Category Archives: Bible

A Man Who Things Happen To

One of the most notable aspects of Isaac is that he is a man who things happen to.  There are some people in scripture who are best known for what they do.  We imagine Moses holding his staff over the … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Hitchhiker’s Guide To Jesus

A Hitchhiker’s Guide To Jesus:  Reading The Gospels On The Ground, by Bruce N. Fisk This is a rather ambivalent book in many ways.  The author combines a certain sense of openness with a desire to rise above orthodox certainty … Continue reading

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Into An Angel Of Light

2 Corinthians 11:14 gives us one of the more characteristic discussions of Satan’s deceptiveness when Paul says:  “And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.”  Recently, in the discussion to another writing of mine, one of my readers … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Pray

How To Pray:  What The Bible Tells Us About Genuine, Effective Prayer, by Reuben A. Torrey [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I must admit that I was … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Essentials Of Prayer

The Essentials Of Prayer:  How Christians Ought To Pray, by E.M. Bounds [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] If there is anyone who would be qualified to write … Continue reading

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Book Review: Light On Life’s Duties

Light On Life’s Duties, by F.B. Meyer [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book reminded of something that tends to be missing from a great deal of … Continue reading

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God Gives To His Beloved Sleep

For a variety of reasons I have often looked at Psalm 127 and its importance (often alongside Psalm 128) [1].  Although Psalm 127 is short, it touches on a lot of themes that are of deep personal interest to me, … Continue reading

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On The Legitimacy Of The Oral Law

In his discussion of Hillel called Hillel:  If Not Now, When?, noted contemporary conservative Jewish rabbi and author Joseph Telushkin commented that given the Bible’s assumption of various matters being in existence outside of the written text, that the oral … Continue reading

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To The Ends Of The Earth

This year, for the first time in the known history of the Church of God, the Feast of Tabernacles was held in the nation of Suriname [1].  As the work of preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God in … Continue reading

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With Visions Of Basil Wolverton’s Drawings Dancing In My Head

When I think of Noah’s flood [1], I think of Basil Wolverton’s drawings from The Bible Story.  Maybe not everyone has that sort of association, but for me, the childhood sight of those faces in deep distress as their world … Continue reading

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