Monthly Archives: December 2021

When Anything Goes at the Holidays

“Anything Goes”: The Meaning of the Phrase If you look at various dictionary definitions, then you will find whenever a person says “anything goes,” what they mean is that there are no rules for behavior, or dress at this party; … Continue reading

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Ministerial Pride – Richard Baxter

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The Pride, Vanity, and Peevishness of Ministers

You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel. –Matthew 23:24 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not … Continue reading

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The Rich Man and Lazarus – Charles Finney

Originally from here. “There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day; and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, and … Continue reading

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Biblical Economics 2

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Review of John Wesley’s “On Worldly Folly” (1790)

This is a sermon about the parable of the rich fool. His opening text is Luke 12:20: “But God said to him, ‘You fool!’” He elaborates on how the rich farmer was financially planning for his whole life ahead of … Continue reading

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Review of John Wesley’s “On the Danger of Increasing Riches” (1790)

Wesley’s expression “increasing riches” could be also termed as financial growth, economic growth, or economic development; it could also be used in the sense that P. T. Bauer means in Dissent on Development, when he applied his theory of working, … Continue reading

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