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Please pray for PAZ Japan and the Japanese people

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The Japanese people are one of the largest unreached people groups in the world. For more information, visit the PAZ Japan website.

Did God harden Pharaoh’s heart?

The short answer: Yes. The long answer: It depends on what you mean. If you’re asking whether God’s actions led to Pharaoh going from indifference to outright rejection of God, then yes, that is precisely what happened. If you’re asking whether God acted on Pharaoh’s heart and mind to prevent him from repenting, then no, […]

Jesus wept

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the story in John 11:1-44: Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when He heard that [Lazarus] was sick…He said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” …Then Jesus said to them plainly, “Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that […]

Shhhh! Don’t say the “C” word!

Here’s the first story I’ve seen this season: For as long as anyone can remember, Christmas trees adorned with lights and ornaments have greeted holiday season visitors to UNC Chapel Hill’s two main libraries. Not this year. The trees, which have stood in the lobby areas of Wilson and Davis libraries each December, were kept […]

My favorite Christmas song

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Kansas Bob said he’d never heard it before, so here it is in case others out there have not heard it: Welcome to Our World by Chris Rice

Praying for Obama

HT: Kansas Bob Michael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson publishing, encourages Christians to make these four commitments to our new president: I will pray for him and our country. I will assume his motives are good, giving him the benefit of the doubt. I will not speak ill of him, even if I don’t always […]

The problem(s) with Calvinism

This is not actually in response to a post on Caffeinated Thoughts, but that post convinced me to actually go ahead and write this one. I’m not looking to start an argument. I would just like to point out the glaring problems I see with Calvinism and see if anyone can provide me with a […]

The white enemy

Is it racist to point out that someone else is racist? Are regular Americans racist if they are alarmed by the teachings of Black Liberation Theology? Would it be racist to be uncomfortable with the fact that Obama attended a church that teaches this herecy for more than 20 years? Apparently so, but it scares […]

Good Search

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No one has the right to determine the value of someone else’s life

Gianna Jesson is a survivor of abortion. Yes, her mother wanted to kill her. Some pro-choicers argue that if your mother doesn’t want you that your life will be miserable and not worth living (i.e., the potential for child abuse means that abortion is the “compassionate” choice). I wonder why Gianna is not leading a […]