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  • Re: Where is the liberalism in...? (Fear not, this is not a debate)

    [quote user="Robert Perron"]So, since I am not familiar with all things critical, I can't help but not trust the material or at the very least, take it for what it is, the opinions of the authors.[/quote] I read your post as saying that your lack of experience with or knowledge of "all things critical" in some way justifies your lack of trust in the
    Posted to General by Bill Coley on Fri, Jun 6 2014
  • Re: Where is the liberalism in...? (Fear not, this is not a debate)

    [quote user="Denise"] Well, don't be fooled by 'us conservatives'. There was a time in the 1800s when 'conservative' meant you studied your Bible. These days, it's which books and commentaries you can safely read (hint, hint ... not Ehrman). Yes, you have to check your publishing history (you DO publish, don't you?), what presuppositions underlie your
    Posted to General by Bill Coley on Sun, Jun 1 2014
  • Re: "Water" Rededication

    [quote user="Willard Scott"] es. ... For instance: “If I was in charge,” Palin said Saturday in Indianapolis, “they would know, waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists [/quote] Nicely done, Willard.
    Posted to General by Bill Coley on Wed, Apr 30 2014
  • Re: Forum Respect..

    [quote user="Denise"]I'm over on the far-right, and quite frankly main-stream 'of course' theological statements are offensive. But I just lather on some more skin.[/quote] Thanks for the inspiration, Denise, which has given me a new way to refer to myself: From now on I will be an "Of course Christian"!... without the extra skin, of course.
    Posted to General by Bill Coley on Wed, Apr 30 2014
  • Re: Worldwide flood myths and Noah's Flood

    [quote user="David Paul"] Add to this the situation I have addressed in other threads--that YHWH has stated explicitly that He has deliberately introduced disinformation and misinformation into the mix--and it becomes hideously easy to draw false conclusions about important concerns. And I wouldn't rely too heavily on the Holy Spirit to keep you out
    Posted to General by Bill Coley on Sun, Apr 20 2014
  • Re: Theistic Evolutuonists

    [quote user="David Paul"]I think YHWH created creation with physical and mathematical characteristics that are essentially apparitions. By "apparition" I mean that they have a seeming history that in fact never existed or took place. Dinosaurs never existed except as fossils. The Big Bang with the subsequent cosmic inflation just found to be supported
    Posted to General by Bill Coley on Mon, Apr 7 2014
  • Re: Barnes' view of sin

    [quote user="David Paul"]The missing ingredient is "reason", as in "why". (For what it's worth, if memory serves, S&W would punctuate that previous sentence as..."reason," as in "why.")[/quote] David, this forum's natives will get restless if we allow this off-topic conversation to continue much longer, so I will cease and desist after this post. With
    Posted to General by Bill Coley on Wed, Oct 2 2013
  • Re: Barnes' view of sin

    [quote user="David Paul"]There is no shibboleth here, thus there is no valid reason for altering the rule as it applies in all cases...s's.[/quote] There is no rule being altered, David. The rule that applies in all cases is that you may form the possessive of certain nouns via either s's or 's, as long as you do so consistently. That's the rule. The
    Posted to General by Bill Coley on Wed, Oct 2 2013
  • Re: Barnes' view of sin

    [quote user="David Paul"]You are referring to the Barnes's Notes Barnes, right? ( General statement: It should be Barnes's, not Barnes'...your grade school teacher was wrong if she taught you otherwise; hence, Thomas's doubt & Jesus's resurrection, not Thomas' doubt and Jesus' resurrection. )[/quote] Actually, if your grade school teacher taught you
    Posted to General by Bill Coley on Tue, Oct 1 2013
  • Re: Is everyone welcome here?

    [quote user="Michael Childs"] [quote user="Bill Coley"] A colloquial definition: If you're more interested in others' hearing your opinions than your hearing theirs, you're opinionated . [/quote] Great colloquial definition. I agree. And I still think that I am opinionated, you are opinionated, everyone is. Politeness is the art of controlling one's
    Posted to General by Bill Coley on Fri, Sep 13 2013
  • Re: Is everyone welcome here?

    [quote user="Butters"] [quote user="Bill Coley"] A colloquial definition: If you're more interested in others' hearing your opinions than your hearing theirs, you're opinionated . The state of opinionation (try to find that one in your dictionary!) is not the exclusive province of any particular theological/political/socio-economic community. Opinions
    Posted to General by Bill Coley on Fri, Sep 13 2013
  • Re: Is everyone welcome here?

    A colloquial definition: If you're more interested in others' hearing your opinions than your hearing theirs, you're opinionated . The state of opinionation (try to find that one in your dictionary!) is not the exclusive province of any particular theological/political/socio-economic community. Opinions don't cause opinionation; people do. Intolerance
    Posted to General by Bill Coley on Fri, Sep 13 2013
  • Re: OT: Intriguing article on digital Bibles

    [quote user="Dan Francis"] [quote user="Bill Coley"]it seems to me we have far better things to occupy our time than line drawing.[/quote] “He drew a circle that shut me out- Heretic , rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle and took him In ! From the poem " Outwitted” ― Edwin Markham -Dan [/quote]
    Posted to General by Bill Coley on Fri, Aug 23 2013
  • Re: OT: Intriguing article on digital Bibles

    [quote user="Super Tramp"]I choose to attend a church where people dress to honour God. They respect their neighbours by participating in the service at the appropriate time and in the appropriate manner.[/quote] In order to define "the line" we need boundaries for standards such as dress that "honours" God (James 2.1-4) and worship participation that
    Posted to General by Bill Coley on Fri, Aug 23 2013
  • Re: OT: Intriguing article on digital Bibles

    [quote user="BKMitchell"] [quote user="Super Tramp"] No, I see nothing sinful about the device itself but what effect it has on the worship experience of others does matter. Would it be wrong to use an audio Bible in worship service? What if I am blind? Would my personal needs outweigh those of my fellow worshippers? [/quote] Good point! If someone
    Posted to General by Bill Coley on Thu, Aug 22 2013
  • Re: Crash when opening a layout

    [quote user="Bradley Grainger (Logos)"] This is a bug in 4.6c SR-3 that we plan to fix in the next service release. I don't have a release date for SR-4 yet, and I don't think there's any workaround, sorry. [/quote] Thank you, Bradley. It's good to know the issue is on your side of the equation, not mine!
    Posted to Logos 4 by Bill Coley on Wed, Aug 14 2013
  • Re: Crash when opening a layout

    [quote user="Dave Hooton"]I don't think so, as some fontsize parameter is causing the crash whilst loading the layout. Remove the Notes & New Tab panels in L5 and see if that makes a difference.[/quote] Thank you, Dave. The Notes panel was my first guess since it is the one feature that is unique to the offending layout among the seven. I will try your
    Posted to Logos 4 by Bill Coley on Wed, Aug 14 2013
  • Crash when opening a layout

    I have seven layouts on my Logos installation. Six of those seven layouts open without issue on both my home (Win 7-Home) machine and the church office (Win XP-sp3) machine. The seventh layout opens without issue on the home (Logos 5) machine, but crashes the Logos 4 installation on the church machine. I have attached the log files created by the most
    Posted to Logos 4 by Bill Coley on Tue, Aug 13 2013
  • Re: Is it just me, or...

    [quote user="Michael Childs"] The problem with Swaggart is not that he is Pentecostal. There are many Pentecostals I respect. (Jack Hayford and the late David Wilkerson are examples.) The problem is that both this man's lifestyle and scholarship have been terrible. His moral failings, along with the opulent lifestyle, are well documented. Then there
    Posted to General by Bill Coley on Thu, May 2 2013
  • Re: Is it just me, or...

    [quote user="Richard DeRuiter"]I don't think any definition of Pentecostalism works except this one: Pentecostals are those who call themselves Pentecostals. I'm sure many Pentecostals would disagree.[/quote] I don't know whether you intended your observation to be funny, but I laughed out loud at the last line. Thank you for the blessing.
    Posted to General by Bill Coley on Thu, May 2 2013
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