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A New Year but still the Same You by Caleb H.
December 29, 2008, 7:19 am
Filed under: Devotions

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by Caleb Hancock

So, with Christmas over, everyone naturally turns to the next holiday and wonders what the new year will bring. A new job? A new home? A new relationship? A new weight, or work-ethic?

But what is the Christian man’s hope for change? Is it really as simple as having a new mindset or goal to bring about change?

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Is Santa Really A Man? by joshcan
December 23, 2008, 1:29 pm
Filed under: Humor, Uncategorized

It’s something that’s been on my mind a little as I’ve prepared for his annual visitation down the chimney at my parents’ house. Think about it:

  • For one, what man would be caught dead in red velvet?
  • If I had 9 reindeer, 8 would be in the freezer cut into steaks and a good bit of Blitzen would be makin a trip to the taxidermist.
  • Sleighs are pretty outdated. I’d recommend a flying one of these.
  • I imagine kids would stop writing letters to him when they got their third socket wrench set or 5th Ronco product in a row.
  • I’ve yet to find a man that giggles when described as having a “bowl full of jelly”
  • Think about all the other mythical holiday Men: Father Time shows up once a year looking scraggly, ominous and ready to open up a can. Definite guy. And heck. Even Cupid packs heat.

A couple things Santa does have going for him though is that he’s got a really stout beard, apparently has a profound sense of direction and can pack a vehicle efficiently–something I don’t think a female Santa could ever do.

Just a thought. Anybody got any evidence in Santa’s character that could readjust my view?

And Have A Merry Christmas!

by joshcan



Go, Tell It On A Mountain…No, Seriously…GO!!! by Caleb H.
December 22, 2008, 7:20 am
Filed under: Devotions, Evangelism

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by Caleb Hancock

Guys, I was reading this on John Piper’s blog at DesiringGod.org, and was compelled to share it today with you.

John is speaking on the fact that the message of Christmas, that God, Jesus, became Man to take away our sin on the cross, isn’t meant to only be celebrated and known by Christians, but that this message is in fact to be proclaimed by us (like the old Carol quoted in this post’s title).

Here is what Mr. Piper said:

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Pi and the Bible by Justin Day
December 18, 2008, 8:00 am
Filed under: Thought Initiative

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by Justin Day

So how much is Pi? Since the birth of geometry, mathematicians have found Pi to be a constant value of 3.14… It seems that king Solomon, however, has a bone to pick with this.

In 1 Kings 7:23 we read, “Then he made the sea of cast metal. It was round, ten cubits from brim to brim, and five cubits high, and a line of thirty cubits measured its circumference.” Given that π=Circumference/ Diameter, it seems that 1 Kings records Pi as 3 (30 cubits/10 cubits), not 3.14…

1)How should we take this? Since the plain reading of the text is that Pi = 3 instead of the traditional value, does this lead us to believe that mathematics is wrong and Pi is actually 3? Is there another way that this should be interpreted?

2)Does this undermine Biblical innerancy?



Don’t Just Take My Word For It… by Caleb H.
December 15, 2008, 7:23 am
Filed under: Devotions

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by Caleb Hancock

As we continue to approach Christmas day, I wanted to encourage you all not to waste this special season. Rather, I hope that we would all grow in grasping and celebrating the amazing event of the Incarnation of Jesus.

Towards that end, I have included some killer quotes and texts from Scripture to help leave you in awe of our God’s specific and passionate hatred for sin and love for his glory on display in the salvation of sinners like us.

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Christmas Culture: Man Style! by Travis Evans
December 10, 2008, 8:34 pm
Filed under: Culture

There’s nothing like the Christmas tradition of Christmas lights, except when you add in some rockin’ TSO and make it the way all things should be…the way a guy would do it! Classic.

Note: While this video is on its 3rd year, there’s just nothing like it.



Why Cats Exist. by joshcan
December 9, 2008, 4:53 pm
Filed under: Humor, Uncategorized

by joshcan

At the top of the short list of why cats exist, I put doing things like this.

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Just to clarify, this isn’t to say, “Hey look how cute cats are.” But rather, if you have a cat, you might as well do something funny to it.