Monday, February 27, 2006

Main Page - Theopedia

While doing some research on Gordon Fee, the professor, I came upon this wiki. It looks like an interesting and useful site. Check it out.



"Theopedia, an encyclopedia of Biblical Christianity."

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Wired News: How to Almost Live on Blogging

For those of you who have done the advertising thing with your blog, here is some help from the latest guru. Click on the link to get the full story.




Wired News: How to Almost Live on Blogging: "Enter a Google search for Harold Davis, and some resulting links will inevitably lead you back to Google.

As the author of two books on Google, operator of a blog called Googleplex and longtime user of Google's keyword advertising program, Davis is among the more hard-core followers of the popular search site.

In his new book, Google Advertising Tools, Davis addresses the company's keyword advertising program, concentrating on how bloggers can manipulate it to their benefit.

In a recent interview with Wired News, Davis shared some tips for aspiring online publishers."

Sunday, February 12, 2006

fisking

The Jollyblogger (tm) used this word and I had to look it up, so I thought I would share.





fisking: "fisking: n.

[blogosphere; very common] A point-by-point refutation of a blog entry or (especially) news story. A really stylish fisking is witty, logical, sarcastic and ruthlessly factual; flaming or handwaving is considered poor form. Named after Robert Fisk, a British journalist who was a frequent (and deserving) early target of such treatment."

Strange Veiw of Perseverance of the Saints

I'm going to a seminary that is evangelical, conservative and dispensational. Some of the professors are Calvinists or Calvinistic at least. I don't know of anyone who is on faculty that is Arminian in their view of soteriology. Of the five points of Calvinism the one that gives most people problems is limited atonement. However, there seems to be a oft repeated other problem with Calvinism and that is the doctrine of perseverance of the saints. What I understand perseverance of the saints to mean is that God is the one that keeps you in his care. Broadly speaking, this is the same doctrine that goes by the names such as 'security of the believer' and 'once saved always saved'. Some how though the interpretation of perseverance of the saints by many of the students at the school is that perseverance is something that is achieved. It makes Calvinism a sort of salvation by the good work of keeping on keeping on. At first I thought some of the students had greatly misunderstood the teaching. However, it seems that at least some people are teaching perseverance of the saints in such a way as to imply that salvation is achieved by the work of individuals being faithful to the gospel. This a strange turning of Calvinism on its head. I would be interested if anyone else knows of this strange form of Calvinism being taught.

SCOTWISE

Check out this story over at Scotwise. Click on the link to read the full story.


SCOTWISE: "Over the past six and a half years, Walt Durant has led 629 people to the Lord. Durant is not flashy, tall or handsome. He is more comfortable wearing blue jeans and a cowboy hat than a suit and tie. He doesn't have a seminary degree; in fact, he never completed high school. Oh, and one other thing: He's 73 years old. "