A Thinking Man's Thoughts Blog Posts

  • Dr. Bill Raymond with the Lord
    on Feb 28, 2015
    Dr. Bill Raymond with the Lord.Dr. Bill Raymond went home to be with the Lord whom he loved on Saturday, February 28, 2015 after a recent battle with heart failure.  Dr. Raymond was a faithful servant of Christ who I had the privilege to call a...
  • on Oct 8, 2013
    This morning my friend and mentor, Pastor Mark Franklin entered into the presence of the Savior whom He loved and faithfully served after an extended battle with cancer.  God's Word tells us that "precious in the sight of the Lord is the death o...
  • A Thinking Man's Tourney Update
    on Apr 2, 2012
    Tonight, of course, is the NCAA Men's Championship game in New Orleans.The game tonight pits two of the most historically successful programs in all of men's basketball and I would imagine it should be a good game.  Both teams won tough games in...
  • on Mar 24, 2012
    A Thinking Man's Tourney UpdateWant to get this update up before the Elite Eight is over.Going into the Elite Eight, Andy Efting has overtaken me to take the lead in our bracket challenge.1.  Andy Efting            ...
  • on Mar 22, 2012
    Just discovered that this never made it past "draft" mode.  A little out of date, now, but it was supposed to go up on Saturday - oops.9Wow, what a first round (okay, technically it is now the second round because of the "First Four" thing, but...
  • on Mar 22, 2012
    Tonight begins the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament.Things have been very busy and I have not had much time to check things out, but I thought I would update the standings from after the round of 32.1 Frank Sansone       184 2...
  • It's Tourney Time - 2012 Edition
    on Mar 12, 2012 in Basketball Fun
    For a number of years I have run a free NCAA Bracket challenge just for the fun of it. Those of you who were with me at Heritage or even GCCS, may remember filling out brackets back in the day. For the last few years, I have done this online through...
  • So Who's at the Next Table, Anyway?
    on Oct 4, 2011 in Friends Links Speach
    "So Who's at the Next Table, Anyway?" - That is the title of a recent post by my friend and fellow bi-vocational pastor (in Scotland) Jon Gleason. Pastor Gleason is a good thinker and a great pastor. I have really enjoyed his comments and writings i...
  • Milltown Pride
    on Jun 11, 2011 in Choices Film Pride BJU
    Last night, Fellowship Baptist Church of Salisbury hosted the Regional Premiere of Milltown Pride, a new film from Unusual Films (a division of Bob Jones University). It was good to see some folks out for the film and I pray the film was an encourag...
  • Free Puritan Books (for Kindle)
    on May 28, 2011
    Some of you know that one of my favorite toys/tools of the last couple of years was the Kindle that my wife got me for Christmas a couple of years ago. In fact, in my seminar on reading that I did at last year's Annual Conference of the Fellowship o...
  • NCAA Championship - and Results of A Thinking Man's Tourney Time
    on Apr 4, 2011 in Basketball
    OOOOOOOOppppsss!! Sorry!I just discovered that I accidently put this post up at the church blog (The Pastor's Pen) rather than here at my personal blog (A Thinking Man's Thoughts). This was posted on the Monday of the Championship game (and I am go...
  • Tourney Update
    on Mar 25, 2011 in Basketball
    Well, with the Sweet Sixteen half-over, I thought I would give a quick update on The Thinking Man's Tourney Time.We have a pretty close tourney this year, although Andy Rupert has a pretty significant lead overall and I am not sure he can be caught.
  • A Thinking Man's Tourney Time
    on Mar 20, 2011 in Sports Basketball
    March Madness is my favorite sporting event of the year. I love the event for the excitement of the actual games and for the great story lines that usually come out each year. It is neat to see the little guys make a run at the big guys and send th...
  • Three P's of Preaching
    on Mar 19, 2011 in Preaching
    John Murray was a theologian who taught at Princeton Theological Seminary and then helped to found Westminster Theological Seminary along with J. Gresham Machen and others. I saw some comments attributed to John Murray regarding the difference betwe...
  • One third of a French Fry short of a Big Mac Value Meal
    on Mar 18, 2011 in Money Government Politics
    Warning: Political comments (sort of)Sometimes when we hear all the big numbers involved in things like the federal budget it is easy to let it go in one ear and out the other. I read this article on the Powerline blog and thought it was a great wa...
  • Warnings
    on Mar 13, 2011 in Sunday Sermons Warnings Ezekiel
    In a couple of days is the "Ides of March." While most of us do not use the terms "ides", many of us have undoubtedly heard the expression, "Beware the ides of March." William Shakespeare includes the following exchange in his play, Julius Ceasar.A...
  • Good SoldiersOne of our men leaves this coming week to serve our country in the middle east. He is a good man and he loves the Lord, he loves his family, and he loves his country. He will be missed around here by many (including me and my family), but I rejoice...
  • Cultural Fundamentalism - A Rejoinder
    on Feb 18, 2011 in Fundamentalism
    This post is a little old because I just happened to find it in my "drafts", but I thought it was still relevant since it is not really "time-sensitive" in nature. I updated my original thoughts some to account for the time difference between the or...
  • Free Audio Book - The Pursuit of Holiness
    on Jan 17, 2011 in Books Free Resources
    I know I have not written much lately, but I did notice this today and thought I would highlight it for those few who still stop by or have my feed on some service.In the past, I have highlighted a number of Free Audio Books that have been made avail...
  • Yeah, for Merchant Circle
    on Nov 11, 2010 in Blogging Resources Internet
    A couple of weeks ago, I asked about Blog Readers in light of the fact that Ask.com announced that it was discontinuing the Bloglines service that I have used for the last few years.I have looked at a couple of the suggestions and was kind of resigne...
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