Sixteen Things I Hate About America (And A Few Things I Love)

Since my parents moved to Atlanta somewhere around five years ago, I have had ample opportunity to travel in the United States and examine bits of American culture. On my recent week-long trip south of the border I began to realize that there are some things about America that I strongly dislike (and a few that I really like). So here I present to you a tongue-in-cheek look at Sixteen Things I Hate About America (And A Few Things I …

Top Albums of 2003

2003 was a banner year for Christian music. I had a difficult time sorting through the many excellent albums to choose my favorites. After a lot of consideration, four rose to the top. Why only four? Because everyone else is doing top-five lists and I choose to be different! A quick note about qualifications. It is difficult to determine what constitutes Christian music, so for my purposes the only qualifications for this list are albums that were released in 2003 …

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Home At Last!

After spending a wonderful week in Atlanta with with my family, we have returned to the much colder North. I elected not to announce that we would be travelling and would be away from the house for a week. For some reason it just seemed like a bad idea! We spent the week relaxing, reading, spending time with my family and meeting two new boyfriends (one for each of my unattached sisters). I’m proud to say that one of them …

Calvinism vs Arminianism

This is a series examining the differences between Calvinist and Arminian theology. Though I completed it several weeks ago, I did not provide a “table of contents” for the five articles. An Introduction To Calvinism & Arminianism – giving some introductory and background information on Calvinism and Arminianism, and how do they relate to the Christianity and church today. An Introduction To Calvinism & Arminianism (Part 2) – Explanation and Scriptural support for the Calvinist system of beliefs as summarized …

Iranian Believers

I am travelling today and do not have time to make a “proper” post, so instead I will post this news article I received from Middle East Reformed Fellowship. I have no verification if this is true, but don’t see any reason to doubt it at this point. The latest update we have from Iran indicates that 28 brethren were gathered for an underground Christmas service in house near the center of the earthquake devastated town. Sadly, all houses in …

Blog of the Week – He Lives

I am going to try to introduce another Christian Weblog once a week. This week’s featured blog is He Lives. This site describes itself as the “Reformed viewpoint of a nuclear physicist.” The author, David Heddle, has nearly completed a vast and thorough look at the various Christian viewpoints on the end times. He appears to be heading towards a belief in “partial preterism.” I highly recommend this series, though you will have to go searching through his archives to …

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! I don’t suppose you expected me to say anything else on Christmas Day. I have been up for the last hour, waiting for the kiddies to get up. I’ve taken the time to do checks of all my regular Web sites (news, blogs, etc) and now am just waiting… And so I wish you a Merry Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour.

Challies Dot Com Update

Since it is the Christmas season, I will be easing off on writing for the next few days. I intend to spend my vacation primarily engaged in reading, writing, talking and eating. I will also be drinking copious amounts of Coke. Here are some of the things I am working on for 2004: Continuing my Basic Christianity series. I am receiving some nice feedback about it and am enjoying researching and writing it. That will be an ongoing project. I …

Arminian Grace

This is a song I found while digging around the Internet and is a pretty funny parody of Arminian theology. Unfortunately I did not record where I found it so can not cite it. To the tune of Amazing Grace. Arminian “grace!” How strange the sound, Salvation hinged on me. I once was lost then turned around, Was blind then chose to see. What “grace” is it that calls for choice, Made from some good within? That part that wills …

Church Votes to Expel Non-Purpose Driven Members

Before you get all crazy, please realize that this article is satirical. Rick Warren’s Book Becomes More than Recommended Reading for Local Congregation MEMPHIS, TN – Many Christians have heard sentences like these lately: “Oh, you really should read The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren,” and “Wow, I can’t believe you haven’t read The Purpose Driven Life yet.” But only one group of believers has been confronted with this imperative: “Read The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren or …