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Book Review: Water for Your Soul, Living in Baptism Every Day

A review of Glenn Borreson’s Water for Your Soul: Living in Baptism Every Day. Available on Amazon.com

Product Description
WATER FOR YOUR SOUL is your spiritual invitation to experience how Christian baptism can give meaning, shape, and new excitement to your whole life as a believer.

  • Paperback: 110 pages
  • Publisher: Infinity Publishing (February 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0741444370
  • Web Page: Water and the Word


Full Disclosure: Pastor Borreson is the pastor at the church I used to work at.
Water for your Soul’s 110 page book is divided into 31 2-4 page vignettes on baptism: its purpose, its function, its… continue reading...

Austin Cline reacts to the church producing atheists

While I have glimpsed in a few places atheistic reactions to my assertion that the church itself is producing atheists, I had yet to see any real formal comment on it until today, when a member of my forum pointed me to Austin Cline’s entry on it located here. It so happens that I know of Mr. Cline and have had a little interaction, but for the record I don’t believe he understands that ‘Anthony Horvath’ is also ‘sntjohnny.’ That interaction has a little in common with his entry here. In word, I think he is again being quite … continue reading...

What? Something in a movie is historically distorted?

http://www.thestar.com/article/190493

The historian in this article lays out the implication that movie goers won’t know that the real history of the event is different than what is in the movie.  From the bits that I’ve seen of the movie, you’d have to be a real idiot to not know that the movie had blended history and myth.  That seemed to be the goal of the movie, and the historian’s essay cited above seems to not quite grasp that.

But the true irony is that nearly every person that sees the movie the “300” will know that the producers have played … continue reading...

Christian Education and Apologetics

This is under discussion on my forum, here.

My own story is that I went through 12 years of Christian education and went to a Christian university to be a Christian pastor and promptly was reduced to atheism or something very close to it.  When I returned to Christianity it was with a desire to spare other Christians what I went through.  I don’t mean the normal period of inquiry that all people go through as they get older;  I mean the stupid beliefs- even and especially about Christianity and Christian theism- that I thought were perfectly sane.

I … continue reading...