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Now Writing at Things Above Us!

The all-star team over at Things Above Us has brought me onboard as a writer. My first article is about how changes in NASCAR’s points system may reflect negative societal changes. The rest of the blog is much more worth checking out and subscribing to.

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A restart at Texas Motor Speedway in November 2014. Photographer: Garrett O’Hara.

Moka Thought will continue as an outlet for things that don’t fit within Things Above Us.

 

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Short findings

“Gideon Knox” reviewed J.D. Hall’s book in 2013

My own browsing of Amazon.com today revealed a customer review of J.D. Hall’s book, Help, Mom! There are Arminians Under My Bed! written by “Gideon Knox,” a known pseudonym for Hall.

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J.D. Hall is best known as the leader behind the Pulpit & Pen discernment blog. Gideon Knox is the name of his LLC and the name under which he left a comment on my blog back in 2016.

Update 2: The following exchange contains new information on this matter.

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Update 3: I somehow made this post blank for about 1.5 hours. Kind of weird, but its up now, I hope.

Music

Discernment in Music: Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

I’ve intended to do work like this, but it looks like Jorge over at Faithful Stewardship has done the job for “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” for us already. I’m 100% in agreement here. Go check it out.

Stand by for song reviews here, but I will likely focus on music that it intended (supposedly) for corporate worship rather than the radio listening type.

Faithful Stewardship

Presentation1Today is “Discernment in Music” day here at Faithful Stewardship.

2 Corinthians 10:4-6 (ESV)
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, 6 being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.

Today, rather than wait for a song to play on the radio, I thought I’d start by looking at whatever was trending as a “top Christian song” on the radio today. According to Billboard Music, the top contender is clearly “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Hillsong United. In the interest of full-disclosure, I am not a fan of Hillsong Church.  I disagree with their theology (Dominionism, Chrislam, Presence, etc) and their ecclesiology (emergent, seeker-driven, leadership model, mega-church). I will do my best to…

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