Category Archives: Bible

Book Review: Bloom’s Major Literary Characters: Satan

Bloom’s Major Literary Characters:  Satan, edited by Harold Bloom This book was one that pleased me a great deal for a variety of reasons.  For one, the book itself consists of various essays that discuss what some literary critical writers … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Death Of Satan

The Death Of Satan:  How Americans Have Lost The Sense Of Evil, by Andrew Delbanco This book is both a compelling one as well as one that challenges the spirit of the times.  The contemporary period of the United States … Continue reading

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Peace For All Who Desire Peace

There is a strange tension at the heart of pacifist thought.  If one was uncharitable, one might even consider it to be a contradiction.  I should note at the outset that I do not consider myself a pacifist.  My own … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: Isaiah 66:7-8: Shall A Nation Be Born At Once?

When we look at Bible passages, it is extremely important to recognize the sorts of double messages that exist in them.  Let us take as our text Isaiah 66:5-11, a text which looks at the consolation of Zion:  “Hear the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Take And Read

Take And Read:  Spiritual Reading:  An Annotated List, by Eugene H. Peterson Having read many of the books discussed here before, I must admit that I did not think about who was writing the book until after I read it.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Christian Philosophy

Christian Philosophy, edited by Thomas P. Flint In reading a book like this, one can have several purposes.  For one, a book like this can demonstrate the scope of Christian philosophy, demonstrating to the reader what it is that that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Into The Silent Land

Into The Silent Land:  A Guide To The Christian Practice Of Contemplation, by Martin Laird As someone who reads a great deal about the issue of contemplation and meditation, I have to say that this is the sort of book … Continue reading

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Book Review: God Gave Us The Bible

God Gave Us The Bible:  45 Favorite Stories For Little Ones, by Lisa Tawn Bergen, art by David Hohm [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah/Waterbrook Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As a Sabbath … Continue reading

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Dueling Apocalypses

For a variety of reasons, I have long found myself to be deeply interested in apocalypses, about which I have long had a complex view.  One of the more fascinating aspects of contemporary life is that there are a variety … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: How Was David Conceived In Sin?

Earlier today I received a text message from a friend of mine who had a question about something that David had said in Psalm 51:5, which says:  “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived … Continue reading

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