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Numerologists Say World did End Saturday, but NASA is Covering it Up

Christian numerologists say that the world did end on September 23, but that NASA is covering it up. Based upon an interpretation of Scripture and numerical codes in the King James Version Bible, numerologists predicted September 23 to be a “day of doom,” and they say that despite claims and evidence to the contrary, it was: … Continue reading

Review: A Place Called Heaven by Robert Jeffress

The first thing we read on the “About” page is that Robert Jeffress “is senior pastor of the 13,000-member First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas, and a Fox News contributor.” He has a long list of impressive interviews with Big Names, and he recently led his church in a $135 million church renovation which covers six … Continue reading

The De-conversion of a Calvinist (Revision 3?)

To my three or four faithful readers—I apologize for reposting this, but I continue to feel compelled to edit it for clarity and simplicity. This version is close to 1,000 words shorter than the previous. My parents and grandparents were Primitive Baptists. My great-great grandfather, and his father, were pastors of a small Primitive Baptist … Continue reading

Book Review: The Last Petal Falling

The Last Petal Falling By Lori Arnold McFarlane No thoughtful reader of Lori Arnold McFarlane’s memoir, The Last Petal Falling, could disagree when the author writes: “It would not be hyperbole to say that my faith was the very essence of me.” As is true for many children raised in Christian homes, McFarlane believed in … Continue reading

Book Review: Midnight Jesus by Jamie Blaine

Midnight Jesus: Where Struggle, Faith, and Grace Collide By Jamie Blaine Jamie Blaine writes in a semi-organized yet perfect way about people he’s met through one of his various jobs—psych ward worker, crisis hotline guy, church counselor (kind of), and roller rink assistant manager. The awesome thing about Blaine is that whether he meets with … Continue reading

Book Review: Unoffendable By Brant Hansen

Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better By Brant Hansen Brant Hansen says that we have no right to be angry. It’s not our job to “set people straight” or “take a stand.” “God ‘needs’ nothing. Quit trying to parent the whole world. Quit offering advice when exactly zero people asked … Continue reading

Book Review: The Matheny Manifesto

The Matheny Manifesto: A Young Manager’s Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life By Mike Matheny and Jerry B. Jenkins In his book, The Matheny Manifesto, Mike Matheny shares his thoughts on coaching baseball. I’ve coached youth softball for a few years, and have a few years to go. From that aspect I found … Continue reading

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