Category Archives: Church of God

Youth Tales Of Crisis And Despair

This past Sabbath I heard a sermon that gave me a great deal to ponder.  The speaker commented in his introduction on the rise of youth tales of crisis and despair, as if this was a new thing, and he … Continue reading

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Booklet Review: Angels

Angels:  God’s Messengers And Spirit Army by Beyond Today (Peter Eddington with Tom Robinson and Scott Ashley) In the evening portion of the Sabbath day, after I came home from a dinner with some fellow brethren of my congregation, I found … Continue reading

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An Inexorable March

Sometimes the theme of an evening is a ripe piece of low-hanging fruit and sometimes it is a matter that requires a bit of thought.  I have now gone to a fair amount of dinners as a part of our … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jerusalem In Prophecy

Jerusalem In Prophecy:  God’s State For The Final Drama, by Randall Price In all fairness, when I pondered about whether to read this book or not I thought I was going to be able to tear into this book rather … Continue reading

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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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A Sabbath Day’s Journey Or Two

This morning was an unusual Sabbath for me, although it will probably surprise no one who knows my normal Sabbath habits [1] that it ended up being perhaps a somewhat more busy Sabbath than most people have when they go … 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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