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Recent content by revjohn

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    Is the BIBLE is THE WORD of GOD? In 7 minutes - Dr. Ravi Zacharias at University of Illinois

    Hmmmmm. The thread title rings some bells. No. The Bible is not THE WORD of God. Jesus is THE WORD of God. Typically we ease up on the caps a smidge to avoid the appearance of screaming and claim that Jesus is the Word of God. The Bible is considered the word of God or described as...
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    Pro athletes: Are they overpaid?

    Salaries are what the market will bear and the result of private enterprise. Their salary is not indicative of their societal contribution. It is indicative of their fiscal benefit to a franchise. Same as for many CEO's right? Their salary likely wouldn't be such a sore point if we felt they...
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    Not sure about having kids

    That is something that needs further attention. It can take a lot of personal effort not to repeat the mistakes of previous generations. I wrestled with that a great deal. I think I survived by finding new and unique mistakes. Sorry kids. Not necessarily My wife and I combined for 8...
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    An Hypothetical.

    Now you get to give mosquito season a test drive.
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    Pets

    Daisy? She is a mix of Labrador and Duck Tolling Retrievers. Some beaver and kangaroo in the mix also it would seem. Girl can leap.
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    Pets

    Yup. Youngish moose.
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    Pets

    A brief welcome to our place. Daisy and Qball look down Red Cliff Road.
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    Pets

    As we were ripping through the bush on Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula (we are back in St. Anthony now for a spell) I came across this and was very pleased. I called Daisy over to have a look and she went bonkers trying to get it away from me. I've offered it to her several times. She...
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    Pets

    Not a pet picture so much as a discovery made by a pet. Daisy flushed momma and when she flew fast and low rather than gaining altitude I figured something was odd. Once she gave Daisy the slip Daisy returned and began to nose around. A moment later her tail was wagging furiously and she was...
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    Pets

    I was trying to read a new theology book and somebody was trying to get some attention without being too obvious about it.
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    Pets

    This is a pic of Daisy waiting to play a favourite outdoor game called, "Push you down the stairs" It's played just like it sounds. So far I haven't lost a match.
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    An Hypothetical.

    It wasn't the threat of punishment which first attracted so removing that threat doesn't change the attraction. Beyond that hell is multifacetted and punishment is not the facet that gets the most ink. In the scriptures themselves. That some focus almost exclusively on the judgment passages...
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    Censorship?

    Not really an either/or so much as a both/and.
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    Does Your Relationship With God, Match Your Expectations?

    Trying to remember what my initial expectations were. As for current expectations and how they shape relationship. I do not expect that a relationship with God means easy street. Taking up your cross and following points more to calvary than party. So suffering without suffering alone is an...
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    Coming Out?

    I have no idea. Speaks to a level of privilege I never appreciated possessing. I've never really experienced hatred just for being. I've been considered suspect because of relugious affiliations. Redeemer (conservative) was suspicious because I was UCCAN and VST was suspicious because I had...
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