Category Archives: Bible

Book Review: The Corinthian Catastrophe

The Corinthian Catastrophe, by George E. Gardiner When people leave their religious traditions, there can be some bitterness in the process of trying to justify their change and negatively paint what they may perceive as wasted years following the wrong … Continue reading

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Grace To You And Peace From God The Father And Our Lord Jesus Christ

Having conducted a fairly detailed study of the openings of the Pauline epistles myself [1], I was pleased but not particularly surprised by the material in our retired pastor’s sermon yesterday about the message of the greetings and salutations of … Continue reading

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How To Lose Friends And Alienate People

Earlier this week, I participated briefly in a ferocious online dispute about the matter of which Festival of Dedication is being spoken of in John 10:22-30.  My thoughts on the matter itself are scheduled to post on March 1st, which … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cosmopolitanism

Cosmopolitianism:  Ethics In A World Of Strangers, by Kwame Anthony Appiah Considerable credit belongs to Ghanaian-English philosopher Kwame Appiah for making his point of what cosmopolitanism is well enough that I know that I am not really a Cosmopolitan sort … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bible Jesus Read

The Bible Jesus Read, by Philip Yancey This book’s title is a bit of a tease, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing.  Those who are interested in the complex relationship of early Christianity and Second Temple Judaism [1] will … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rise Of Christianity

The Rise Of Christianity, edited by Don Nardo This book reads like a history of the rise of Christianity by people who have very little understanding of biblical Christianity.  It reads like the sort of story that many writers try … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Next Generation Leader

The Next Generation Leader:  Essentials For Those Who Will Shape The Future, by Andy Stanley When I read this book as part of my occasional reading on the subject of leadership [1], I was concerned that this book would be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Awaken The Leader Within

Awaken The Leader Within:  How The Wisdom Of Jesus Can Unleash Your Potential, by Bill Perkins After finding this particular book in the bookshelf next to my bed, I figured it would be an enjoyable read.  After all, I enjoy … Continue reading

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In Harmonious Conflict

Yesterday afternoon at church, I managed to listen to most of the sermon message after having my Sabbath school class, and the message was for fairly straightforward reasons a particularly awkward one for me to listen to.  It is my … Continue reading

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Then I Will Build For You An Enduring House

As it happens, today I was scheduled for Sabbath School, and as is often the case [1], I had an interesting and somewhat obscure story to tell, namely the promise of the division of Solomon’s kingdom and how it came … Continue reading

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