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Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Galatians 2 something.
It is a very busy week, and I am training myself to post only when I really do have the time. But here is a quick audio snap of what I taught on this Sunday. There it is in all its unpolished ignobility. Comments welcome, and sorry I don't have much time this week for commenting myself.

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posted by Daniel @ 5:09 PM  
  • At 9:21 AM, March 13, 2007, Blogger Jonathan Moorhead said…

    I like the "I am training myself" bit.

  • At 4:20 PM, March 13, 2007, Blogger Daniel said…

    I am just happy someone listened to it. ;-)

  • At 7:31 PM, March 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Daniel,you said in a comment over at Rose's blog:

    "I am not aligned with any theological system, having not grown up in a church, nor been mentored into some system of theology - rather my theology rises out of a simple hermeneutic - I read the bible, and because I believe God wrote it to be understood by men, I believe it to be entirely comprehensible, and that being an inspired work it is consistent with itself, that is, what it says in the small picture never contradicts what it says in the big picture. It is the manual by which we learn about God, for the purpose of knowing God."

    I just hafta say a hearty AMEN! Again, you've said exactly what I think and would say if I could say it as well as you! ;-)

    All I know is that for years I believed in a man-centered theology. Two years ago God revealed Himself to me and my 'made-up' theology about God collided with His sovereignty, and He completely changed my core beliefs. I don't particularly like the labels, nor do I claim any for myself. I've never even read anything by John Calvin!

    The Scriptures speak for themselves, and I try to interpret the less clear passages with those that are crystal, and let the preponderance of Scripture shape my thoughts.

    Oh well, sorry - this isn't exactly in line with your post, but I just had to say this!

  • At 7:26 AM, March 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm a new reader here and just had to ask about the previous comment on Calvin. Is there a problem with reading his writings?

  • At 8:53 AM, March 14, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Heaven's no! There's not a thing wrong with reading his writings, and at some point I'll probably get around to reading some.

    My point is about the labels. I am not a 'Calvinist.' Because I embrace more reformed theology, though, some would automatically label me that - and I've not even read him! I was agreeing with Daniel, in that I believe the Bible was written that man could comprehend it, and the Scriptures themselves have determined my theology.

    Sorry for the confusion.

  • At 7:07 AM, March 15, 2007, Blogger mark pierson said…

    Why did it stop at 10:24 into the message?

  • At 4:03 PM, March 15, 2007, Blogger Daniel said…

    I didn't stop it there...? Hmmm - try again.

  • At 9:50 PM, March 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thank you for the clarification on the Calvin comment. I was thinking about labels and wondering if we aren't having to use them more often to clarify what we mean by Christian (ie Catholic, Mormon, Calvinist). In some conversations I've had I realize people use terms and labels without knowing what they mean or using them with a different meaning than I understood. Perhaps I should have left this comment on your blog, I may head on over your way. Thanks again for clarifying.

  • At 1:48 PM, March 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You're welcome. :)

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