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(More) Faith-Healing Parents Convicted of Manslaughter, Others Acquitted

(More) Faith-Healing Parents Convicted of Manslaughter, Others Acquitted

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in In The News, New Testament | 26 comments

Logic and justice prevailed in Oregon this week as a jury found Travis and Wenona Rossiter guilty of manslaughter in the unnecessary death of their 12 year-old daughter, Syble who died February 5, 2013 as the result of ketoacidosis – after the parents withheld “necessary and adequate” medical attention for her Type 1 diabetes. The parents...

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Foreword: Dan Kimball

Foreword: Dan Kimball

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in New Testament, Old Testament | 265 comments

I have known of Dan Kimball’s work within the Emergent Church movement for over a decade, using his book, They Like Jesus but Not the Church to help flesh out some pre-evangelism projects during my days of ministry. Ever since his review of our first book, this evangelical, pastor, author, and professor has shown his support of our little project...

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Prayer in Public

Prayer in Public

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Bible History, New Testament | 2 comments

Let’s move on to one of the more rebellious acts of an out-of-work carpenter who often ruffled the feathers of the leaders of the day. Imagine for a moment that you are a pastor, standing before your congregation, praying publicly for God to bless this, to fix that, etc… Suddenly a complete stranger storms in – shouting insults, demanding you...

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To Train Up A Child

To Train Up A Child

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Confusing, New Testament | 22 comments

Now that we’ve gotten one of the most blatant additions to the Bible out of the way, let’s take a look at a story that appears to be quite authentic to the earliest, most original versions of scripture. “Jesus obviously isn’t telling people to kill their children! He’s being sarcastic to show the Pharisees their hypocrisy for focusing on one particular law...

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No Damsel, No Distress

No Damsel, No Distress

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Bible History, New Testament | 6 comments

“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone…” – Jesus This has always been one of my favorite Bible stories – full of compassion, courage, and conviction. It is truly one of the most dramatic examples of Jesus’ morality and worthiness as a leader of men. I don’t think a day goes by that someone doesn’t quote this verse on our Facebook page...

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Keeping Score

Keeping Score

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Confusing, New Testament, Old Testament | 1 comment

(Some images are a little to controversial to share publicly online. This illustration is available in the second book.) As we transition from the Old Testament to the New Testament, I think it is important to take a moment and reflect on an important claim that Jesus made about Himself: “I and my Father are one.” John 10:30 (KJV) “Verily, verily, I say...

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