December 31, 2013

Book Review

One Perfect Life by John MacArthur

This book is an interesting compilation of the life of Christ. MacArthur has a unique way of harmonizing the life of Christ as recorded in the Gospels with relevant Old Testament and New Testament Scripture.

While the book is large, over 500 pages, it is separated in such a way to make a nice easy read. The book is divided into 11 major parts of Christ's life. Within each part are sections dealing with a topic or event related to the main part. In traditional MacArthur style, each portion of Scripture has relevant notes to explain the passage as needed.

While not my most favorite life of Christ book, I recommend this to anyone interested in the harmonization of the Gospels and the life of Christ.

December 10, 2013

The Interpreter Magazine Question

The Interpreter Magazine is a bi-monthly magazine from the United Methodist Communication Office of Public Information. They are adding a new feature starting in January 2014 where they ask readers a question and print some of the responses. Below is the question for January and my response is listed below that.

With what kinds of personal issues are United Methodists dealing that might benefit from spiritual support?

United Methodists struggle with the same personal issues as any other Christian. Living in a fallen world has been a challenge and will be a challenge until Christ returns for His children. The unique struggles that United Methodists would be dealing with are those that originate from the United Methodist Conference. How does a Christian following the teachings of a church when the church no longer stays true to the Word of God? No doubt, at the next General Conference there will be a battle over issues that are clearly addressed in Scripture.

December 09, 2013

Guns & Ammo Question

Here is a letter I sent to the editor of Guns & Ammo regarding an article about caliber calculations. The author's calculations for 9mm and below are more than what I was calculating manually. We'll see what the response is.

Mauser’s Metrics?

I was not able to duplicate the Mauser’s Metrics  calculations of Craig Boddington in the January issue of Guns & Ammo.

Based on my calculations, I get the following:

6.5mm = 0.256
7mm = 0.276
8mm = 0.315
9mm = 0.354
9.3mm = 0.366
9.5mm = 0.374
10.75mm = 0.423

Am I missing something?