Archive for September, 2007

Now I am an M&M

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Alwyn Lau has used QuizFarm to create a Divine Foreknowlege quiz. I took the quiz, expecting to be found a Calvinist of some sort. Instead, I came up as a Molinist. So just like the Eschatology Quiz I took, I have been labeled something I have never heard of before. The detailed results are shown [...]

Joshua’s People 9/27/07

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

  Continuing the “World Religion” cruise.

Jesusland Revisited

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

My previous post on Jesus’ symbolic identity with the “Land” caused a “Caine” flashback apropos of my namesake from the Kung Fu TV series. However, instead of the soothing gongs of the Shaolin Temple, I was remembering the “clanging cymbal” that was Michael Moore. After the 2004 election the Democrats couldn’t blame a “stolen” election [...]

Jesus as the New Land

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

I have made the assertion that Jesus is the “Land” into which we are baptized. As I have already discussed, as Christians were are citizens of Christ in the same way that Philippians are citizens of Philippi or Athenians citizens of Athens. Once this association is made, we can find echoes of this same theme [...]

Baptized Into A New Covenant Land

Friday, September 21st, 2007

I have contended that Baptism’s best modern analogy is that of a ritual of citizenship. Through baptism, the recipient changes allegiance from one country to another; from one “nation” to another. The question was then asked, into what country are we being baptized? Though “Heaven” is the quick answer, it by no means is the [...]

Ahrrrrr! It Be “Talk Like a Pirate” Day!

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Avast, Matey. I be celebratin’ “Talk Like a Pirate” Day this year in full costume. That be me in the picture above. Me Christian calendar did not show Pentecost this year, but she sure did mention “Talk Like a Pirate Day.” So I figured in these here modern times, that be the more important holiday. [...]

So Am I More of a Heretic or Less?

Monday, September 17th, 2007

I took the Eschatology Quiz here. The results are below. You scored as Preterist, You take the historical setting of the Bible very seriously, and believe that passages like Daniel 7 and Mark 13 were speaking about their own day rather than the End of Time, though there will still be a time when Jesus [...]

Baptized Into Heaven?

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

In my posts in this series, I have made the rather controversial point that baptism should only be done for entire families and at the time of conversion of the head of that family. Subsequently born children do not need to be baptized, either as infants or adults. To accord with this pattern—the only one [...]

No Wonder They Make All That Rum

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

I have been to Puerto Rico five times in the last 10 years. Each time was on business though the first time I managed to take my family with me. They enjoyed the sites while I worked in the office. However, I don’t feel I missed out on much. Frankly, I have to admit that [...]

Joshua’s People 9/11/07

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

  Continuing the “World Religion” cruise.