Welcome to Liberty Culture

Hello.  I want to offer an official introduction to my readers after the new look and name change to LibertyCulture.com and re-introduce who I am.  Some of you might wonder if this is a brand new blog. It's been around as the NewEpistles blog.  Since I haven't been blogging as avidly as I used to …

Happy New Year and a few predictions for 2019

Happy New Year. A few predictions for 2019. Here goes mine including a few weird ones. I'm interesting in knowing what some of your predictions are. 1. MUSIC: several Christian contemporary songs will hit the mainstream pop charts. 2. RELIGION: the Baptist church and other Evangelicals denominations will get enlightened, ban together and elect their …

New domain name for this blog?

I have been thinking about getting a new domain name for this blog. Years ago, I lost a previous domain name for NewEpistles but didn't have time to blog anyway.  Now, I've been thinking it still might be good to have a dedicated one that is free from WordPress' secondary free domain.  I'm debating whether …

“Fake news” is a misnomer

Facebook wouldn't admit it but I think Zuckerberg and Facebook's ideals are being bought out by profit from foreign money. I was asking myself why he made these comments. Recent news (BBC here) was released that Facebook has developed a censorship tool for China.  The Chinese Communist regime (PRC) is known to censor anything its …

Some great posts on other blogs

Hey people, here's a good thought on human righteousness which prompted me to think more on whether it should always be devolved to "filthy rags" as Paul put it. It's well-balanced. Have a read on Gospel Relevance (David Qaoud) "Why Your Deeds Are Not Like Filthy Rags." Why Your Deeds Are Not Like Filthy Rags. …

New Epistles domain name was lost

Some of my old readers may not know that I've lost the old domain name of NewEpistles.com so they think the blog is down. After not having posted for a period of time,  I neglected to renew the domain so I apologize for this. I don't know if I can get back the domain name …

New Epistles now at NewEpistles.wordpress.com

Hi readers, I neglected to update the domain name for NewEpistles.com. Therefore, it has defaulted to the domain name NewEpistles.wordpress.com. Please update your link to this one. It might return to the old domain at a later date. Thank you.

Book giveaway: Romans commentary

Marc Cortez, who blogs at Scientia et Sapientia, is giving away a commentary on Romans by Douglas Moo. If you're like me and you can't afford to purchase too many commentaries, go there and enter the contest.  Yes I do hope to win.

Beginning D.Min studies

There will be a new thing happening in my life soon.  I'm enrolled in a D.Min. program (part-time) at Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia, Canada.  I had been thinking about doing further studies in theology/ministry for a while now and decided to apply; and I was just accepted this summer.  Yippee! I already have a …

Going back to my old look for the blog

I'm switching back to my old look.  I just switched 3 months ago so this is a record for me. I don't like switching too often but I've been dissatisfied with the look of WordPress themes. Besides, my wife said she likes the old look better. I guess that might be a good enough reason …

Attending a conference

I don't know if I'll be able to check my blog for comments for the next five days as I'll be in Minneapolis for a mission developer conference. I'll be looking for a wireless signal for my laptop but if there's nothing, I'll still be happy.  I'm looking forward to this event because I'll be …

Response to Patton’s ‘Why I’m Not Charismatic’

Scott and Marv over at To Be Continued have just finished the last of the 8-part series "Response to Patton’s 'Why I’m Not Charismatic'”  (a 22-page PDF file).  They've done a good job in critiquing Patton's paper and causing us, in every position, to consider our own arguments more carefully. [ Added: ...and here's their …

TC’s NewLeaven.com blog is now added to Reclaiming the Mind toolbar

TC Robinson, who blogs at NewLeaven.com, is a blogging friend whom I am very proud of.  TC has been my favorite biblio-theo blogger for a while now--and deservedly so.  Finally, he has been publicly recognized for the quality of his blogging by someone as respected as the theoblogger Michael Patton, founder and president of Reclaiming …

Will be blogging on the missional church

After returning from my vacation, I've been taking it easy and have been enjoying watching the highest level of soccer in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.  I've also been reading some books about the missional church and have been challenged to think more in terms of being more missional as a Christian and as a …

Will be away from blogging for a few weeks

I will be taking a few weeks off from blogging and work to spend time with my family to relax and vacation. No computer allowed, she says. Will be back in a few weeks.