Sunday School Notes

Changing the Meaning of the Bible

I visited a church this morning in which the pastor preached from John 8:1-12.  This is the story of the woman who had been caught in the act of adultery that the Pharisees and scribes brought to Jesus.  Jesus said “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her” […]

How Bad is the Recession?

I’ve been looking for reading on current economic conditions and have had some good suggestions from folks here and on other forums I read.  I’ll be posting a summary soon for reference.  One of the weblogs I’ve been reading is Marginal Revolution.  Alex Tabarrok pulled some employment data from the Federal Reserve and charted it […]

Weblog Change Information – Part 2

Weblog Change Information – Part 2 I've got the WordPress version of this weblog set up and mostly ready to go.  I will be working on the new site over the next few days, and plan to stop posting here.  Please update your links to the new site, as follows: Site: http://www.countrykeepers.com/wpXML/RSS: http://www.countrykeepers.com/wp/wp-rss2.php The new […]

Read the Bible in a Year

Read the Bible in a Year For those of you who don't know, I've been posting a daily dose of Scripture from the New American Standard Bible following a plan to read through the Bible in a year.  The plan is from Discipleship Journal magazine.  Here's how they describe this plan. The book-at-a-time Bible reading […]

Unicorns in the Bible

Unicorns in the Bible We started a new term in Sunday School today.  We're studying Genesis through a video series from Answers in Genesis featuring Ken Ham in most of the tapes.  In the discussion after today's tape, I learned that unicorns are mentioned in the Bible. I had no idea that this was the […]

Counterpoint

Counterpoint Adam Tinworth at Kingdom Come disagrees with my thoughts about Harry Potter, the Hobbit, and the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.  Or, more accurately, he disagrees with my concern about Tolkien and Lewis.  Here's what he had to say. So, my point? I disagree with Gary, but with the proviso that these books […]

Harry, a Hobbit, and a Lion

Harry, a Hobbit, and a Lion Following up on my reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the first book in the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling, I've also read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis and reread The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien.  I did so to […]

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone In Sunday School, we're studying occultic influences on our children.  Included in that will be the Harry Potter series of books.  I've never read any of the books, until today.  While travelling to Ohio, I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the first book in the series.  I […]

Responses to Fundamentalists

Responses to Fundamentalists Among the handouts for our Sunday School class last week, Occult and the Games our Children are Playing, was a printout of a web page entitled Responses to Nasty Fundies.  It was written by Kaatryn MacMorgan, author of All One Wicca: A Study in the Universal Eclectic Tradition of Wicca and is a […]

Just Because You're a Christian

Just Because You're a Christian One of the things we talked about in the Sunday School class yesterday was a question regarding C. S. Lewis and whether he was a Christian when he wrote the Narnia Chronicles books.  Turns out he was.  I didn't see the point in the question.  Regardless of whether a person […]