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    Adrift: Feel free to respond to the above, but I...

    Adrift: Feel free to respond to the above, but I will discontinue the conversation at this point as quarreling seems inevitable. Thanks for your care and concern and any prayers you offer on my...
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    No, that article is there, linked to at the top...

    No, that article is there, linked to at the top of the page.



    It was working for quite a while, even last night for me. I'll contact him and let him know.



    I stated his scholarship...
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    Yes, and that quote states: "I want to tease this...

    Yes, and that quote states: "I want to tease this out a bit because saying that Paul is “winging it” doesn’t quite get at the dynamic...From an ancient Jewish perspective, Paul isn’t winging it."

    ...
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    Enns' article that I linked to in the OP is...

    Enns' article that I linked to in the OP is titled: Paul: Well, Technically Speaking, He’s Not REALLY “Winging It”. It's safe to assume Peter Enns is familiar with "Midrash 101".





    I think...
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    If I could sum up my view on this complex issue:...

    If I could sum up my view on this complex issue: I would have to say the NT is here represented by Naruto Uzumaki and the OT by Hinata Hyuga:

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    I agree it is unsettling. What with an invisible...

    I agree it is unsettling. What with an invisible world more important than the physical -- chock full of invisible entities -- encouragement to use spiritual gifts, and the complexity of the human...
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    Intimations of Exegesis

    Paul quotes the Old Testament a lot and it looks like Paul is riffing—at times it almost seems like he is grasping for a text, any text, that he can use to make his case stick, that all this...
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    Religious Fervor

    Nathaniel P. Morris (resident physician in psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine), wrote a blog entry for Scientific American a while back wherein he discusses some challenges in...
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    Putting Paul in His (Historical) Place

    Paula Fredriksen wrote a book entitled: Paul: The Pagans' Apostle. Her book was reviewed by James Crossley, Margaret Mitchell, and Matthew
    Novenson. Paula's rejoinder to their review(s) is found...
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    The OP has been covered and NR beat me to it, but...

    The OP has been covered and NR beat me to it, but here is a short article anyway that reiterates some of Keener's insight on John 3:

    When Nicodemus, himself a religious teacher, praised Jesus as...
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    Pete seems to be lamenting the muddled thinking...

    Pete seems to be lamenting the muddled thinking we believers often go through in order to hold on to our beliefs. I think it's healthy to acknowledge this and perhaps even see it as a characteristic...
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    The Johannine Question

    NT scholar Mark Goodacre presented a very brief video on John's use of the synoptics. Goodacre stated that John "creatively embellishes"; "adds new characters and discourses", engaging in...
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    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Mike. There...

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Mike. There is much to resonate with.
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    Ancient of Days, Indeed

    We as Christian's worship a glorified Jew. We believe God is Triune -- localized in heaven -- yet omnipresent, even within us. When we try to visualize this God -- right now -- what do we envision?...
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    To make such theories accord with the biblical...

    To make such theories accord with the biblical description of the Antichrist and his activities will surely make your head spin!
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    The video was provided as well. The quotes are a...

    The video was provided as well. The quotes are a fair representation of the thrust of Patriarch Kirill's views, IMO.



    They can be addictive. Taming that addiction can be a great way to exercise...
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    The video was provided. Yes, it is in Russian,...

    The video was provided. Yes, it is in Russian, but you can read the subtitles in English.
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    You wouldn't get very far even if you were, let...

    You wouldn't get very far even if you were, let me tell ya. :smile:
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    Patriarch Kirill

    Patriarch Kirill is on record stating that the future Antichrist:

    - "..is a personality that will be at the head of the world wide web controlling the entire human race. Thus, the structure itself...
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    Thanks for sharing, Sparko. Wonderful to hear how...

    Thanks for sharing, Sparko. Wonderful to hear how magnesium supplements are helping you.
  21. Thread: TSC Revisited

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    I forgot to mention that I will be adding...

    I forgot to mention that I will be adding additional data to this topic, hopefully, in the near future. Please save any comments until I have finished.

    Thanks!
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    Vitamin Shilling

    Dear friends, I would like to share 3 points:

    1) A pertinent article on Subclinical magnesium deficiency. The abstract:

    Because serum magnesium does not reflect intracellular magnesium, the...
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    So you are deficient in at least one important...

    So you are deficient in at least one important vitamin? I wonder if it ends there for you? That's a rhetorical question, as per your request.

    Finally, just a word on scrupulosity: Do not be too...
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    I have struggled with OCD-like symptoms in the...

    I have struggled with OCD-like symptoms in the midst of sustained levels of extreme stress, for a prolonged amount of time. A self-directed holistic approach helped me. I will mention two things:...
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    The Apostolic writings should be probed further...

    The Apostolic writings should be probed further for additional data. A survey of the new testament will yield pervasive eschatological utterings by the Apostle's. Let's take a look at Paul's first...
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