Don’t Panic; Jesus is still Alive

February 26, 2007

Jesus tomb hoaxHere we go again.  Just in time for Easter, the mainstream media is hyping a documentary that strikes right at the heart of Christianity:  the fact of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  Have you heard the news yet?  Supposedly, Jesus’ tomb has been found with His bones intact, and those of his wife and child as well!  Here’s the problem:  Paul said that “If Christ has not been raised, our preaching and faith are useless, and we are dead in our sins.”  Are Christians wrong now, and lost in their sins? Read the rest of this entry »


Christians Can’t Get Enough C vs. A

February 26, 2007

Ok, the current “discussion” of Calvinism, Arminianism and Albinianism has broken all records on my weblog for traffic. Hundreds of you have clicked in several times a day to follow this discussion, although many of you don’t bother to add any personal wisdom. Read the rest of this entry »

What is Your Theological Worldview?

February 24, 2007

WesleyTo know me is to know that I hate labeling, so it wasn’t long before somebody sent me to this quiz that promised to definitively nail down my theological worldview.  By answering a series of theologically probing questions on a sliding scale from “strongly disagree” to “strongly agree”, the maker of this quiz will give you exactly which percentage you are of each theological worldview.  See what happened when I took the quiz, then take it yourself and report back to us. Read the rest of this entry »

I Still Like Mike

February 22, 2007

Jim and MichaelAs I clicked on our Tivo and watched the NBA All-Star Game festivities late Sunday night, I missed Michael.  I know we have LeBron, Duane, Kobe and others, but I remember seeing Michael every week on television, and I miss him.  My brother Sam saw him live in Chicago, and said that he would never forget watching Jordan soar over defenders effortlessly.  He is simply the best, and there will never be another like him.  Read the rest of this entry »

You say “Arminian”, I say “Albinian”

February 21, 2007

John Calvin Jim Ost Jacob ArminiusSince I was a wee lad in college, I have been surrounded by the never-ending “Calvinism vs. Arminianism” debate.  I enjoy a good theological dustup as much as the next guy, but this particular debate seems to be getting more and more shrill as the years go by. 

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Love, Rain and a Duck Tour in Portland

February 14, 2007

Johnson Family Wedding PhotoWe just returned from 4 days and 4 nights in Portland, Oregon, where we witnessed the marriage celebration of our cousin, Joanna Johnson and Navy Chaplain, Ensign Gregg Hazlett.  I have posted a LOT of video clips, as well as a slideshow of the wedding, and I have also included video of our 22-hour travel odyssey, as well as video of our tour of Portland in a “Duck” — an amphibious tour bus.  Enjoy… Read the rest of this entry »

Church “Special” Music

February 1, 2007

John DakerWe’ve all been there.  Some dear, but tragically deceived, saint asks to sing “a special number” in church, and we quickly discover that their song selection is hideous and that they are not ready for prime time.  As we struggle not to laugh, they plow through their performance, oblivous to their own incompetence. Read the rest of this entry »