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In 2005 I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of Andy first through his blogs and then via the telephone. He has decided to resume blogging after more than a year off. This along with his essays will keep you coming back for more. As you will discover by reading his posts, he is a retired pastor and Christian counselor. You will find his humor and insights both entertaining and thought provoking. BABINC is delighted to share our space with him.--GEM
You may freely copy the materials by Andy Bustanoby posted here on condition that you do not charge for their use, and provided that you credit the author and do not alter or misrepresent the content.
MUST WE BEG GOD TOO? - 11-27-09
When One Is Two, And Two Are One - 10-13-09
ARE YOU AFRAID OF HELL? - 09-30-09
AFRAID OF GOD? - 09-20-09
PRAISE THE LORD OR PRAISE JEHOVAH? - 09-11-09
Will We Have Bodies In Heaven? - 01-14-08
Husband Hits Wife in Head with Toilet!
Watch Out for Apophenia
Happy Birthday To Me
How About Organic Booze? now with P.S.
More Holy Confusion -- Abusing the
Bible and the Body
Saved But Not Forgiven?
WHY DO CHRISTIANS HURT?
We offer the text of the following five messages with the expectation
that you will benefit from them as much as others in the Body who from
time-to-time find themselves also hurting.
Called to Trial and Perfection (James 1:1-18) - 1 of 4
Called to Suffering (Romans 5:1-5) - 2 of 4
Called to be a Living Sacrifice (Romans 12:1-8) - 3 of 4
Called to Weakness (2 Corinthians 12:7-10) - 4 of 4
Knowing God's Will and Doing It -- Philippians 2:12-13.
NOUTHETIC COUNSELING AND NATURAL THEISM
To introduce Andy's essays on nouthetic counseling we quote From Lewis Sperry Chafer. In his Systematic Theology, Vol. I, p. 140, he wrote the following on the topic of Nnatural Theistic Arguments.
"The book of nature is as much God's book as is the Book of revelation. The universe is His work and therefore must attest His Being, and, as far as it can advance, unfold His ways. The voice of nature and the voice of revelation proceeding from the same source must harmonize; nor can either be slighted with impunity. It is not contended that the book of nature is comparable in extent, exactness, or elucidation, with the Book of revelation. Pious minds, wholly satisfied with the Scriptures of Truth, should not be indifferent to the testimony of nature; nor should the superficial and profane disregard the pleadings of reason. The sincere student of truth will hardly do so. He will not avert his eye from the light God. As their names denote, philosophy is "the love of wisdom" and science is "the interpretation of nature"; therefore, no worthy philosopher will ignore the Source of all truth and no sincere scientist will shrink from the investigation or right evaluation of the claims of naturalistic theism."
This paper entitled "The
Sufficiency of Scripture" discusses nouthetic counseling
What Does It Mean? The hermeneutics of Natural Theology -- this is a follow up to the prior essay -- The Sufficiency of Scripture
Andy's response to comments about the above essays.
Nouthetic Counseling and Knowing God: Essay #3 continues the discussion. Who's In Charge Here? (Part I)
Who's In Charge Here? (Part II)
Click here to read responses to these essays on the sovereignty of God
Charlie Taught Me Something About
An Enigma* Called the Church
The Parable of the Orange Pylons
Peter's Love Song
Beware of Thieves and Robbers
Hilarity At the Hospital?
Humble Pie Recipe
The Origin of the "Honest Mistake"
Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire
PETA MEMBERSHIP, ANYONE?
The Tootsie Roll That Talked
May I See Your License and Registration?
Florence Nightingale: Nursing the Wounded
What On Earth Do You Think You're Doing!?
If You Love Bob, Honk!
Mount Zion Gazette
NOW? When and Where?
The Purpose Driven Temple
Eye Problems In Washington
Fat Cats Grow Dizzy After Eating Berries
What's Wrong With Therapeutic Counseling?
I Got Some Leaven In My E-Mail
The Parable of the Short Legs
Not So Blithe In Blytheville
Rainy Days and Mondays
The End Game
The Murmuring Monk
"You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You"
Stop Trying To Be Spiritual
I Got An E-Mail From Blind Bartimaeus
Is God Trying To Get Your Attention?
Watch Out; They're Back!
Does Your Dog Bite?
The Wars You Can't Win
And Then There Were Eleven
Is Falling In Love Enough? (1)
Where Is My Mate; Where Is My Nest?
"FW: FW: Stop The Fiction"
Those Megabites Really Hurt
Is Falling In Love Enough? (2)
A Thessalonian Thanksgiving
Signs of the Times?
Poor Or Lazy?
No Shortcuts To Smarts
Paralyzed Churches and the Nuclear Option
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