Category Archives: Church of God

An Encounter With A Frozen Prey Animal

It is sometimes hard to keep the children in focus, to get them to stop trying to climb one like a tree or to put their hands one’s pockets or to want to be carried back to their dorms, when … Continue reading

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Book Review: God’s Canon

God’s Canon, by Steve Hays As someone who has read with some disapproval about the rule of faith [1] and has some decided views on the way in which the Bible was instantly canonized by the Apostles [2], I liked … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dispensationalism Today, Yesterday, And Tomorrow

Dispensationalism Today, Yesterday, And Tomorrow, by Gover Gunn & Curtis Crenshaw While I am no big fan of dispensationalism [1], in reality most of this book left me a bit cold.  Overall, this book can be defined as part of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Doctrine Of The Fall

The Doctrine Of The Fall, by William Cunningham Although there was certainly a great deal I disagreed with in this book, at least here (in contrast to other things I have read from the author), the author manages to score … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Doctrine Of The Will

The Doctrine Of The Will, by William Cunningham This book is a classic example of why I find reading books by Calvinists to be such a chore sometimes [1].  There is much in this book I agree with, much I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Strait Gate

The Strait Gate, Or Great Difficulty Of Going To Heaven, by John Bunyan I must admit at the outset that I have rather different eschatological beliefs to the author when it comes to the kingdom of God, but by and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Barren Fig-Tree

The Barren Fig-Tree, or The Doom And Downfall Of The Fruitless Professor, by John Bunyan I must say that the more I read from the writings of John Bunyan [1], the more I appreciated his spirited defense of godliness and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Evenings With Tozer

Evenings With Tozer:  Daily Devotional Readings, by A.W. Tozer, compiled by Gerald B. Smith [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Having read quite a few writings by A.W. … Continue reading

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The Heart Of The Matter

Yesterday our retired pastor gave a sermon on the head, heart, and hands, expressing the issue of knowledge, commitment, and behavior.  I found the sermon, as I generally find the speaker’s sermons [1] to be deeply thoughtful and interesting as … Continue reading

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An Accidental Picnic

How does one have an accidental picnic?  It is worthwhile to discuss the perfect storm that happens.  Some months ago, I visited The Dalles and somewhat idly mentioned to one of the people there that I hoped we would have … Continue reading

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