Command” But from a biblical perspective, MacArthur maintained that the protesters are in violation of the biblical command to “submit to the powers that be because they’re ordained of God.” “I would have wished the American government, which has a […]

There is no such thing as a flashdark.

By jreighley - Last updated: Monday, February 21, 2011

Flashlights are a pretty neat invention.  You can swing them in a particular direction, and things suddenly appear before your eyes.. If you ever want to have fun, go down to your local store and ask the clerk if they have any flashdarks.  Just like a flashlight, but with the opposite function.   You shine it […]

It’s okay to die.

By jreighley - Last updated: Monday, February 14, 2011

We had a pretty fun discussion last night at SNT. On short notice, in an rather unorganized fashion, I taught about the human condition, Judgment, and Christ’s redemption.  (Audio might be posted shortly) I discussed the concept behind Robin Hanson’s Homo-Hypocritus theory .  Although Mr. Hanson teaches it from an evolutionary perspective, I have taught […]

NO! We don’t sin so that grace can abound!

By jreighley - Last updated: Saturday, February 12, 2011

Listen to a couple of clips from Chuck Smith’s radio program over the last couple weeks: A couple thoughts. We ought not to calculate the acceptability of our sin based on God’s grace.  “By no means!” the apostle Paul tells us. “Go and sin no more” means what it says.  It doesn’t mean “If you […]

The Romance vs Reality of Male Leadership.

By jreighley - Last updated: Wednesday, February 9, 2011

This song is quite popular right now. Especially among the ladies. This song certainly does portray the romantic heart of the Christian gender roles. Men ought to lead with strength, being willing to fight for what is right. Women and children feel save with a strong leader heading up the family. What complicates this issue […]

The River of Sin.

By jreighley - Last updated: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The past couple weeks, my wife and I have been taking a Foster Parenting Class, and I learned a ton. The state’s adoption worker came in and said as far as the courts seem to be concerned nearly all foster children are “special needs” -to one degree or another.   They have all been through painful […]