While looking back of my old post on this day from previous years I found this one that I wrote five years ago on this day:   It flooded back of a lot of memory of my hardest week of ministry where I actually thought about quitting my church.

I could talk about it a little more now though I’m not revealing everything.

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This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following:  Greet Others.

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few weeks ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation of Matthew 5:3  Here is my translation:

“μακάριοι οἱ πενθοῦντες ,
Blessed are those who mourn,

ὅτι αὐτοὶ παρακληθήσονται. ”
because they will be comforted

Here are some observations:

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A weekend non-fiction reading review!  Something timely in light of V-J (Victory over Japan) day yesterday!

Jack “Dusty” Kleiss.  Never Call Me a Hero: A Legendary American Dive-Bomber Pilot Remembers the Battle of Midway. New York, NY: William Morrow, May 23rd 2017. 312 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

What is it like to hear the account of a pilot who made history in World War Two?  This book gives us a taste.  The author N. Jack “Dusty” Kleiss was a naval pilot who fought in the battle of Midway.  Midway was the naval battle that changed the direction of the war and the tide was turned against Japan.    Kleiss didn’t just take part of the battle; he was one of those pilots who actually successfully bombed Japanese ships and carrier and directly contributed to the strategic defeat of Japan.  This is his story and the story of the men he served with.

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I was recently interviewed for the AfterThought Podcast.  This is hosted by Lauren of Biblical Beginnings.  What did we talk about?

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional Apologetics gathered between August 8th-15th, 2019.

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Ep. 32 – How To Be An Atheist – Ch.10 – God – The Failed Hypothesis

2.) We can know the words of the Old Testament: Table of Contents

3.) Cross and Crown Radio: Presuppositional Apologetics Examines Yoga, Karma & Hindu Thought

4.) Bible Contradiction? Did Jesus drink on the cross?

5.) Upcoming Interview – Mitch Stokes

6.) That’s a hard question to answer

7.) Reforming Apologetics (Thomas Aquinas) (Be discerning)

8.) Can Radical Left even co-exist among itself?




Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend OR that of Another Repost HERE

For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Did Jesus drink on the cross?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:


A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth. 30 Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.” (John 19:29-30)



They tried to give Him wine mixed with myrrh; but He did not take it.” (Mark 15:23)

they gave Him wine to drink mixed with gall; and after tasting it, He was unwilling to drink.” (Matthew 27:34)


(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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