Steve Macias

Dominion. Liberty. Contra Mundum.

Wolterstorff on Memorials

What does the term “memorial” mean in the Bible? In his book When Justice and Peace Embrace, Nicholas Wolterstorff provides some insightful guidance. He suggests that the Hebrew concept of memorial is a “public doing in remembrance,” and that “Israel understood and practiced virtually all aspects of its worship as doings-in-memorial.”

Wolterstorff explains:

“The heart of the Jewish concept of the…

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The Weapons of Our Warfare: Children in Worship

The Weapons of Our Warfare: Children in Worship

Romanino Girolamo (Italian artist, c 1484-ca 1559). Presentation of Jesus in the Temple - 1529.The enemies of Jesus don’t like it when children get involved, because God has designed them as a weapon and as a reminder of God’s strength. If children are increasing, and if they are present amongst the worshipers, then they spell the coming doom of God’s enemies. They display the faith of his people, both in being faithful hearts themselves, and in showing off the trust their parents have in…

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Palestine ≠ Terrorism

On July 8th, Israel launched Operation Protective Edge, a military responseto rockets fired from the Gaza Strip by Hamas. The operation is currently in its 50th day. If you watch the news, you’ve heard about the strikes back and forth between Israel and Hamas. You’ve heard about the deaths of civilians and the destruction of property on both sides. You’ve heard many condemn Israel as being…

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When Daddy feeds him breakfast…

When Daddy feeds him breakfast…

Before I got married I didn’t drink coffee.

Before I got married I didn’t drink coffee.

Is Richard Dawkins a ‘Person’?

Is Richard Dawkins a ‘Person’?

“Is Richard Dawkins a ‘human’?”

Although it is becoming harder and harder to believe, the answer to this question is still ‘yes’. By definition, he’s human. This is a biological question of species. His is of human descent. He is also father to a human. His daughter is, not surprisingly, a human as well and has been since the day she was conceived.

“Is Richard Dawkins a ‘person’?”

This is not a…

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I Call That a Bargain

I Call That a Bargain

As a boy I loved to trade baseball and football cards with my friends. We would meet on Saturday morning, go to the local supermarket, buy a few packs, open them up and then decide what we wanted to keep and what we wanted to trade.   Of course, what you could get from your friends always depended on what you had. If I had a Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card or Brett Favre special edition then I could…

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Sizzle.

Sizzle.

Athanasius brought his own sushi.  (at Yoko Sushi)

Athanasius brought his own sushi. (at Yoko Sushi)

How Christians in America Can Help Christians in Iraq

How Christians in America Can Help Christians in Iraq

Pastor George Grant, Parish Presbyterian Church, recently posted this kurdish proverb:

“A thousand friends are too few; one enemy is one too many.”

DR. GEORGE GRANT IN KURDISTAN

As the hostile situation in the Middle East continues to escalate, our Christian brothers and sisters are being killed for taking the name of our Lord. Each day we read reports of violent deaths, beheadings, and the desolation of Christian…

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