Open Blogging: 11/13/2021

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  1. Gabby says:

    Since I know that some of you here are pet people, I would greatly appreciate if you all could be praying for me and my family. We had to put our dog, Brutus, down yesterday afternoon, and that was really hard for all of us. It’s been hard for me because I’m currently in grad school 8 hours away from home, so I could only say goodbye over video call. I’m trying to focus on schoolwork, but I’m not doing a great job with that right now.

  2. Michael says:


    I wouldn’t be doing well either.
    Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family, my friend.

  3. Officerhoppy says:

    Always tough to put down your dog. Sorry Gabby

  4. Michael says:

    Two videos…which one is more biblically correct?

    Bart Ehrman

    Jack Hibbs

  5. Em says:

    Gabby, I do feel your pain. When we had to put down our dog Bounder, I swore I’d never ‘own’ another pet. I haven’t, but but my late husband adopted a cat that my daughter found in her engine compartment. Named him Axle. He had a comfy nest in the garage with a cat door to go in and out. If I sat outside he’d jump in my lap and sniff my chin. I have no idea what that told him. I like cats, but can’t stand them in the house.
    Now I’m living with my daughter and she has 2 elderly, somewhat incontinent house cats. Is God trying to teach me something?
    God keep, will join in the prayers for you and your family

  6. josh hamrick says:

    Ehrman or Hibbs? Eww. I can at least say Ehrman’s scholarship was top notch before he decided to try his popular level take down of Christianity.

    Just scanned through the Hibbs video. At about 20 minutes he talks about all the pastors coming out of seminary not having any eschatology classes. This just isn’t true. As a seminary grad with dozens of friends who went to many different seminaries, I can testify that all of us had some eschatology courses.

    I think what Hibbs is really decrying is that Seminaries aren’t teaching the same kind of wild speculation that goes on at these prophecy conferences. And than God, that is true. But how could a seminary build a course of study around that kind of teaching? The course would have to change every time the headlines change. It is pure speculation that has so far been wrong every time.

  7. Michael says:

    Note that they all believe that to be a church according to them, you have to be pretrib and Republican…I’ll listen to Ehrman over Hibbs all day long.

  8. Linn says:

    Prophecy leading to being a Republican (or vice versa) in its extreme form leads to being a QAnon groupie who travels to Dallas to wait for the second coming of JFK so that you can crown Trump King of Kings.

    It’s so sad….

  9. bob1 says:

    Does not compute…

  10. JD says:

    Sometimes I feel like my dog loves me more than other people do.
    Most of the time.
    All of the time.

  11. Em says:

    JD, dogs do love their people (most of them), but for the record here God loves us more
    Dog says, my master loves me, he/she is wonderful
    Cat says, my person takes such good care of me… I must be wonderful ( with some exceptions, of course).
    Apologies to all the cat lovers
    God, perhaps looks down and says, those pathetic, low IQ sinners. I must send My Son to ransom them…. Perhaps – dunno

  12. Officerhoppy says:

    True! But I have to say my dog loves me unconditionally.

  13. Em says:

    Officerhoppy, yes they do. 😇

  14. Em says:

    Old people tell stories…. Here is one about my MIL
    She was baptized into the Lutheran church h as a baby and that was the extent of her exposure to The Faith…
    Then, in her 30s, she received God’s redemption. There were two hospitals in her home town a Roman Catholic nd an Osteopathic. She worked in the Osteopathic hosp. After her conversion/new birth, she felt it was upon her to make sure each patient that she came in contact that they understood God’s plan of salvation.
    The hospital put her in the basement running the autoclave for the rest of her years there…..

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