Shame & Glory

The Finger of God

March 26, 2015

But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

–Luke 11:20

Luke 11.20After these words, Jesus spoke of the strong man who is overcome by one who is stronger. That strong man is described as fully armed and is safe so long as one stronger does not attack.

In this context, we should understand this strong man as the evil one himself. The devil is powerful. But God is all powerful or omnipotent. Even with his full array of armor, he cannot withstand the power of God.

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We Are Losing Our Minds

March 25, 2015

For some reason I continue to be surprised at the inability of modern folks to carry on a mindful conversation. Not only is this evident by some of the destinations reached by modern minds, but is becoming increasingly clear by the paths taken to get to those destinations.

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Darryl Cornett is a pastor, historian and former seminary professor. He has written a very informative article asking the question as to whether a fundamental connection exists between Islam and terrorism. His concluding paragraphs are quoted below. You should read the rest of the article to see why he arrives at the conclusion that he does.

The article begins by tracing the founding of Islam and then examines what the Quran teaches about Jihad.¬†¬†Cornett goes on to look at the issue of war in the Old Testament and President Obama’s recent comments at the National Prayer Breakfast.

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