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Discovering the Real Jesus in Monroe: Forgiving the Inexusable
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2009, 03:36:01 PM »

Forgiving the Inexusable
1 September 2009, 2:22 pm



(Sioux Falls, South Dakota)

This past Sunday I preached out of John 13:18-31. It’s the moment when Jesus is hosting the Passover meal for his disciples. Judas makes his choice to betray Jesus. ...

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Discovering the Real Jesus in Monroe: Forgiving the Inexcusable
« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2009, 11:51:00 PM »

Forgiving the Inexcusable
1 September 2009, 2:22 pm



(Sioux Falls, South Dakota)

This past Sunday I preached out of John 13:18-31. It’s the moment when Jesus is hosting the Passover meal for his disciples. Judas makes his choice to betray Jesus. ...

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Discovering the Real Jesus in Monroe: Failure
« Reply #32 on: September 03, 2009, 08:55:56 AM »

Failure
3 September 2009, 8:32 am



(Sioux Falls)

Recently someone shared with me that they wanted to follow Jesus but were afraid they would fail. Their fear of failure leads them to stay distant from God. Here are some thoughts I have a...

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Discovering the Real Jesus in Monroe: Militant Islam Holds People Hostage
« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2009, 04:30:35 PM »

Militant Islam Holds People Hostage
3 September 2009, 3:35 pm

(The Islamic Center of Toledo)

CNN.COM has this report of an Ohio Muslim teen who became a follower of Jesus and now is afraid for her life. She says that her father wants her dead because she has left Islam.

I have heard of this before and talked with ex-Muslims who now fear for their lives beca...

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Discovering the Real Jesus in Monroe: The Naturalistic Fallacy
« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2009, 09:40:56 AM »

The Naturalistic Fallacy
4 September 2009, 9:17 am



The “naturalistic fallacy” is the confused idea that moral conclusions can be drawn from scientific evidence. One can’t get “ought” from “is.”

Science qua scien...

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Discovering the Real Jesus in Monroe: In Solitude God Burns Away Self-delusion
« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2009, 09:40:24 AM »

In Solitude God Burns Away Self-delusion
7 September 2009, 8:47 am



Solitary alone-time with God is an antidote to our culture’s prevailing shallowness and illusion. Spending much time alone with God clears away the false self that we so easily construct and wear be...

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My New Roof (and thanks to Brothers Construction)
7 September 2009, 9:49 am

It’s Labor Day. I’m sitting in my upstairs office. Twenty roofers arrived a half-hour go. They’re like ants swarming above me. Like thunder rumbling in the distance.

Our old roof was… old. How old were those shingles? George Custer’s house is 400 yards to the west of u...

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Redeemer Ministry School Fall Classes Begin Sept. 22
8 September 2009, 10:53 am



Interested in taking an RMS class this fall? If so, please e-mail me or call (johnpiippo@msn.com; 734-242-5277)

Our Fall RMS classes are:

BIBLE STUDY METHODS – Josh Bentley – Fridays, 9:30 –...

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Discovering the Real Jesus in Monroe: Morphing From a Persona to Personhood
« Reply #38 on: September 09, 2009, 11:05:32 AM »

Morphing From a Persona to Personhood
9 September 2009, 9:24 am



(Linda, in Windsor, Canada)

PERSONA – “A persona, in the word everyday usage, is a social role or a character played by an actor. This is an Italian word that derives from the Latin for R...

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Discovering the Real Jesus in Monroe: True Greatness
« Reply #39 on: September 10, 2009, 12:30:36 PM »

True Greatness
10 September 2009, 11:51 am



J. P. Moreland describes most people in our American culture as “empty selves, drunk with seeking happiness and, as a result, individualistic, narcissistic, infantile people who approach others as ...

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If God Made the Universe, Who or What Made God?
10 September 2009, 9:49 pm



(Sterling State Park)

Some people (usually not professional philosophers) ask the question, “If God made the universe, who or what made God?” The answer to this question is: it’s a non...

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2000-Year-Old Synagogue Found Near the Sea of Galilee
11 September 2009, 5:57 pm



If I wasn’t doing what I’m doing I would like to be an archaeologist in the Ancient Near East. Here’s the link (Jerusalem Post) to the discovery of an ancient synagogue (prayer house) in Migdala...

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Discovering the Real Jesus in Monroe: God Gave Us Larry Norman
« Reply #42 on: September 12, 2009, 10:40:50 AM »

God Gave Us Larry Norman
12 September 2009, 10:07 am



I’m approaching my 40-year anniversary as a follower of Jesus. Way back in 1970 I was a drug-using, alcohol abusing, guitar-playing pseudo-hippie who had flunked out of college because of partying too ...

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Discovering the Real Jesus in Monroe: The Key to What the Real Jesus Is All About
« Reply #43 on: September 12, 2009, 11:45:41 PM »

The Key to What the Real Jesus Is All About
12 September 2009, 10:56 pm



(I took this picture in the Arab Sector of the Old City of Jerusalem)

I’m preaching tomorrow out of Luke 22:24-30. Jesus’ disciples are arguing among themselves as to which one of them ...

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Discovering the Real Jesus in Monroe: (More On) True Greatness
« Reply #44 on: September 14, 2009, 11:46:01 AM »

(More On) True Greatness
14 September 2009, 10:58 am



(My friend Hal Ronning, in Jerusalem)

Luke 22:24 – “Also a dispute arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest.” Jesus responds to this by making an analogy...

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