Posts by Scott Roberts (Page 4)

Posts by Scott Roberts (Page 4)

Why I Won’t Drink Alcohol Anymore

Approximate Reading Time: 7 Minutes What I’m about to say is full of my own opinions along with my attempt at well-thought-out reasons why I do not drink alcoholic beverages. With the exception of point #6, these are not presented or implied that these are Christian doctrine or theology. Instead, they’re mainly personal arguments why I have no desire to touch the stuff. I wish to make a few important points before I start things off: A. Some people have natural inclinations…

How to Argue Your Faith Online, Part Two

Approximate Reading Time: 10 Minutes Here is the follow-up article to an earlier post, How to Argue Your Faith Online, Part One. Before proceeding, I urge you to read that post in full to get a more well-rounded understanding before continuing on with these. Go ahead. I’ll wait. Are you back? Excellent! This time out I’ll introduce several more concepts, many of which tackle how you write and how you speak. Let’s get to it immediately… 6. Study Up On…
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How to Argue Your Faith Online, Part One

Approximate Reading Time: 5 Minutes Don’t let your defense of Christianity turn into this! “But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.” – 1 Peter 3:15 Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ is our mandate as Christ followers (Matthew 28:19). In doing so, we inevitably will encounter people countering our beliefs in…
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A New Undertaking in Writing…and a New Beginning

Approximate Reading Time: 8 Minutes Even though it doesn’t seem that long, I’ve been doing blogging for an entire decade, and then some. This whole adventure started with a general-purpose platform for my silly writing excursions on my “main” website of scottrobertsweb.com. You see, around 2006 and 2007, I, being a website designer, whipped together a rudimentary content management system (for you non-techies, I’m referring software such as WordPress that runs on the back-end). I hardly knew what the topic…
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Jesus is the Only Way!

Approximate Reading Time: 4 Minutes For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. – Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! This is something that I can’t be silent about. It’s changed me in ways that I cannot even describe. I am no better than any of you. I’ve sinned, I’ve stumbled, and I’ve…

FireTalkers: Busting Chile Myths with Dave DeWitt

Approximate Reading Time: 4 MinutesHere is s re-publication of a popular blog post from 2009. Enjoy! It seems as though when I go both online and in the “real world,” whenever I mention the fact that I’m into chile peppers and hot sauce, there’s a good chance that the people I meet will drudge up a misconception, myth, or urban legend about the subject. To help clear the constant confusion, I’ve for the longest time wanted to make a blog…
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Review of Doc Love’s THE SYSTEM – THE DATING DICTIONARY

Approximate Reading Time: 6 Minutes In the grand matters of life and love and dating, I’m definitely not a pick-up artist. I’m not looking for “friends with benefits” or a “no strings attached” sexual relationship (quite frankly, that concept sickens me) or a one-night stand. Instead, Scott Roberts is a regular, down-to-earth, single guy and a full-time dad to two teenage boys looking for “the one”. I’m seeking a healthy, long term relationship with a woman that will hopefully lead…
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Is There a Pungency Scale For Garlic, Horseradish, Wasabi, Mustard, Onions, Cinnamon, Ginger and Black Pepper?

Approximate Reading Time: 4 Minutes Most every fiery foods fan knows that it is the chemical called Capsaicin that gives chile peppers a “hot” or “spicy” sensation and that the amount of Capsaicin present in chile pods (and other things like hot sauce) is measured on the Scoville Scale. A question I sometimes get asked is, “Scott, is there a way to measure the amount of “heat” or pungency in other “spicy” items like black pepper, ginger, horseradish, garlic, wasabi,…
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Super-Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce Recipe

Approximate Reading Time: 2 Minutes Alright, you want hot? You got it! These are some hot wings! This super-hot buffalo wing sauce recipe is for serious chileheads only. If you’re a certifiable heat freak and are tired of other buffalo wing sauce recipes leaving your tongue disappointed with a flat heat level, then these scorchers should do the trick. First, you will need two things: 2-3 pounds of assorted chicken wings, both flats and drumettes. Approximately 1 quart of cooking…
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Cuts of Pork – Get to Know the Parts of a Pig

Approximate Reading Time: 4 Minutes Are you a True BBQ Pitmaster? Do You Know Your Cuts of Pork? There is nothing on God’s green earth that quite compares to a perfectly-cooked beef steak or grilled or smoked chicken.  But my favorite grilled or barbecued animal of choice? It is perhaps the pig. Pork is undeniably one of the most commonly consumed meats in the world. My preference for swine is due to the meat being sweet and juicy, almost to the…
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Firetalkers: Interview with Michael Anthony of Chickenfoot and Van Halen

Approximate Reading Time: 14 MinutesTo millions of Van Halen fans, bass player Michael Anthony was not only the cucumber-cool glue that held the band together and provided their distinctive high harmonies, but was also the member of the band they could identify with the most; more specifically, a down-to-earth, real guy that you’d want to sit down and have a beer with. Unfortunately, in 2004, Michael was unceremoniously ousted from Van Halen to make room for Eddie Van Halen’s son…
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Complete Listing of National Food Days

Approximate Reading Time: 15 Minutes Has it ever happened to you? It did with me a few weeks ago. It was National Taco Day (October 4th) and I didn’t find out until late that night before going to bed. If I’d-a-known about that fact in the morning, I would have prepared a righteous taco feast for my two boys and me. Well, maybe not, but it’s still cool to have prior knowledge of some sentimental favorites just in case you…
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Ultimate Taco Seasoning Recipe

Approximate Reading Time: 2 Minutes So you’re looking for a good taco seasoning recipe? Maybe a variation with some spicy chile pepper kick to it? Well, my fellow foodie and internet traveler, you’ve come to the right destination! How I came to creating this particular taco seasoning spice mix is as follows. Please bear with me. “Mexican night” around Casa Del Roberts is a frequently-occurring and much-anticipated occasion. Naturally, whether our main vessel of holding and consuming taco meat comes…
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Grilling Wings Missouri-Style

Approximate Reading Time: 2 Minutes What’s that? Do you mean haven’t tried chicken wing drumettes and flats “Missouri-style”? If you’re unfamiliar with this tiny little live-fire recipe twist on grilling these popular poultry pieces, it simply combines the best of grilling (hot and fast cooking) and true outdoor barbecuing (low n’ slow with a touch of wood smoke). The results are spectacular! And if you’re unlearned about grilling wings, period, and are just used to frying them indoors, you’re missing…