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Altar to an Unknown Love: Rob Bell, C.S. Lewis, and the Legacy of the Art and Thought of Man

eBook and paperback – available at amazon.com – For more information go to: ataul.thearmoury.org 2 Timothy 3:1,4: “In the last days…men will be…lovers of hedonism [φιλήδονοι]…” For centuries, the world of professing Christendom has faced countless contests regarding the nature … Continue reading

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Victoria Osteen and “Christian Hedonism”

Victoria Osteen’s dark moment of honesty before a watching world has generated much buzz and discussion lately. However, one must wonder why there is so much surprise in this – she has simply admitted to the very core of her … Continue reading

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The Bitter-Sweet Lessons of Divine Providence

Last month I stumbled upon some sad and difficult news, the likes of which I will not describe in detail, but will only say that it involves a church in the northern Midwest. I heard about this news via a … Continue reading

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Does Paul “Invite” or “Anticipate” Human Reason?

One of the most interesting aspects of the Apostle Paul’s pedagogical methodology is his frequent use of staged questions which come from the vantage point of human reasoning. The book of Romans is filled with such a trail of staged … Continue reading

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Book Review: Covenant Theology–A Baptist Distinctive

Covenant Theology – A Baptist Distinctive: Edited by Earl M. Blackburn with contributions by Walter J. Chantry, Ken Fryer, Fred A. Malone, Kenneth Puls, and Justin Taylor (Solid Ground Christian Books, Birmingham, Alabama 2012) 164 pages. Simply put, Covenant Theology … Continue reading

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Why Miykael?

Why does my blog bear the name www.miykael.com? For one simple reason – my name, Michael, is a Hebrew name and is spelled Miykael in its original, Hebraic form. Throughout my youth, I thought nothing of my name and knew … Continue reading

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“Friends” from Facebook (Repost from 2009)

This is a repost from 2009 on The Armoury – http://www.thearmoury.org/2009/11/friends-from-facebook.html A Grouchy Disclaimer Regarding Facebook:  Some time ago I received an e-request to sign-up for the popular website called Facebook.  This was initiated by someone that I know personally, … Continue reading

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Christ, the Centerpiece of Everything

         “Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.”          — Romans 3:31 “When the believer is adopted into the Lord’s family, his relationship to old Adam and the law ceases … Continue reading

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May God Have Mercy on America

Here in America the expression, God bless America, has become such a common utterance in presidential speeches that it now seems like a cheap tag line with little meaning. I say this because God has blessed this nation, in abundance, … Continue reading

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Dear “Self-Respecting Calvinists” –

The world of Christian media is a bit of a two-edged sword. Through it many Bible teachers have helped the cause of the Gospel in the lives of many men and women. It is this side of the sword that … Continue reading

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