Category Archives: Biblical History

Some Thoughts On Cessationism

As a result of reading a lot of literature from other religious traditions than my own, I have become aware of various doctrinal disputes that exist in other religious traditions apart from my own, and among these various disputes is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Making Sense Of The Bible

Making Sense Of The Bible:  Rediscovering The Power Of Scripture Today, by Adam Hamilton After having read a variety of this sort of book [1], I have come to the conclusion that such a book is inevitably going to be … Continue reading

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On Analogy And Identity In Biblical Interpretation

From time to time I have pondered the question of how we should best interpret the Bible, and what principles work the best for understanding the Bible well, including an awareness of the importance of both near and whole biblical … Continue reading

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With A Firm Sense Of Justice

Frequently I comment on the messages that are given at services on the Sabbath, after I have had some time to reflect and ruminate on them a little bit, and I would like to do so today as well.  Yesterday … Continue reading

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Place In This World

1991 was a banner year for Christian contemporary music [1].  Amy Grant had several hits, giving her a place in the pop mainstream that she would be able to maintain through the next few albums throughout the rest of the … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: What Does The Bible Say About Religion?

Religion is a word that we tend to toss about pretty casually.  We study comparative religion, or may hear others say that they are spiritual but not religious, as if to be religious was a bad thing.  We may even … Continue reading

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What You Heard Is Different Than What I Said

This past Sabbath when I was teaching the Sabbath school lesson on Samuel, I had an interesting experience that I happened to find very Nathanish, and perhaps it is something that you will be able to relate to as well.  … Continue reading

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My Father Is Greater Than I

On the last night of Jesus’ ministry before the crucifixion, Jesus Christ told his disciples something about his obedience to God the Father as follows in John 14:28-31:  “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming … Continue reading

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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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