Category Archives: Church of God

Book Review: The Last Lessons Of Christ

The Last Lessons Of Christ:  Living By Faith In An Age Of Despair, by Daniel Sweet and Andrew Gilmore [Note:  This book was provided by Reedsy Discovery for the purposes of review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Handbook On The Jewish Roots Of The Christian Faith

A Handbook On The Jewish Roots Of The Christian Faith, edited by Craig A. Evans and David Mishkin [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It is very hard … Continue reading

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Goats Behind The Door

[Photo courtesy of jewornotjew.com, in their discussion on Monty Hall.] [Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the United Church of God congregation in Portland, Oregon on May 11, 2019.] How many of you here have … Continue reading

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Shots Fired From The Peanut Gallery

It often happens that the conversations I have with other brethren before (to say nothing of after) services has a strong connection with the sorts of material and approach that come in a message.  Very often people are thinking about … Continue reading

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The Effect Of The Rules Of Postponement On The Timing Of Passover And The Feast Of Weeks: A Preliminary Investigation

One of the hazards of being someone who is at least moderately a data nerd is the fact that questions tend to become opportunities for research.  Recently I was chatting with one of our congregation’s deacons as well as with … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Starving Brethren Of Gokwe, Zimbabwe

This morning, as I was reading and relaxing as is my fashion on Sabbath mornings, I received an e-mail from one of the brethren in my local congregation who shared a link with a letter from our church’s president about … Continue reading

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Alterum Falsum Pavorem

This morning at work, around 10:30AM, there was a false alarm in our office that appears to have been limited to the third floor of the building, where I happen to work.  Most of my fellow members of the finance … Continue reading

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As Many As The Lord Our God Will Call: Part Four

As I wind down this particular series of posts (see here, here, and here), I wish to close with an exploration of a single question:  how is it that believers can benefit from being part of a legacy of believers?  … Continue reading

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As Many As The Lord Our God Will Call: Part Three

I ended the previous part of our discussion (see here and here) with a discussion of the frequent need on the part of those who profit from the legacy of previous generations of believers for some sort of reassurance about … Continue reading

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As Many As The Lord Our God Will Call: Part Two

I closed the previous part of this discussion with a discussion of the tension in the Bible that exists between the need to honor those who came before us whose example of faith provided future generations with blessings that we do … Continue reading

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