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September 25, 2013

General Theology, Pastoral Musings

Keepin’ It Real

by Tim Lien
Keepin’ It Real

Who said this? Who is the writer referencing?  What great man uttered these gems? What desert monk proclaimed these truths?

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Posted by Tim Lien at 9:55 a.m.
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September 24, 2013

General Theology, Pastoral Musings, Books

Rhymes with Wordy: God Done To Us

by Tim Lien

What if the first thing Christ does is put you to death, in his death?

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Posted by Tim Lien at 2:42 p.m.
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September 20, 2013

General Theology, Pastoral Musings

I Am Not A Motivator

by Tim Lien
I Am Not A Motivator

The Atlantic recently published a small excerpt from Tyler Cowen’s book,  Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation.  His thesis: college professors should be more like preachers, because,” like, preachers motivate, and stuff…like, therapists and coaches.” (silly paraphrase mine)

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Posted by Tim Lien at 10:47 a.m.
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September 18, 2013

Quotes of the Week

Two Hundred Proof Grace

by Tim Lien

Quote from Robert Farrar Capon  (October 26, 1925 – September 5, 2013)

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August 30, 2012

General Theology

God’s commandments reveal what you believe about His love

by Eric Venable

Indicators are really, really good things.  I was tired and eager to get home a few weeks ago when I crawled into my car around 10pm to go home after a long church meeting.  But I see the FUEL LEVEL LOW staring back at me straight ahead in the dash as I crank the car and know that I have to get gas before I finally get to make it home.  Indicators are all around us every day.  Batteries symbols in corners of ipods, stomachs that begin to rumble, babies that start to cry.  Every single day we are surrounded by things that are meant to communicate important things to us, things that need to grab our attention and make us respond in a particular way.  Indicators always tell me something very important, something that if ignored only leads me to another problem.

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Posted by Eric Venable at 3:34 p.m.
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June 28, 2012

Arts & Aesthetics, Music

Pop Music lectures

by Jeff Miller

Thanks to Steven Crawford- the lectures from the last two Sunday nights are now posted here on the Riverwood site.

 

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May 22, 2012

Quotes of the Week

A Catechism in the Negative: Sex and Bull-scat

by Tim Lien

 

Q: What is man’s chief end?

A: To glorify God and enjoy him forever?

Q: What then, does man decide to do?

A: To praise himself and fool others into doing the same.

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Posted by Tim Lien at 11:43 a.m.
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May 20, 2012

General Theology

Feels So Bad, but Oh So Good

by Tim Lien

God is most gracious to me when he reveals to me my sin.” – Martin Luther.  This one is a puzzler for many.  Why would the exposure of sin be good? How can something that makes me feel so bad, be so good?  Wonderful, even?

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Posted by Tim Lien at 10:04 a.m.
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May 3, 2012

Discipleship

Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street…in a Christian Worldview

by Eric Venable

So I've had two widely divergent thoughts swirling around my neurotic head lately..the apologetics of Cornelius Van Til and Sesame Street….Let me try to explain.  A few months ago I read Christian Apologetics by one of the great minds of the Reformed faith, a dead guy named …

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Posted by Eric Venable at 2:41 p.m.
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May 1, 2012

Music

Requiem of the Month Club April/May Pt 2

by Jeff Miller

Now for the Protestant Side……

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Posted by Jeff Miller at 1:29 p.m.
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