In Conclusion. . .

The title of this blog is The Anti-Itch Meditation. It’s a very unique and creative title I came up with myself based on 2 Timothy 4:3:

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears

Depending on what blog format I use, a subtitle also pops up which says, “Doing my God-given job to not tell you what you want to hear.”

I started the blog in January 2004, and for many years enjoyed being a dork, challenging commonly said Christian phrases, analyzing what famous pastors are saying, pointing out Christian ridiculousness, and analyzing my own long-held beliefs.

It was fun and I learned a lot. I have also gotten sick and tired of arguing over stuff. Internet discourse is perhaps the most unprofitable form of discourse ever invented. I don’t always like being a dork. I don’t like being known as a dork. I fear my desire to point out Christian stupidity makes me harder to talk to, as people fear I’ll go after them next.

So, long story short. I’m done with this blog. It served its purpose. My desire to be a dork on here is dying off, as can be seen by my irregularity of posting over the last months. I have thought many times about quitting it.

My sermons will still be posted here, as they have to be in order to work with Apple’s podcast service.

I have also begun a new blog that will be more personal and perhaps more helpful. We shall see. My fingers need to type, so that’s where they will be typing next.

I would like to thank my faithful readers over the years. Those who have politely, and edifyingly conversed with me. Frank, Davy, Nate, Nutty Nut Job, Glenn, Onesimus, Ruth, The Seeking Disciple, Scotte, Milton, and others.

To those who commented and drove me insane, thanks for taking the time to let me know how stupid I am. I never would have known that without your input!

I only asked for money one time on this blog, many years ago to raise money for a new garbage can. I believe I got $6. I mentioned my book for sale on Amazon a handful of times. Other than that, I did not ask for money, I just wanted to write, make you think, and be helpful.

There were several main points I made all the time on this blog that I shall leave you with:

  1. The Bible is a great book and none of us knows it as well as we think we do. Read it. Study it. Memorize it. Learn all you can about it. Get your brain wired to think biblically. It’s the best use of time on earth. Do it.
  2. Context. To understand the Bible, you need the context. Don’t rip things out of context to make a point. Always check people’s quotations of verses and cross-references–They frequently do not say what they think they say.
  3. Examine your faith. Don’t take some guy’s word for it. Think about what you believe. The unexamined faith is not worth believing. Analyze everything you hear with the Bible. Test the spirits.
  4. Church History. Know it. It explains lots of what is going on in the church today. It points out mistakes people make with faith that you can avoid. There is nothing new under the sun. Your heresy is as old as anyone else’s!
  5. Calvinism is of the Devil.

That is all.