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January 2006 Archives

You can see the cover for yourself. There on the front of Rolling Stone is Kanye West, which is no surprise since he is a hip hop/rap superstar, but he is wearing a crown of thorns and spattered blood. According […]

I have said in another connection that God reveals enough of the future to give us hope, but not so much that we do not need to exercise faith. I think this truth should be applied liberally when we are […]

The story of the Waodani has been told many times now, but we now have a movie “The End of the Spear” put together by Every Tribe Entertainment to remind us of the story. It is a long time since […]

I I would have dressed up,Only it was too much trouble. I would have gone out,Only it cost too much. I would have driven,Only travel’s dangerous. I would have eaten,Only I weigh too much. I would have danced,Only I didn’t […]

Today, Jan. 16th in the news there is a story that various Georgia Democrats, presumably trolling for votes in the upcoming elections, are proposing that there be legislation allowing the Bible to be taught as literature and as a cultural […]

I am in the process of writing a largish commentary on Hebrews and James, two important works addressed to Jewish Christians. I thought I would provide a taste of what’s going on (and in the commentary) with the excerpt that […]

Sports movies usually fall into a predictable pattern whether its the much praised “Hoosiers” or “Remember the Titans”. There is always a big game at the end of the movie that punctuates the theme of the movie whether it is […]

“Mercy is the highest art and the shield of those who practice it. It is the friend of God, standing always next to him and freely blessing whatever he wishes. It must not be despised by us. For in its […]

I was doing an event this past weekend in Longview Texas and was told about a woman in nearby Gilmore (spelling?) who was celebrating her 107th birthday. There was an article in the local paper interviewing her. She was asked […]

It is hard to believe that the same man who made ET also made Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, and now Munich, but he did. This movie has been hailed as Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece, and it certainly is a compelling […]