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  • Neither – Nor
    There is, says Paul … Neither Jew nor Greek yet they have different histories different ways of life different languages different cultures Neither slave nor free yet they still have different backgrounds different economic status different concerns different ways of living. Neither male nor female yet we have different physiologies different psychologies different interests different […]
  • A Failure
    The meeting was over. The contracts were signed. His business was sold. In fact, he had just sold it for considerably less than he had expected to. What had gone wrong? The younger man across the table from him wondered for a moment why the seller hadn’t gotten up and left. He, the newcomer, now […]
  • Tlisli and Village Politics
    Tlisli took a moment to thoroughly survey the people. She didn’t see any further weapons, but was extremely conscious of the fact that she had missed the fact that the man she had just defeated was carrying a knife. At the moment, she couldn’t recall whether she had seen the knife, and not categorized it […]
  • A Path Goes By
    A path goes by Along a gas line bare. Short grass grows or dies. Garbage gathers. The pole stands alone. Does the pole dream of rows of poles carrying telegrams then phone calls or perhaps electricity? Does the pole wonder why gas flows below why a person walks by why a truck dumps trash why […]
  • It Was Only One Little Thing
    “I’ve heard there was a time when this village was a nice, quiet, and safe place to live.” The man’s voice was distant, as though he was trying to remember something. The group of villagers in the small pub all looked his way. Though he had spoken quite softly, everyone heard. It was that quiet […]
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Threads from Henry’s Web



  • Link: An Assessment of the Threat of Nuclear War
    This article from FiveThirtyEight.com is well worth reading: We’re Edging Closer to Nuclear War.
  • Quick Note on Open Dialogue, Tim Keller, and the Kuyper Prize
    I’m traveling, and will only comment briefly. I would link to the Princeton Seminary president’s comments and to the basic information about the Kuyper Prize. I’m not going to get into the details of this issue. It appears that Keller will speak, but will not be awarded the Kuyper prize. I’m definitely not in the Reformed camp, so who gets honored is very much not my affair. I’m very interested in religious dialogue, and for there to be real dialogue,… Read More Read More
  • Who Is Saved
    I can believe someone else has a good relationship with God, is saved, or is going to heaven without also believing they are right in all their beliefs. I believe I’m in a good relationship with God and am doubtless wrong about many things.
  • 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.
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Participatory Bible Study Blog



  • Link: An Assessment of the Threat of Nuclear War
    This article from FiveThirtyEight.com is well worth reading: We’re Edging Closer to Nuclear War.
  • Quick Note on Open Dialogue, Tim Keller, and the Kuyper Prize
    I’m traveling, and will only comment briefly. I would link to the Princeton Seminary president’s comments and to the basic information about the Kuyper Prize. I’m not going to get into the details of this issue. It appears that Keller will speak, but will not be awarded the Kuyper prize. I’m definitely not in the Reformed camp, so who gets honored is very much not my affair. I’m very interested in religious dialogue, and for there to be real dialogue,… Read More Read More
  • Who Is Saved
    I can believe someone else has a good relationship with God, is saved, or is going to heaven without also believing they are right in all their beliefs. I believe I’m in a good relationship with God and am doubtless wrong about many things.
  • 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.
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Jody’s Devotionals



Neufeld Computer Services



  • Malware Warning for Windows Users
    If you don’t have automatic updates on your computer, you need to check this: Massive Global Ransomware Attack Underway, Patch Available. This is from the folks at Wordfence, who, in my experience, have been right on the money multiple times. If you don’t have automatic updates set, update your computer immediately and make sure to […]
  • 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 Amazon.com. 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 xxxxx.com, while I use something […]
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