Cogitations
Cogitations e199: about cross contamination

Cogitations e199: about cross contamination

April 7, 2020

During this pandemic there is allot of talk about how to stay sanitary and not to be contaminated when we go out in public...if we even get to go. Take a listen to some pointers about physical cross contamination and some biblical principle for metaphysical cross contamination. 

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Cogitations e198: about false hope and misinterpreted Scripture

Cogitations e198: about false hope and misinterpreted Scripture

April 3, 2020

There is a meme going around facebook which originated in my own backyard. it implies that Jesus died on the cross to take care of COVID-19 so you wouldn't have to bear it. This is such a dangerous meme. I pray that this episode will be heard and folk will understand the hermeneutical gymnastics performed to reach this erroneous conclusion. 

In the episode I mention an article I wrote about Jesus being forsaken on the cross. Here is that link: https://nearchurches.com/2018/12/27/was-jesus-actually-forsaken/

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Cogitations e197: about an admonition from Paul

Cogitations e197: about an admonition from Paul

April 2, 2020

It seems that during this present distress we need a gentle reminder from our brother, the apostle Paul. Hopefully this episode finds you well and safe. Take a listen and see if you agree with me about this much needed admonition. 

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Cogitations e196: about fear-mongering

Cogitations e196: about fear-mongering

April 1, 2020

There is so much fear-mongering right now concerning this pandemic. Please, do not buy into it. In this episode I briefly discuss a meme that has been circulating which ascribes a numerical value to each letter and then, because there are six letters in the word corona, shows the sum to be 666. After that I go into how this is NOT a sign of the end times. I hope you find this helpful.

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Cogitation e195: about Jesus’ ascension

Cogitation e195: about Jesus’ ascension

March 27, 2020

How important is the fact that Jesus ascended? Evidently, His ascension is very important. Paul makes an argument from the fact that was buried and ascended in Ephesians chapter four. Take a listen and let me know what you think.

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Cogitations e194: about going fishing

Cogitations e194: about going fishing

March 26, 2020

There will come a time when you are stressed to a point that you will not know how to go forward. At that time we might do something like go fishing. Peter went fishing during a such time recorded in the last chapter in the book of John. 
Going fishing can be bad or good. It is the equivalent of going back to what we know. Peter and the disciples were in unknown territory. Peter didn't know what to do so he went back to doing what he knew, what felt comfortable. In times of strife we do much the same thing. Take a listen to this episode of Cogitations and let me know what you think. 

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Cogitations e193: about Noah, drunkenes, and Canaan’s curse

Cogitations e193: about Noah, drunkenes, and Canaan’s curse

March 25, 2020

A listener asked about the account of Noah's sons' walking backward to cover his nakedness recorded in Genesis chapter nine. Her question was, what am I supposed to get out of this. She followed up with, is it a sin to see your parents naked? Then she concluded, if so, then that ship has sailed with mom and dad because I nursed them through illness in their old age.

Folk, this is a wonderful question and I enjoyed doing research for it. The quick answer is, no, you are not in sin by seeing your parents naked when you take care of them in their old age. But what does this passage and account teach us? Take a listen and let me know what you think. 

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Cogitations e192: rerun (e151) About Paul’s sin

Cogitations e192: rerun (e151) About Paul’s sin

March 24, 2020

I apologize for the rerun episode. This was a good episode and I hope you enjoy. I will be back tomorrow with a brand new episode. 

When the apostle Paul took a vow and allowed an animal sacrifice on his behalf at the temple in Jerusalem, did he sin? I say, yes. In this podcast we discuss exactly what that means to us. I hope you like it. Take a listen and let me know what you think. 

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Cogitations e191: about things we will never stop doing

Cogitations e191: about things we will never stop doing

March 20, 2020

Amidst this pandemic there are some things we must stop doing. However, there are some things we will never stop doing. What are some of those things? This is exactly what we talk about in today's episode of Cogitations. I feel that in the other episodes this week I was rather negative. I also feel like they were needed. That being said, my goal is to encourage you today with this episode's subject matter. God bless you and stay strong. 

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Cogitations e190: about the authority of elderships

Cogitations e190: about the authority of elderships

March 19, 2020

This pandemic will teach us much. One of the things it will teach us is to greater appreciate the authority of the local congregations and their elderships. Take a listen and let us know what you think. 

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