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  1. erunner says:

    Music is up for the week. Bob Dylan made the cut this week! Feel free to drop by.

  2. erunner says:

    If you’re a fan of Bob Dylan then you might be interested in this article Christianity Today ran recently.

  3. erunner says:

    I guess I’m pretty awesome as I’m first second, and third!! :mrgreen:

  4. Today is the day we remember and thank God for the prophet, Jonah. (at least for those following a church calendar)

    Good discussion about Jonah

  5. Reed Lessing’s (the guy in the discussion) commentary on Jonah

  6. london says:

    Weird questions of the day:
    1) If Jesus was fully human, does that mean he made mistakes? For example, did he ever do something that hurt someone’s feelings and then have to apologize for it, did he ever hit himself in the thumb with a hammer and say #&!&!& (that’s the original Hebrew of course), did he ever make the wrong choice of friends or do stupid teenage stuff like toilet paper someone’s hut?
    2) How does a mistake differ from a sin?

  7. Em says:

    “2) How does a mistake differ from a sin?” that leads to a lot of questions , i think …
    are all sins mistakes? – not sure
    are all mistakes sins? – of course not

    children make mistakes, but i’m guessing when Jesus hit his thumb he didn’t say oh, pf$$*#t …

    i’m guessing that Jesus was not a popular teenager, but i’m guessing he wasn’t above practical jokes and humor … yet, how old was he when he forgot to come home because he was busy? twelve? was that a sin? his mother thought so, but he told her that she didn’t have the final word on his conduct now …
    am i exegeting or extrapolating? – probably setting the theologians’ teeth on edge anyway
    but i enjoyed a brief ponder – thanks, London

  8. london says:

    I made a mistake yesterday, beat myself up about it for about 2 hours, then wondered why…finally realized mistakes aren’t sins (newsflash) and then wondered somehow about 1) where I got that idea in the first place and 2) Could I believe that Jesus was “fully human” if he didn’t make mistakes 3) what kind of mistakes could someone that created everything and knew everything make and it not be a sin.

    Then I wondered what we do that is a mistake and what we do that’s a sin if we can, as the bible says, sin without knowing it. How can we know the difference…

    Then I went an took 2 aspirin cause I’d given myself a headache. 😉

    Seriously though, the idea of Jesus being able to make mistakes with them being sins, was somehow hugely freeing to me.

  9. London,
    Good question. Luke 2:52 says “And Jesus increased in wisdom…” so we know that he had the growing up wisdom to learn.

    Kinda makes you wonder if teenage Jesus was out back at the Temple smoking with his friends in the parking lot. 🙂

  10. BrianD says:

    Cincinnati Reds: NL Central champs.

    That is all.


  11. Em says:

    “Kinda makes you wonder if teenage Jesus was out back at the Temple smoking with his friends in the parking lot” … a Lutheran might wonder that maybe …
    but seriously, and for the record: “they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.” 🙂
    wonder if he ever stubbed his toe in those sandals?
    if you got thru your childhood without ever running barefoot and looking down on a mangled, throbbing raw meat toe, you missed something … not sure what, tho

  12. London says:

    But Em, that was only one day. Surely some of the others he was messing around with his friends, being ordinary.
    Hard to think a bunch of guys that are used to tax collecting, fishing and just living life would be too prone to hang out with someone that was perfect all the time.
    I like the idea that Jesus made mistakes once in a while because it makes him more relateable and easier to talk to when I make mistakes.
    It’s hard to really share what’s up with someone that has never done anything unless it was done perfectly. I’m sure that he had more than one piece of furniture that was a wee bit wobbly or that had a drawer stick.

  13. Em says:

    hard to tell, London, hard to tell from this distance … but, yes, i am sure he had to learn a great deal about being a human in a growing body …

    God keep

  14. London says:

    Well, I’m going to ask him and see what he says 😉

  15. Em says:

    London, 🙂

  16. Reuben says:

    Pay-tons Manning has done precisely zero but put Prater in position to kick so far.

  17. Chile says:

    Reuben, did you see the earlobe come off in that game? Ouch!

  18. BrianD says:

    Chile, I saw a picture of it at one of the pro football blogs.

  19. MacGafraidh says:

    I am currently going through the book of James on my blog, if you would be interested in having a look see, the link is below

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