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  • Paul and the Law Tangle
    I’m working through key elements of Galatians 3 & 4 tonight and drawing in some material from Romans and elsewhere. My main topic will be to look at Paul’s use of the word “law” in these passages. My main references other than the Bible text will be Galatians: A Participatory Study Guide pp. 43-47 and Meditations on the Letters of Paul, Chapter VIII, pp. 89-97 Here’s a sample: No Jew would deny the wisdom of Torah, or disavow its validity…. Read More Read More
  • Elgin Hushbeck on Apologetics
    One of the blessings in my life is the number of friends I have found (and I don’t always make friends easily) who are willing to have great discussions. By “great” I mean ones in which we challenge one another’s ideas with vigor but without anger or condemnation. If you seek only friends and associates who agree with you, you’re missing out on a great blessing.
  • Are Sermons of Value?
    I have very frequently spoken disparagingly of sermons. I prefer more interactive activities in smaller groups as a way of learning and passing on information. It’s commonly said that a pastor is lucky if, on a Sunday, any congregants remember the topic of the previous week’s sermon, much less what was said about it. On the other hand I remember stunning Dr. James Londis, who was pastor of the Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church when I was an 18-year-old college student… Read More Read More
  • No Paul Study Tonight
    Due to scheduling conflicts, or more precisely a wall-to-wall day, I will not be doing my video Bible study tonight. I’ll resume next week. In the meantime, you might enjoy my interview with Thomas Hudgins. You can read a text interview here (not a transcript, but a text version of the interview), or watch:
  • a-gift
    It’s all a gift (poetry from my Jevlir blog).
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  • The Life Journey/Mission Continues
    I have spent the last eight weeks praying and thinking about what is next in God’s plan for me. One of the specifics points was the question on whether to continue writing “daily devotions” as I have done for the last … Continue reading →Related Posts:Honor Your Father and Your MotherWhat is a blessing?Proverbs 16Grace: Comes Full CircleWill You Consider Some Free Advice?Powered by Contextual Related Posts
  • Taking Up My Cross: Commission
    Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.17 When they saw him, they worshiped him—but some of them doubted! 18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given … Continue reading →Related Posts:A Time of RepentanceTaking Up My Cross: PersecutionWhat Are We Doing?The PersecutedMy Fears … My SaviorPowered by Contextual Related Posts
  • Taking Up My Cross: Persecution
    “Disciples are not better than their teacher, and slaves are not better than their master.25 It is enough for disciples to be like their teacher and for slaves to be like their master. If people call the head of the … Continue reading →Related Posts:The PersecutedWorthy is the LambTaking Up My Cross: CommissionTell What I KnowWhat is Important?Powered by Contextual Related Posts
  • Taking Up My Cross: Peace or Sword
    “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”        Matthew 10:34 (NIV) There have been many people I know who find this verse … Continue reading →Related Posts:The Weeds in My LifeRock or Sand?A Good Word, but is it God’s WordWhat is Important?Mother’s Day – Jesus’ Point of ViewPowered by Contextual Related Posts
  • Taking Up My Cross: I Am Loved
    [And then Jesus said,] “See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. 17 Beware of them, for they will hand you over to councils and flog … Continue reading →Related Posts:Taking Up My Cross: CommissionWhat is Important?His Love Never EndsJesus Doesn’t Give Up!Time With JesusPowered by Contextual Related Posts
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Neufeld Computer Services

  • Fake Chrome Font Pack Alert
    I got this via e-mail alert from Barkly and thence to Bleeping Computer. Here’s the takeaway: What everyone should take away from this is that if you see a popup on a page stating that you need to download a Chrome Font Pack, you should immediately close the browser and not visit the site again. […]
  • Shopping on Amazon: The HP Omen Laptop
    I had an opportunity to look at this computer this week in the flesh, or better in the silicon, and so I thought I’d put it up here for shopping at This is a high end computer for gaming or serious business applications that require graphics or very high speed. Key elements to look […]
  • Link: Why You Need a WordPress Security Plugin
    An answer to the question: Do You Need a WordPress Security Plugin? The explanation is also useful in helping those who aren’t experts understand why computer security must be regularly updated.
  • Dreamweaver FTP Error
    Today I was setting up a site to edit using PHP and MySQL with Dreamweaver 2017. I like to use a test site that’s on my VPS, not my local machine. There’s a little bit of overhead time, but a number of things work better. Basically the public site is, while I use something […]
  • A Quick and Obvious Note on WordPress Site Errors: Check error_log
    A few minutes ago I encountered an error on one of my sites. The front end was working fine, but I got a 500 error “The site isn’t working properly. These errors remind me of when I was about 12 and was asked to spend some time playing with a six-year-old, showing him my electric […]
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