Category Archives: Bible

Witnesses Against Ourselves

One of the notable aspects of the Bible’s system of justice is that it is based on witnesses, at least two witnesses, it should be noted. In stark contrast to many justice systems around the world, rumor an hearsay (“evil … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nearer To God

Nearer To God: Closing The Distance Between You And Your Creator, by Wayman Ming Jr. [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Chosen Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fire Of God’s Presence

The Fire Of God’s Presence: Drawing Near To A Holy God, by A.W. Tozer [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Generally … Continue reading

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On The Basis Of An Argument

Today while I was listening to an online lecture from Hillsdale College on mathematics and logic, the professor giving the lecture discussed a revealing passage from the Screwtape Letters where Screwtape is chiding his naive and inexperienced relative and novice … Continue reading

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Bringing It All Home

One of the themes that I appreciate about the messages of this particular Feast of Tabernacles, and one that was especially in evidence in the final message yesterday (as I write this just before breakfast) was the need to bring … Continue reading

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From Many, One

The sermonette today was a very interesting one on the similarities and parallels between the way that the United States was formed from many peoples into one nation and how it is that the Father creates the Israel of God … Continue reading

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The Greatest Servant

Today we had the live broadcast from Panama City Beach from services and it is clear that the theme of service was being targeted pretty heavily. This is definitely something that I consider for the best, even though I have … Continue reading

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The Glory Of The Latter House

How is it that we understand the principle of multiple layers of biblical meaning? Today I listened to three messages and each of them offered a different approach as to how this could be done, and it is well worth … Continue reading

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The Lord Eternal Reigns

Yesterday evening, we had an opening message from our festival coordinator that struck my mother–quite understandably–as very Nathanish, and I mean that definitely as a good thing. The sermon focused on a set of psalms, Psalms 93-100, that are labeled … Continue reading

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Traveling To Thyatira

[Note: The following is a prepared text of the sermonette I gave to the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, September 18, 2021.] Picture the scene. You are part of three buses of tourists who are … Continue reading

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