Category Archives: Bible

Book Review: Red Letter Revolution

Red Letter Revolution:  What If Jesus Really Meant What He Said?, by Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo There are times where reading the dialogue between friends creates an enjoyable reading experience, where the familiarity of the conversation partners creates an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage

Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage:  A Christian Theology Of Roots And Renewal, by Marvin R. Wilson This is the sort of book that could have gone very well or very badly, and so I read it with some concern and even … Continue reading

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Pocatardis, Or, The Value Of Thought Experiments

As I had a more than usually busy Sabbath yesterday, I did not have the chance to have a great deal of interpersonal interactions with other people because I did a fair amount of rushing about hither and yon.  During … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lies That Bind

The Lies That Bind And The Truth That Sets You Free, by Dr. Deborah Waterbury [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Adams PR Group.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading this book I had … Continue reading

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Book Review: Transformed

Transformed:  Challenging Myths About The Power-Filled Life, by Christy Wimber [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Reading about the power of the Holy Spirit from people who … Continue reading

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But The Jerusalem Above Is Free, Which Is The Mother Of Us All

[Note:  The following is the text of a prepared Bible Study for a get-together over Mother’s Day weekend at the Oregon Coast with some close friends of mine.] In Galatians 4:21-31, we are presented with a complicated and difficult Pauline … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Most Misused Stories In The Bible

The Most Misused Stories In The Bible, by Eric J Bargerhuff [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In many cases, misuse is in the eye of the … Continue reading

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On Creating Accidental Books: The Best That I Could Do, Volume 1

How does one go about accidentally creating a book for oneself?  Contrary to popular belief, this is not such an infrequent occurrence for me.  To be sure, not all of the work in creating these books was accidental.  At some … Continue reading

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Book Review: Get Out Of God’s Way

Get Out Of God’s Way, by Marcos A. Miranda [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This is a book full of tensions and contradictions.  The title is combative … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Ministry Of Reconciliation: Part Six

[Note:  This message is part of a series of posts about a series of messages.  Part one is here, part two is here, part three is here, part four is here, and part five is here.] In his closing to … Continue reading

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