Category Archives: Truth

an ogre’s castle

We do not want joy and anger to neutralise each other and produce a surly contentment; we want a fiercer delight and a fiercer discontent. We have to feel the universe at once as an ogre’s castle, to be stormed, … Continue reading

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Robbed Hell – by C.A.S.T Pearls

Funny, “compelling” parody of Rob Bell’s video trailer for his heretical book “Love Wins” at amazon (watch his trailer first for maximum enjoyment). In this trailer Rob Bell distinguishes himself by vilifying Christ’s substitutionary atonement, impugning God’s character, justice and … Continue reading

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Burger & chips

It is becoming increasing difficult in these crazy days to lampoon what Christian leaders get up to. Take for example this missive from Rick Warren where we read about a fairly innocuous sounding health plan for 2011… … except that … Continue reading

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Why are we so un-sacramental?

From Calvin’s Short Treatise on the Supper of Our Lord, section 12: We begin now to enter on the question so much debated, both anciently and at the present time—how we are to understand the words in which the bread … Continue reading

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Charles Finney Redux

Coming back to the topic of Mr Finney the Pelagian heretic in the light of R.C. Sproul’s excellent Willing to Believe (also @google books) Some quotes from the 8th chapter on Charles Grandison Finney: “Later in the same article [Robert] … Continue reading

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The pen of the old goose of Bohemia

I read this wonderful anecdote on Reformation Sunday (with a disclaimer since I struggled to find the reference to the source at the time), which sadly appears to be fiction: We step a moment out of the domain of history, … Continue reading

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Good read: Counted Righteous in Christ

Many thanks to Brett, from whom I borrowed this book: Counted Righteous in Christ by John Piper. It is subtitled “Should we abandon the imputation of Christ’s righteousness?” and is a well reasoned defence of the doctrine of imputation — … Continue reading

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Charles Finney — Pelagian Heretic

I listen to R.C. Sproul’s Renewing Your Mind radio broadcasts regularly via MP3 podcasts. I started listening last week to the the excellent series called God Alone on the five solas of the Reformation. He starts off in the talk … Continue reading

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Abiogenesis is for people who don’t do the maths

Abiogenesis is the proposed evolution of non-living chemicals into a living cell, but the problems of scale with this theory are absolutely staggering: The simplest bacterium cell needs maybe 382 different genes (which code for proteins produced via various enzymes … Continue reading

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Drinking with Calvin and Luther

I got this book some time ago, Drinking with Calvin and Luther by Jim West. It is a wonderful read, full of funny and sometime downright shocking anecdotes and histories. It is a very necessary book in our day of … Continue reading

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