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  1. SJ says:

    As mentioned a few months ago during the Anabaptists series, the Dan Carlin Hardcore History podcast titled Prophets of Doom covered the subject well and was very interesting.

    I would actually recommend most of them. Free episodes on WW1, the Mongels, medieval history and others are currently available.

    From Prophets Of Doom, I enjoyed the bit on the Catholics joke on the third baptism.
    1) infant baptism
    2) adult baptism per the anas and Protestants
    3) the baptism where the Catholics tied you by the head to a ladder and held it 5″ under water for 5 min.

  2. Surfer51 says:

    The story of a Biblical prophet that was doomed because he didn’t obey the Word of the Lord.

  3. Surfer51 says:

    Michael N,

    “Did you ever know a man named Mike Nichols who helped to start a Calvary Chapel in Medford Oregon years ago?”

    He was a real estate agent from southern California who had relocated to Oregon for awhile.

    He now lives in the Palm Springs CA area.

    He and I started our “Desert Ministry” together.

    For decades we took men of God out on weekend retreats to the barren desert places of the Mojave in our 4×4’s.

    The men waited upon the Lord and ministered to one another out there where there are no modern day distractions.

    Some places out in the Mojave are so silent that you could hear your own heart beating.

    There is no better place to wait upon the Lord then out in the desert.

    But Jesus Himself constantly withdrew into the Desert and there prayed.
    Luke 5:16

  4. Michael says:


    To be as blunt as I can be there has been no place for me in the local church in the valley for about the last 25 years.
    I have been a pariah in my homeland.
    I’ve known far more about what was happening elsewhere than here.
    This year I’m taking baby steps to get a bit more involved.

    To answer your question, no, I didn’t know your friend.
    I’m still a pariah to CC types here.

  5. Surfer51 says:

    The Calvinism vs. Arminianism debate has been freely allowed to flourish here in a very peaceful atmosphere.

    While the valley you live in fails at that big time apparently.

    Your taking baby steps to get more involved?

    Dude you have been involved successfully for years.

    Where else is there a blog where we see so many from so many mixtures of Calvinism and Arminianism?

    So, in the Calvinism vs. Arminianism debate, who is correct?

    It is interesting to note that in the diversity of the body of Christ, there are all sorts of mixtures of Calvinism and Arminianism.

    There are five-point Calvinists and five-point Arminians, and at the same time three-point Calvinists and two-point Arminians.

    Many believers arrive at some sort of mixture of the two views.

    Ultimately, it is our view that both systems fail in that they attempt to explain the unexplainable.

    Human beings are incapable of fully grasping a concept such as this.

    Yes, God is absolutely sovereign and knows all.

    Yes, human beings are called to make a genuine decision to place faith in Christ unto salvation.

    These two facts seem contradictory to us, but in the mind of God they make perfect sense.

    Your friend always.
    A non fundamentalist Evangelical

  6. Erunner says:

    I think some in the church need to remember that the Jews as just as lost as the Muslims. Anyone who dies without Jesus enters an eternity without Jesus.

  7. the Dude says:

    Felt under the weather today so I didn’t make it to church. Last 7days it’s been like below 10°and now we have a ton of snow falling. Sometimes I admire you warm weather believers.

  8. Surfer51 says:

    Ya it was freezing here the other day. It was in the sixties in southern CA.

  9. Sharon says:

    Love this game

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