Comments for Threads from Henry's Web https://henryneufeld.com/threads Thoughts on biblical studies, religion, and living from a passionate moderate, liberal charismatic Christian Tue, 03 May 2016 00:23:07 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Overthinking by Virginia Davidson https://henryneufeld.com/threads/2016/05/02/overthinking/#comment-6641 Tue, 03 May 2016 00:23:07 +0000 https://henryneufeld.com/threads/?p=7719#comment-6641 So glad your tree sap was less complex than mine. 🙂 Nothing would touch it but isopropyl alcohol and a whole lot of rubbing with a sturdy rag. And often, the sap was accompanied by bud coats and bits of stems.

Then those trees died, 26 of them–hybrid poplars–and the sap problem is gone. It cost us $10,000.00 to take those sap-makers away, but it was good riddance! No more sap tracked into the house, either!

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Comment on Overthinking by Harvey https://henryneufeld.com/threads/2016/05/02/overthinking/#comment-6640 Mon, 02 May 2016 16:38:58 +0000 https://henryneufeld.com/threads/?p=7719#comment-6640 To Steve: once an editor, always an editor

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Comment on Overthinking by Steve Kindle https://henryneufeld.com/threads/2016/05/02/overthinking/#comment-6639 Mon, 02 May 2016 16:10:37 +0000 https://henryneufeld.com/threads/?p=7719#comment-6639 Hmmm. I’m wondering if you calculated all the available space on your property? Did you run an azimuth between the trees to see if there is a 1) less vulnerable space for sap droppings, or 2) consider removing a tree or two (only if they are liquid amber) to open a free space? Then there’s the possibility of trading in your car for one with a smaller footprint. It seems to me you didn’t overthink–you actually under-thought through this. (Hmmm, I’m wondering if a dash is really necessary for under-thought. Perhaps I should just separate with a space.)

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Comment on Tonight on the Energion Tuesday Night Hangout: Age of the Earth and some Textual Discussion by Henry Neufeld https://henryneufeld.com/threads/2016/04/12/tonight-on-the-energion-tuesday-night-hangout-age-of-the-earth-and-some-textual-discussion/#comment-6638 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:42:16 +0000 https://henryneufeld.com/threads/?p=7698#comment-6638 I think many “vocal subsets” are unfortunate, yet the best way to work is to discuss. I thought he was a kinder, gentler young earth creationist than I had heard before. I preferred having Elgin Hushbeck, an old earth creationist interview him, as the difference is a bit narrower and can focus on the age of the earth rather than evolutionary theory, which it would if I, a theistic evolutionist (but see this), was doing the interview.

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Comment on Tonight on the Energion Tuesday Night Hangout: Age of the Earth and some Textual Discussion by Dan https://henryneufeld.com/threads/2016/04/12/tonight-on-the-energion-tuesday-night-hangout-age-of-the-earth-and-some-textual-discussion/#comment-6637 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:12:34 +0000 https://henryneufeld.com/threads/?p=7698#comment-6637 Ugh, the young earth creationist gave pretty weak arguments. It is to the detriment of evangelical Christianity that a vocal subset believe and support YEC.

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Comment on The Apologetics of Hebrews – Can You Defend a Dead Church? by ainsleyblair https://henryneufeld.com/threads/2016/04/12/the-apologetics-of-hebrews-can-you-defend-a-dead-church/#comment-6636 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 19:53:56 +0000 https://henryneufeld.com/threads/?p=7696#comment-6636 From the time I intentionally gave my heart to the Lord (preschool years), I have read and studied the Bible, EGW, and other theological/inspirational books. It seems God worked with His creation (mankind) in ways they could understand – together with the times they lived. They wanted a king – He reluctantly gave them a king. Etc. From Eden to the times we are living in now, God interacts/intervenes for our best good and (in His wisdom) the best good of the universe. My name is Carroll Dunston. FB account is Carroll Blair Dunston.

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Comment on The Apologetics of Hebrews – Can You Defend a Dead Church? by Steve Kindle https://henryneufeld.com/threads/2016/04/12/the-apologetics-of-hebrews-can-you-defend-a-dead-church/#comment-6635 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:53:30 +0000 https://henryneufeld.com/threads/?p=7696#comment-6635 Boy, it’s hard to win an argument when one side is equivocal! (Smiley face here) Thanks for looking this up.

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Comment on The Apologetics of Hebrews – Can You Defend a Dead Church? by Henry Neufeld https://henryneufeld.com/threads/2016/04/12/the-apologetics-of-hebrews-can-you-defend-a-dead-church/#comment-6634 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:31:58 +0000 https://henryneufeld.com/threads/?p=7696#comment-6634 The comments at 1 Corinthians 13:8 are equivocal. I think the Learning Bible, as a study Bible, doesn’t have a very firm theological position, but I suspect its editors/writers did not want to make a definite affirmation of modern miracles, or of the gifts of the Spirit being operational in the 20th/21st century church, in order to avoid that controversy. It was originally produced under the auspices of the American Bible Society, which even more makes me tend to think they were trying for a bit generic.

You are definitely right, however, that one needs to pay attention to the theological biases of study Bibles.

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Comment on The Apologetics of Hebrews – Can You Defend a Dead Church? by Steve Kindle https://henryneufeld.com/threads/2016/04/12/the-apologetics-of-hebrews-can-you-defend-a-dead-church/#comment-6633 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:22:45 +0000 https://henryneufeld.com/threads/?p=7696#comment-6633 Regarding the note in The Learning Bible–What you are learning is a theology that incorporates the notion that miracles (such as those performed by the apostles) have ceased. This leads some, such as John MacArthur, to refer to speaking in tongues as inspired by Satan. My point is not to defend the position on miracles either way. It is to remind people that so-called study bibles come with an agenda and we need always to keep this in mind. If I’m right, about the LB, the commentary on 1 Cor. 13:8 note will make the same point. If it doesn’t (I don’t have a copy of the LB CEV) I apologize. Henry, would you look this up, please?

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Comment on Translating Hebrews 2:6-8 – Gender, Number, and Breaking the Discourse by bobmacdonald https://henryneufeld.com/threads/2016/04/10/translating-hebrews-26-8-gender-number-and-breaking-the-discourse/#comment-6632 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 21:58:52 +0000 https://henryneufeld.com/threads/?p=7693#comment-6632 Dismal is definitely the right adjective! The problem goes much further though. It has to do with the individual and the corporate body. The concept occurs frequently in the Old Testament where the individual speaks on behalf of all (Psalms 42-43) or where the individual stands for the entire community (I include Job here but others also may be included). The human recognition of such unity goes with the unity of God. I don’t want to develop this into a dogma to be memorized, but rather a responsibility to be seen. Who is my neighbor? Without spelling it out in so many words, I think I get to this in the new book, The Song in the Night.

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