Atheist Dawkins Says, “Read the Bible!”

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Atheist Richard Dawkins, a renowned evolutionary biologist and no friend of Christianity, wants people to read the King James Bible but for different reasons than you might think. In his article entitled Why I want all our children to read the King James Bible (May 19, 2012), Dawkins shares three reasons to support his statement. […]

A Severe Mercy

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My oldest daughter is due to deliver our first grand-baby in about seven weeks. The Sorensen household is quite excited about all this; “Future Grandma” is only on the ground because I’ve weighted her pockets with lead; otherwise, she floats about three to four feet above the ground with baby ideas and gifts and visits […]

A helpful book, perhaps; just a bit on the academic side for this pastor.

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This is a book review I find myself not wanting to write. It’s not because I disliked the book or found it harmful or flat out “wrong.” No, it’s because I found the book to not be what I expected. It’s also a college-level book, perhaps an advanced college-level sociology book and this is what […]

Sufficiency of Scripture: Think These Thoughts, Walk this Way

The doctrine of the Sufficiency of Scripture teaches profound respect for the Word of God. We love the Scriptures so much that we hate, in the sense of Luke 14:26, everything else. Lu 14:26: “If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, […]

The Power of Prayer

  Lots of folks believe in prayer. Generic religionists, agnostics in need, and even atheists with an open mind about the mystical powers within us, talk about the “power of prayer”. There are even studies objectivelyanalyzing the power of prayer. I have news.   Prayer has no power.   Prayer will neither heal nor help. It will neither change the weather nor […]

Family Radio’s Harold Camping Embarrassed, Does Not Repent

I had heard that perhaps Harold Camping repented and that he is no longer teaching at Family Radio. I took the latter part as possibly the exercise of discipline in response to Camping’s errors. I was hopeful. Love believes all things. As for the latter, alas, Camping retired on October 16, as reported by the Christian Post. […]

The Bible Says Don’t Judge, Right? (Originally published last year on TBD)

Reprinted due to search engine interest. Note: these are the opinions of a lay-member and not necessarily the opinions of clergy or the management of Caffeinated Thoughts. Wrong. The Bible definitely does not say “don’t judge.” I have heard that argument countless times, as far back as my school days in the 1970s, nearly always […]

Here I Stand: The Scriptures

Going through my files I found a theological thesis that I had written for a ministry license leading to ordination with the Evangelical Free Church.  I finished with the rough draft, but never finished the process since I ended up resigning my position at the E-Free Church I was at.  I then entered the world […]

Atheist Question: What is the True Purpose of Prayer?

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I am far from a theologian, so don’t expect a complete or perfect answer to that question.  But I was recently sent the following message from an atheist friend of mine.  I love when God makes you think about something you may take for granted.  I would like to share my thoughts in response.  First the […]

Twenty Items of Interest (v.42)

1.  President Bush’s press secretary, Dana Perino, was incredibly candid at a farewell breakfast with reporters. 2.  Put together your own presidential inauguration speech with the inauguration speech generator.  HT: The Enlightened Redneck 3.  Apparently Governor Sarah Palin’s approval rating is rebounding nationally. 4.  Congress went ahead and released the rest of the TARF money […]

Here I Stand: The Scriptures

Going through my files I found a theological thesis that I had written for a ministry license leading to ordination with the Evangelical Free Church.  I finished with the rough draft, but never finished the process since I ended up resigning my position at the E-Free Church I was at.  I then entered the world […]

What Brings Muslims to Jesus?

I don’t work with many Muslims in my ministry with Serve Our Youth Network, but I have had a few, believe it or not, come through our Bible discussion groups while they were in juvenile detention center.  They are typically Bosnian or occasionally an American-born Black Muslim… not necessarily as devout as what we see […]