Why I Am A Calvinist: Unconditional Election

This doctrine single handedly transformed the way that I look at salvation. When I encountered this doctrine it shocked me to my theological core. Yet the shock was not that someone taught this doctrine. I knew of many weird doctrines that people believed and taught about the Bible but when I looked into them I quickly found that they did not have the support of the scriptures themselves. Yet this doctrine leaped off the pages of scripture at me once my heart was prepared to accept it.

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That's Just Your Interpretation... And Other Such Nonsense

You have heard it before while discussing theology: “Well that is just your interpretation.” Or, if you declare a passage to be clear on a subject, you might hear: “If this passage is so clear then why are there so many people who don’t believe that it says that?” But these statement, while they are appealing on the surface, harbor serious epistemological problems for the Christian.

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For the Silent Voices: The implications of personhood

The other implication of babies personhood being true in this current culture is that we are living in sin. And this is especially true of the Church. Think of the silence of the Christian Church during Nazi Germany. This was a terrible thing. That the church could have been basically silent during this period is some that I think we cast judgement on them for. We might say, with a tone of pride as though we are better than they, that given the same circumstances we would fight.

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Ephesians Chapter 5: Respect

There is no doubt in my personal experience I totally struck out in this at times as I am sure most men reading this have as well. Because we are biologically different: both sexes have a responsibility to seek out knowledge of their partner and insure discussion takes place with clarification in the marriage relationship. Usually, the wife stands ready for this.

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For the Silent Voices: Is Pregnancy Slavery?

What exactly is slavery? Slavery as we know it, from the context of the north Atlantic slave trade, is somewhat of a new thing. Of course, this concept has been around since shortly after the fall of man but not on this scale. This form of slavery is more then just forcing someone else to do something that they do not wish to do: the enslavement of Africans was a total denial of their personhood.

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Thoughts About Marriage: The Purpose Of Your Marriage

Why do we marry one another? Is it for the culture and community building? Is it for the intimacy? There are many answers to this questions and I think that each one has a real impact on how a marriage operates. Now before you click away because this may feel like it doesn’t apply to you let me assure you: you have a reason to be married. You may not be immediately aware of your reason but it is there, just below the surface, informing your decisions regarding your marriage life.

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For the Silent Voices: The Woman's “Right” to choose

From a secular viewpoint, especially an evolutionary one, why should all women, or any woman for that matter, be seen as equal to any man? Should not the stronger being call the shots? In many cases the community of men are stronger and therefore, from the logical outcome of a secular worldview, these men should be able to simply dictate how much worth the women in their community have.

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For the Silent Voices: The True Starting Point

This has a major effect on our current topic: if ethics is reduced to might makes right, and therefore rights are logically only granted to the strong man, personhood can only logically be granted to the strongman. Friedrich Nietzsche recognized this. But the reality of this conclusion has not been admitted by many other secular philosophers. In short: Naturalism means that there can be no such thing as a durable idea of personhood. The world in chaotic violence is the only true world.

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For the Silent Voices: A Pro Life Series

Babies are murdered everyday. At one time we as a race could say that we spent more of our time killing those who at least had the possibly of defending themselves, however wretched those killings might have been. I believe that this point in our history as a race reveals a depravity so deep that one might faint if they had not grown up desensitized and sheltered from the carnage, as we are.

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Gay Girl Good God - Book Commendation

Few books capture my imagination from cover to cover. Sure a book can have moments where what I am reading ignites my inner eye and takes me on a journey, but that doesn’t seem to be that common. Even in fictional books. I love to read and I read often but many times the author has my attention not my imagination. Gay Girl Good God by Jackie Hill-Perry captured my imagination.

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