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Jobs: The Only Real Way to Economic Growth

I’m not done with my study of Christian economics. I have not dug into John Calvin, William Perkins, Richard Baxter, or really even John Wesley that much on these things. But what I do know now–with a degree of certainty–is … Continue reading

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Review of Kathleen MacArthur’s “The Economic Ethics of John Wesley”

Diligence, thrift, and philanthropy appear to be a triad of Christian economic virtues. All three of them were taught as an economic formula in John Wesley’s sermon The Use of Money (1760), under the headings of “gain all you can,” … Continue reading

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Pharisee

VERSE 1 Em                           bend 4th string 1st fret You’re so dead inside Em                                      bend 4th string 1st fret You don’t want to change Em                       bend 4th string 1st fret Even if its Biblical Em                           pluck 4th string Your sin remains … Continue reading

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Selected Books from Stanford Article on Mysticism

Originally from here. Almond, Philip C., 1982, Mystical Experience and Religious Doctrine, Berlin: Mouton Press. Alston, William, 1991, Perceiving God, The Epistemology of Religious Experience, Ithaca: Cornell University Press. –––, 1992, “Literal and Nonliteral in Reports of Mystical Experience,” in Mysticism and Language, … Continue reading

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Friendship Evangelism and the Fifth Commandment

You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.    –James 4:4 “Friendship evangelism” or as it is sometimes … Continue reading

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Lacy, John – Dictionary of National Biography – James McMullen Rigg ‎

LACY, JOHN (fl. 1737), pseudo-prophet, was born at Saffron Walden, Essex, in 1664. He received some classical education, and as a younger son was sent to London to earn his own living in 1680. In 1706 he was a married … Continue reading

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True Christianity Through the Ages

I would consider true Christianity to be a combination of orthodoxy (right doctrine, sound theology) and orthopraxy (right practice, holy behavior). Ideas and emphases have changed over the ages, but some of the basics have remained constant, when it comes … Continue reading

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The Mark of the Beast: What Is It?

It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the … Continue reading

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Review of Peter Galie and Christopher Bopst’s “Machiavelli & Modern Business”

Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince (1532) is largely responsible for every departure from Puritan standards of business ethics; and should be looked upon with Biblical criticism. Most of the corrupt and deceptive practices that exist in governments and businesses today, can be linked … Continue reading

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A Summary of the Puritan Work Ethic

The following principles are extracted or distilled by myself after trying to digest chapter 2: “Work” and chapter 4: “Money” from Leland Ryken’s Worldly Saints: The Puritans As They Really Were. 1. Jesus was a bachelor and a carpenter, which … Continue reading

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