Category Archives: Maternal Lines

It’s A Small World After All

Recently I was having dinner with some brethren in this congregation and, as is sometimes the case, I received a request to speak about a particular topic that one of the people at dinner was interested in, namely the connections … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: What Does The Nature Of Christ Have To Do With The Virgin Mary?

At first glance, the nature of Christ would not have anything to do with the virgin Mary.  Yet when we look at the distinctive and unbiblical doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church relating to the Virgin Mary, one finds that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Most Important Women Of The Bible

The Most Important Women Of The Bible:  Remarkable Stories Of God’s Love And Remption, by Aaron and Elaina Sharp [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] For the … Continue reading

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The Magnificat Of Mary

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given on June 17, 2017 at the United Church of God congregation in Hood River, Oregon.] I promised you all last Sabbath when you visited Portland that I would have a … Continue reading

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Book Review: And Still She Laughs

And Still She Laughs:  Defiant Joy In The Depths Of Suffering, by Kate Merrick [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book is messy in the best … Continue reading

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Book Review: Faith And Obedience: An Introduction To Biblical Law

Faith And Obedience:  An Introduction To Biblical Law, by Rousas John Rushdoony For quite some time [1] I have been familiar with the writings of many Theonomists, which is largely responsible for my somewhat dim view of the apologetic efforts … Continue reading

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Book Review: Women In The Bible For Dummies

Women In The Bible For Dummies, by Rev. John Trigilo Jr. and Rev. Kenneth Brighenti This book, one of several in this series and others like it I have read [1], and I have to say that I was somewhat … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lost Women Of The Bible

Lost Women of the Bible:  Finding Strength & Significance Through Their Stories, by Carolyn Custis James I must admit that I greatly liked this book, enough that if I can find a reasonably priced volume it would be well worth … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ten Women Of The Bible

Ten Women Of The Bible:  One By One They Changed The World, by Max Lucado with Jenna Lucado Bishop This book, plain and simple, is a cash grab.  Perhaps at some point Max Lucado was a good writer, but at … Continue reading

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Book Review: Miriam’s Well

Miriam’s Well:  Stories About Women In The Bible, by Alice Bach and J. Cheryl Exum In reading a book like this, I wonder why it it exists.  This is not to say that the book is bad, exactly.  It is … Continue reading

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