An occasional blog
by Gary D. Collier

 

Biblical Conversation

Passive-Aggressive Is Not Passive May 29, 2021

I talked about Supportive Engagement in a previous post. I would like to build on those comments now. It is very interesting to contrast two types of conversation: 

supportive engagement...

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Inspiration of the Bible--Part 4 May 13, 2021

Part 1  /  Part 2  /  Part 3  /  Part 4

I say again: I believe in the inspiration of our scriptures!  But that is not the same thing as saying...

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Inspiration of the Bible--Part 3  May 13, 2021

Part 1  /  Part 2  /  Part 3  /  Part 4

I believe in the inspiration of our scriptures!  I believe it so strongly, that I feel the need...

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Inspiration of the Bible--Part 2 May 13, 2021

Part 1  /  Part 2  /  Part 3  /  Part 4

Of course, many will regard what I wrote in Part 1 as incredibly "weak." I have a very dear preacher friend...

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Inspiration of the Bible--Part 1  May 13, 2021

Part 1  /  Part 2  /  Part 3  /  Part 4

Q: Is "Biblical Inspiration" like Ulysses S. Grant Writing His Memoirs? 

A reader has asked this...

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What about the Sovereignty of God? May 06, 2021

Book Review (by Dr. Mike Parker)

I recently came across a book authored by Nicholas Taleb by the title of The Black Swan.  The title describes a highly improbable event.  When you are...

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Snowfall Apr 13, 2021

While reading in the LXX (Septuagint: the Greek OT), I ran across a Proverb, and I thought of a dear friend. He is currently tending to his father (grave in illness), to his own family, and to the...

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What did you think of the "4 Decisions" video? Apr 12, 2021

Just in case you haven't seen the "4 Decisions" video yet, the billing on it is correct:  it could literally change your Bible reading life.  This might challenge you; it certainly ...

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Blenderizing Our Bibles Apr 11, 2021

It is very sad to say that, among Christians, "blenderizing the Bible" is the most popular method on the planet for reading the Bible . 

The point here is not that we cannot compare...

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Unmixing the Message Apr 04, 2021

Easter eggs, bunnies, pastel colors, family gatherings. I'm not here to decry any of these fun things. And my title is not about removing such things from the holiday. It goes a little deeper than...

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Commenting on Posts Apr 04, 2021

This post is about logging in so that you can make comments to posts in this Blog.  It is not talking about logging in to the website per se. 

In order to make comments on these blog...

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New Beginning 2021 Apr 04, 2021

With this post, the IABC blog, Biblical Conversation, begins a new phase. The intention is to begin posting weekly from this point on. If you will Subscribe to this Blog (in the...

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