Category Archives: Biblical History

Book Review: Christ In Conflict

Christ In Conflict:  Lessons From Jesus And His Controversies, by John Stott It is unfortunate that people see in Jesus Christ a reflection of themselves and that is certainly the case here [1].  As is often the case with books … 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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Mysteries Of The Bible: What Does The Bible Mean By Discerning The Times?

Yesterday evening, I read the following e-mail from one of my readers who had a thoughtful question to me.  I gave this reader a short reply but mentioned that I would like to write a longer post to give a … Continue reading

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Perhaps The Best Feast Ever

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette that was scheduled in the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on October 14, 2017.  It ended up not being given because of a last minute change of schedule.] … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Great World Religions: Judaism

Great Courses:  Great World Religions:  Judaism, by Professor Isaiah M. Gafni As a listener to this set of courses, I felt myself in a somewhat uncomfortable position.  Had I been less aware about the history and culture of Judaism [1], … Continue reading

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As Long As I Am In This Tent

2 Peter is one of the more obscure and controversial of the books of the Bible, and likely one of the books that people pay less attention to despite the fact that it is full of verses and passages of … Continue reading

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From Out Of The Mouth Of Goats

Between May 2011 and September 2012, I was a teacher at a school for hill tribes teens and young adults in Northern Thailand just outside of the city of Chiang Mai.  During that time I gave a great many messages … Continue reading

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Living In The Shadow Of Tribulation

This evening I happened to have dinner with my roommate and four other people.  After the main part of dinner and before we had dessert, one of the people there gave us his message that he has prepared for the … Continue reading

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On The Relationship Between Wisdom And Sorrow: Part Two

[Note:  This blog is part of a series  Part one can be found here.] As I promised in the first part of this series, I wish to begin my examination of the relationship between wisdom and sorrow in the Bible … Continue reading

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Who But Our God Can Us Befriend

As I have commented on before, my favorite Amy Grant album was one that she has largely disowned, “Behind The Eyes.”  Recorded during a particularly tough period in her life, namely her divorce, the album features a lot of melancholy … Continue reading

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