Update: Why the Delays?

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I’ve been quite lax on updating the site, but I’ve got excuses. Not great excuses, but excuses. I’ve recently become a teacher at a technical school. Between technical issues, course planning, and teaching, I’ve let myself get swamped. Add to that my independent contracting, and it’s just been hard to keep up. In the new […]

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Atheist Dialogue on Morality

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I’ve been performing a minor thought experiment wherein an Atheist character embraces the “mass delusion” of religion for pragmatic reasons. The following is a dialogue I’ve been fiddling with between this character – Atheomoros – and two of his atheist friends regarding shared morality and its value to society. In particular, he favors the Christian moral code and attempts to make a case for adopting it whether you believe in Christ or not.

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2 Timothy 1

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Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Passage Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, 2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our […]

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1 Timothy 6

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Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Passage Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. 2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because […]

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1 Timothy 5

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Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Passage  Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; 2 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity. 3 Honour widows that are widows indeed. 4 But if any widow have children […]

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1 Timothy 4

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Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Passage Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, […]

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1 Timothy 3

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Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Passage This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to […]

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I Timothy 2

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Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Recap Paul is writing these letters to his student and close friend Timothy, who is a Greek raised understanding the Jewish faith. Timothy is, at the present time, preaching in Ephesus, and Paul is sort of firing off many beneficial teachings […]

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I Timothy 1

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Here we begin our study of Saint Paul’s teachings to Timothy, a preacher and devoted follower of our Lord Jesus Christ

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