Grammy Nominations

Nominations were announced today for the 46th annual Grammy Awards. My only interest in this is two categories – Best Rock Gospel Album and Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album. First, let’s look at the nominations for Best Rock Gospel Album. Worldwide Audio AdrenalineI have not heard this entire album, but have heard enough to know that although it is not Audio A’s best album, it is solid. Red Letterz Fresh I.E.Admittedly I have never even heard of this album. That is …

Miscellaneous Personal Notes

Having completed my series on Calvinism and Arminianism, I am now (by request) working on a series on basic Christianity. It is likely to be a long series of at least ten articles. I hope to post the first of them later this week. I just launched a new Web site for a friend of mine who is an aspiring photographer. You can see his site at Digital Perspectives. I am very happy with the design and how it all …

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It’s My Party…

Today is my twenty seventh birthday. Since we have home church tonight we decided to have my birthday meal and do presents last night. Dinner wasn’t anything too special, but at least I didn’t have to help make it or do the dishes. As for my gifts, I received a good balance of music and books which is all I asked for. I am already well into R.C. Sproul’s Getting The Gospel Right. I quite like Sproul, though he really …

Something New Under The Hood

Just for kicks I decided to change the back-end of this site from Geeklog to Movabletype. The changeover took a few hours of work (mostly hacking apart cascading style sheets) and quite a bit of frustration, but the move is nearly complete. I found Movabletype after Geeklog and found it had some neat features that Geeklog did not. Of course the opposite is true too. I am going to run them in parallel for a few days and try to …

The Plan For This Blog

There are some out there who are wondering what the plan is for this site. So I thought I’d share a bit of my vision for it. This site serves a couple of purposes. First, it gives me an outlet for writing. I enjoy writing, especially about spiritual topics, as I find it makes my Christian walk that much richer. Secondly, it allows me to provide updates on my life, post family photographs, etc. With my family being spread around …

He Lives

You may have noticed that I recently linked to He Lives, an excellent blog I discovered a few weeks ago. The site proclaims itself the “Reformed viewpoint of a nuclear physicist.” The author, David Heddle, has written some very interesting and informative articles over the past year-and-a-half he has written on a variety of topics relevant to the Christian walk. I especially recommend his current series on Dispensational Premillennialism. He updates the site most days, making it a great daily …

She Must And Shall Go Free

You have to admire Derek Webb for being a risk-taker. Not only did he take a risk by leaving one of the Christian music’s most popular and successful bands, but he then released an album that directly challenges the church with plenty of potent, hard-hitting lyrics. And this is an industry that really does not like to be challenged. Webb has crafted an album of superb quality. If you have heard Caedmon’s Call you will have some idea of the …

Sunday Reflection

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but …

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The Fundamentals of Fundamentalism

Visitors to this site often ask my why I identify myself as a fundamentalist. Truth be told there are a few reasons. So let me cover the fundamentals of fundamentalism. Fundamentalism has different meanings to different people. It is a word that crosses religious boundaries as there are, for example, both Christian and Muslim fundamentalists. Of course in North America we most often associate the word with a particular brand of conservative Protestantism. I originally began using the tag “Putting …