Category Archives: Biblical History

Young Josiah

Earlier this week I got a brief message from our choir director that told us we had no choir practice and encouraged us to enjoy our week off.  As is my fashion, I felt it necessarily to reply somewhat cheekishly … Continue reading

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Book Review: And Still She Laughs

And Still She Laughs:  Defiant Joy In The Depths Of Suffering, by Kate Merrick [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book is messy in the best … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: What Did Jesus Do During The Forty Days Between The Resurrection And The Ascension?

Recently I had the chance to talk with one of my close friends, who happens to be a deacon in our local congregation, and he mentioned that there was little attention in our church literature given to the period of … Continue reading

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They, Without A Word, May Be Won Over By The Conduct Of Their Wives

[Note:  This is the text of a sermonette given at the United Church of God congregation in Portland, Oregon on April 15, 2017.] I would like to begin today by looking at a passage relating to the relationship between husbands … Continue reading

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Do What You Want With My Body

In late 2013 Lady Gaga released “Do What You Want” as the second single for her album ARTpop.  The song was moderately successful, debuting at #13 on the Hot 100 and making it on the top 100 pop hits of … Continue reading

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My Soul Is Exceedingly Sorrowful, Even Unto Death

Almost a decade ago, I was a member of a chamber orchestra at a local junior college that was in need of a violist across Tampa Bay from my home at the time.  Every Monday night from 6 to 10 … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: What Made Jesus’ Generation So Wicked For Asking A Sign

Yesterday at our congregation’s sermonette workshop, one of the speakers and an occasional dinner companion gave a sermonette that opened with a worthwhile mystery that I found greatly intriguing.  His main text was Matthew 12:38-41, which reads:  “Then some of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Wonderful Name Of Jesus

The Wonderful Name Of Jesus:  A Revelation Granted For These Last Days, by Dr. Victor Morgan, Th.D [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookCrash.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In the book of Acts there … Continue reading

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Book Review: A First Hebrew Reader

A First Hebrew Reader, by Duncan Cameron As someone who likes to read guides to various foreign languages [1], I have to say that if anyone learned Hebrew from this guide it would take a lot of work and would … Continue reading

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Yet They Ate The Passover Contrary To What Was Written

[Note:  The following is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the United Church of God in Portland on April 1, 2017.  It was also given at the Hood River congregation on March 18, 2017.] If you all don’t … Continue reading

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