Category Archives: Biblical History

Book Review: The Fire Of God’s Presence

The Fire Of God’s Presence: Drawing Near To A Holy God, by A.W. Tozer, compiled and edited by James L. Snyder [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All … Continue reading

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On The Relationship Between Epistemology And Authority

Some time ago I wrote a post that dealt with the epistemological issues of scripture that came about when a sermon speaker explicitly mentioned the subject of epistemology in his message [1]. Yesterday, though, at services, the two messages both … Continue reading

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They Will Look Upon Me Whom They Pierced: Part Two

[Note: This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the Portland, Oregon congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, August 29, 2020.] Just a bit more than six months ago, as we approached the Passover and … Continue reading

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A Thin Line Between Friends And Snakes

Recently I read a story about a church that promised a sort of tithe of reparations for some sort of imaginary wrongs as a way of appealing to the woke, perhaps as an attempt to evangelize to them.  Politics has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Debt: The First 5,000 Years

Debt:  The First 5,000 Years, by David Graeber Now, in reading this book I had an advantage or disadvantage in that I already knew something about the author’s viewpoints from having read another book of his and already knowing that … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: How Zadok Got An Eternal Priesthood

This past Sabbath one of the deacons in our congregation spoke on the royal priesthood, a deeply interesting topic, and he cited a verse in Ezekiel 44 that discussed the promise that Zadok had for an eternal priesthood in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Psalms (Jensen)

Psalms, by Irving L. Jensen The book of Psalms is an obvious place to seek biblical understanding as well as the way in which we can best understand God’s working in the lives of others and how people responded to … Continue reading

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Article Review: Thirty-Fourth Study: Psalms Of The Sons Of Korah

Thirty-Fourth Study:  Psalms Of The Sons Of Korah, by G.S. Burroughs It is puzzling to me at times why it is that JSTOR occasionally contains deeply interesting Bible Study materials, but that is certainly the case here.  An otherwise obscure … Continue reading

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Saying The Quiet Part Out Loud

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a message given to the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, July 18, 2020.] There is saying that you know you are in trouble when you have to say … Continue reading

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Lessons From The Hyrax

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the UCG Portland congregation on June 27, 2020.  The message is based on a previous study of the hyrax done by the author.] Are you smarter than a Bible … Continue reading

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