Springer Mountain

Aiming therefore at such great things, remember that you must not allow yourself any inclination, however slight, towards the attainment of others; but that you must entirely quit some of them, and for the present postpone the rest. But if you would have these, and possess power and wealth likewise, you may miss the latter …

Springer Mountain Read More »

Hiking Texas Trails

Here is a report from all the hikes I’ve made in Texas. Hikes near Austin: Barton Creek Trail(s) – This trail, or collection of trails, is also called the greenbelt. Since it is accessible from Zilker Park and other locations in South Austin it is quite a busy trail. Popular with hikers and bikers alike. …

Hiking Texas Trails Read More »

Graphical Representation of Lutheran Soteriology and (lacking) Theodicy

Soteriology:Theodicy: This first graph is the Lutheran view of soteriology (as it has taken me years to pry out of them).  They believe there are three major soteriological teachings of Scripture (“Christ died for all”, “Not all will be saved”, and “Salvation is a work of God Alone”) and that we should not try to …

Graphical Representation of Lutheran Soteriology and (lacking) Theodicy Read More »

On Literal Interpretation of the Bible, Part 2

Genre Analysis In “Hermeneutics, Principles and Processes of Biblical Interpretation” by Henry A. Virkler (not to be confused with the Fonz, Henry Winkler) we read the following regarding genre analysis or literary form: “For purposes of our analysis at this point, it is sufficient to speak of three general literary forms – prose, poetry, and …

On Literal Interpretation of the Bible, Part 2 Read More »

Praise and Worship

To praise is to say good things about. To praise God is to say good things about God. This certainly should not be difficult for those who love God. God is the creator of the world, our provider, our savior, and in whom we have hope. To worship is to show dedication. To worship God …

Praise and Worship Read More »


Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ. – Romans 10:17