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Man I’m still trying to recover from my missions trip.  Here’s a light post that’s funny:

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Something lighthearted for this Saturday’s post.

Herman New Tricks

 

On Veritas Domain’s facebook page we have an album of memes dedicated to Hermeneutics.  You can check it out by clicking here.

If you haven’t done so already, you should like our page for more memes uploaded in the future and also other updates on your Facebook feed!

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A light-hearted post today.

You know you are a Calvinist when you see the letter “A” and “W” together and it remind you of several good things from the Lord…

A W pinkA.W. Pink

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A.W. Tozer

And also of God’s common grace:

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A&W Root Beer

And of course, you can’t spell “Awesome” without A and W.

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In *light* of April Fools, I thought I put up this *light* post.

Do you know your Reformed apologist?  Can you guess the name of each apologists represented by pictures?

Enjoy this game of Picture Charades!  If you need extra help for some, click on the thumbnail to enlarge the picture.

(Answers will be posted in the comments a few hours from now)

 

 

1.) Random fact: Born in May 3, 1895.

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2.) Random Fact: Taught at a non-Christian university.

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3.) Random fact: Bicycle rider.

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4.) Random fact: Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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5.) Random Fact: Former host of a radio show.

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6.) Random fact:  Undergraduate studies at West Texas State University.

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7.)  Random fact: Dad lived in Indonesia before.

(SIGH) +10

 

8.) Random fact:  Incredible blogger.

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How many did you guessed?  Let us know!

Not Pictured because it was too difficult:  Greg Bahnsen, Vern Poythress.

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Kinda Christianity

A great satire on the Emergent church movement, with a title parodying McLaren’s “A New Kind of Christianity.”  The author are two Reformed Christians.  After going through primary sources of Emergent leaders to hear them speak for themselves as well as wading through refutations of them in the forms of presentations, papers, discussion, articles and blogs, I have to say that this satire would probably stick better for most people’s memory given how hilarious it is. Good use of humor and irony to expose a theological group that stresses so much that they can’t be sterotyped only to discover that they do present themselves with a certain persona and stereotypes. Think hipster coke bottle glasses and pseudo-intellectual stuffness. Or “a Coexist bumper sticker on your used Volvo.” Again, a witty book beginning with the cover (see Brian McLaren’s cover of”A New Kind of Christianity” to get it), the fake endorsements (the J.I Packer one got me laughing aloud), the preface by Frank Turk of PyroManiac, the meat of the book and the concluding appendix. For those who are familiar with the Emergent movement and knows it’s people, you will be smiling and laughing out loud (for real). Certainly would step on toes but no one could fault them that unlike the “real” Emergent (real and authentic as adjectives for Emergents?), at least the authors lived up to it’s parody of being”generous, fair organic free range guide” considering the fact that they are selling this for a buck for Kindle which I downloaded on my Iphone. As the book pointed out, “The Apple Store: If you’re not buying your technology here, you’re not emergent.

If you want it get it here on Amazon by clicking here.

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This is a good work on the biblical use of satire. As always, the author Doug Wilson delivers with wit, wisdom and humor along the way. As it is indicated throughout the book, this work was prompted as a defense against some who charge Doug Wilson and the contributors of Credenda/Agenda with sinning in their use of satire. The book begins by first defining satire, notably it’s four necessarily components (object of attack, vehicle, tone and norm) and making the distinction between Horatian and Juvenalian satire by it’s tone, the former being more subtle and the latter being more biting. Since those who use satire is often attacked as arrogant, this is the subject of Wilson’s second chapter in which he notes the two different standards the world and the Bible has in measuring humility and arrogance. One sees humility as focusing on self, while the other preaches Christ; one sees arrogance as believing you have the truth while the other see arrogance as an attack on God. This is followed by a biblical survey of the use of satire by Jesus, the Old Testament prophets and the Apostle Paul. After this survey, Wilson explores some of the reason why satire is needed and answer some anticipated objections. I thought his explanation of the reasons why American Evangelicalism is an appropriate target of satire when they are unbiblical is worth pondering carefully over. Towards the end of the book Wilson also add some caveat that satire ought to be used carefully and only during certain situations in particularly towards false spiritual leaders and fools. He also mentioned (which I’m glad he did say) that those who love to practice satire on their loved ones ought not to be encouraged to practice this and that such a person is being unbiblical. Overall a good book I recommend, and it should make Christians aware of not assuming Victorian prudish expectations to be the same thing as Christian ethics. I’ve highlighted and written all over my copy of this book as I was reading it–especially the principles given and the witty remarks and illustration. They get my mind fired up to adapt, discover and invent more witty sayings and illustration to make the point more forcibly for use in the pulpit and during evangelism and apologetics.

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I’ve enjoyed this book, it was a fun and informative read. Filled with practical advice for writers (maybe I think they are great because I’ve read very little on writing). I’ve enjoyed Doug Wilson’s other works so I had high hopes with this book to reveal the working of a great writer. Wilson had seven points in the book, which he then breaks down into seven smaller points in a format that he describes as “Seven Russian Dolls.” If you find that clever as I did, you would enjoy other witty sayings Wilson has throughout the book. Practical and helpful advice can also be gleamed throughout the book. I like his advice for writers to be readers, and to read widely. I’ve also enjoyed his encouragement for writers to have a book to take notes of what one reads, or witty phrases one might have thought of, so as to use it for it later. Another source of encouragement for me came from the robust theology that a Christian writer would enjoy from theology proper: Don’t feel that you would run out of good and better things to share if you do not hold back but give it your all: Our good God is infinite and is able to provide even more abundantly. I was very convicted about learning grammar for that has always been a major problem in all that I write. The reason why it was convicting was because communication is an act of love, and Wilson has a good point that we ought to be as clear as possible. Wilson is a masterful communicator and certainly readers will learn something about the art of writing. Even as I was reading this work, as a preacher a lot of what he says is helpful for speaking as well.  For the Christian apologist, this book might be helpful in being more conscious of making the deep contents of theology and apologetics more clear for those whom we serve.

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