Do you see the rimrock behind the barn??!!

Click here to see this picture!  You must. Just over 20 years ago, the summer of 1988, I spent at Grandpa and Grandma’s house.  I painted that red barn back then (laughing).   Actually at one point while sitting on the roof, I held grandpa’s legs while he painted below an eave (We did it while […]

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Compassionate Boldness Conference 2009

I think I am going to take off early from Idaho Falls tomorrow morning to catch some of the day’s sessions at the Compassionate Boldness conference 2009. I have not met any of the main speakers. Very curious to hear what James White has to say about the Triune God of all.

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Chapter 2 in Of God and Gods, Vol. 3 (2008) by Blake Ostler

Chapter 2 – “Monotheism and the Council of God(s)” I have been sick but not very sleepy – perfect timing to finish reading last night chapter 2 of the third volume in Blake’s series.   But the chapter did not make me feel any better.  I read the chapter and all the end notes. From the ill spud […]

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Know your LDS boundaries, friends: open theism minus creatio ex nihilo

Am I practicing boundary maintainence?  Or is Blake Ostler? “It may appear that open theism emerges as the only viable alternative for a theology that seek to maintain that: (1) we are free to choose whether to return God’s love with our own love; and (2) God is not directly culpable for evil events and […]

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What is your soteriology (as explained by Blake Ostler)?

Any of these? “Calvinism.  We can do absolutely nothing;  God does everything for some as a matter of grace to save them from their culpability for original and actual sins and either leaves others to damnation (single predestination) or specifically decrees the damnation of others (double predestination). Arminianism.  On our own, we can make no move […]

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Friends, you have just pushed HI4LDS to 150,000 hits

It has been a pleasure this past two and half years in solo blogging with LDS. As a simple spud in Ammon, Idaho, thanks for dropping by and reading my musings and ramblings. Who knows what the future holds. Except God. Looking forward to worshipping this God, tomorrow, in His Goodness, Greatness, and Grandeur.

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Three-person’d God

I like Anglicans.  Here are the rich words of one in “Holy Sonnet XIV: Batter My Heart”: Batter my heart, three-person’d God; for you As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend; That I may rise, and stand, o’erthrow me and bend Your force, to break, blow, burn and make me new. I, […]

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It is time to speak up on Calvinism in the FBF

Kevin Bauder would share my thoughts on the matter in regards to Calvinism and Christian Fundamentalism in America, today. HT: Dennis Bills

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LDS friends, consider this view of God

I am in Jeremiah 26 – halfway through the biggest book in the Bible. Focus for a minute on verse 13: Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the LORD your God; and the LORD will repent him of the evil that he hath pronounced on you. A preacher […]

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The Tension in I Timothy 2:4 (from a Calvinistic perspective)

The ESV Study Bible (2008) discusses I Timothy 2:4: Evangelistic prayer for all people is noted in the fact that God desires all people to be saved.  It appears that Paul is countering an exclusivist tendency in the false teachers or at least their downplaying of the importance of evangelizing the Gentiles (along with their emphasis […]

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