Greetings, February 2020!

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Father God, thank You for the start of this new month! Lord, for those of us in the North, help us to endure winter. Thank You that the sun is rise earlier and staying light later. Thank You Lord that Spring always follows every winter season, literally and figuratively.

Thank You Lord for this reader. Lord God, I do not know what all has happened in the past month for this reader; however, I ask for Your grace and mercy. For those who made New Year’s Resolutions or spiritual goals, help us to embrace the monotony of consistency. Help us to be diligent in reaching the goals that we have set.

Lord God, I ask that You remind us that You call us to love our fellow man, not just people who we agree with politically. Lord God, help us to rise above political parties and to live in and for Your Kingdom, bringing You glory. Help us Lord to listen, help us to have compassion. Lord God, Your Word says that we should be known for our love, we want and desire to live this command. May we desire and manifest the fruit of Your Spirit; rather than desiring and craving the lies of comfort, ease and excess that this world hurls at us.

Lord God, this life is not easy. Thank You Jesus for knowing, understanding and overcoming our weaknesses. Thank You Triune God for our salvation. As this world gets ever darker, help us to live more and more connected to You and Your Truth.

Thank You Father for never abandoning us. May we grow more in our devotion and application to You and Your Word in this new month. In  Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.

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Blue Collar Theologian

My name is Mandy Sweigart-Quinn, I live in Lancaster, PA and I am a “Blue Collar Theologian.” I love Jesus! I am passionate about His Word (The Holy Bible)! I come alive when I can encourage others in their walk with Jesus (whether by writing or speaking). As a “Blue Collar Theologian” it is my aim to live/practice/work out my Christian hope with sincerity, authenticity and genuineness. As a “Blue Collar Theologian,” I strive to meet people right where they are (“Incarnational Theology”). I graduated in May 2019 from Capital Seminary and Graduate School with a Master's in Biblical Studies. I am a passionate, excited and enthusiastic person! I love flowers, sports and sunsets. Since January 2, 2018 I have had the privilege of being married to Nathan.

26 thoughts on “Greetings, February 2020!”

  1. Amen, Mandy. As I was reading what you said about political parties, I could see our neighborhood in the spring four years ago. The trees were budding, the flowers blooming, the grass was a beautiful deep green … and everywhere you looked, yard signs were ruining the view. *sigh*

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  2. Gonna be answering your comment on here: Is your friend who is post mill more influenced by Theonomic Postmillennialism? It seems those who are postmil, are that variety today with Greg Bahnsen, RJ Rushdoony and Kenneth Gentry being the biggest influence. I was leaning towards this way years ago and it seems the name that comes up again and again is Gentry (not to be confused with Peter Gentry in Southern Seminary). I don’t know of any particular title by him though but I’m sure a search will reveal that of a positive case for Postmill from him. I haven’t seen much refutation of Post mill which I think you of course know that it kind of died down in the 20th century because of 2 world wars made people less optimistic. I think for me I moved away from Postmill tendencies after seeing more of Premill being better way of interpreting Revelation 19-20

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    1. Jim, you are amazing, thank you for your time! The guy in my cohort is influenced by Federal Vision Theology. I will be honest, I did NOT know what this until three months ago and I still do not understand it. For what it’s worth, I hold to a premil hermeneutic as well. As a biblicist I do not believe Jesus, Paul, Peter, James nor John believe the world will get better before the end. Thank you again!

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    2. Hey, Jim! The guy in my cohort is influenced by Theonomic post mil but that church and state should be separate. I will be honest, Bibliology is my area rather systematic theology. Thank you for your grace and patience with me!!! Praying for you and yours!

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      1. Wow. Yeah theonomists do believe church and state should be separate though God’s law impact both sphere. I know earlier you told me he’s also influence by Federal Vision. I don’t understand it enough but have seen my Presbyterian brothers react very strongly to it. Guy Waters is a name mentioned often of someone who refute FV. I have not read his book though. I’m glad bibliology is your area! That shapes one’s theological method!

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