Category Archives: Christianity

Book Review: The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain:  An Autobiography Of Faith, by Thomas Merton In finishing this book I have completed the task of reading the books that various contemplative Christians have viewed as the 25 books that all Christians should read.  I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Institutes Of The Christian Religion

Institutes Of The Christian Religion, by John Calvin I likely would never have read this book, despite my considerable curiosity about Calvin and his religious system [1], had this book not been included as one of the twenty five books … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Biblical World: An Illustrated Atlas

The Biblical World:  An Illustrated Atlas, by Jean-Pierre Isbouts I’m going to have a lot of negative things to say about this book, so I’d like to begin by saying that I did not think that this book was a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Holman Bible Atlas

Holman Bible Atlas:  A Complete Guide To The Expansive Geography Of Biblical History, by Thomas Brisco I enjoyed reading this book a great deal.  Being generally fond of historical geography, especially related to scripture [1], I have had this book … Continue reading

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What Does The Lord Require Of You On This Day Of Atonement?

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the Day of Atonement at the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on September 19, 2018.] As I stand before a group of hungry and thirsty people, … Continue reading

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Behind The Veil

For those people who have been to weddings, one of the more fascinating aspects of the contemporary Western wedding, even if few people stop to think of its meaning with regards to their own conduct before marriage, is the matter … Continue reading

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Book Review: Soaring Higher

Soaring Higher:  One Man’s True Story Of Following God In An Adventurous And Rewarding Lifetime Of Field Evangelism, by Dr. Philip C. Eyster [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my … Continue reading

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Book Review: 5 Things Christians Must Do

5 Things Christians Must Do:  A Refreshing Yet Challenging Look At Biblical Christian Living, by F.B. Meyer [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I must admit that before … Continue reading

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Where Did The Pharisees Go Wrong?

I have written at some length previously about the usurpation of the Pharisees [1], and yesterday there was a sermon by one of our deacons (the second part of a message that is scheduled–so far–for four parts, of which I … Continue reading

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Gangster Blues

Do you like starving?  I don’t.  As anyone who knows me is aware, I am fond of eating, perhaps even a bit too fond of it sometimes, and though my tastes are not particularly fancy, they are hearty when it … Continue reading

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