Category Archives: Biblical History

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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On The Relationship Between Wisdom And Sorrow: Part One

Earlier this weekend, someone read my post on Psalm 88 and wished for me to write at greater length on the relationship between wisdom and sorrow.  Since this is a question that I thought other people would have, or rather … Continue reading

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The Two Tests Of Godly Prophets

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the United Church of God Portland, Oregon congregation on September 2, 2017.] When I was a student at the Ambassador Bible Center some time ago, one of my instructors … Continue reading

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Book Review: Essential Writings Of Meredith G. Kline

Esssential Writings Of Meredith G. Kline, by Meredith G. Kline [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] After reading a previous work by the late author [1], I expressed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Everyman’s Bible Commentary: Volume 1: Psalms 1-21

Everyman’s Bible Commentary:  Volume 1:  Psalms 1-21, by Kenneth D. Baker [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Westbow Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] How you appreciate this book is likely to depend on a … Continue reading

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Having Many Things To Write To You, I Did Not Wish To Do So With Paper And Ink

[Note:  The following is the prepared text for a split sermon given at the annual campout for the United Church of God congregation in Portland, Oregon on August 26, 2017.] Some of you here have met my mother.  I grew … Continue reading

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Book Review: Leadership Secrets From The Bible

Leadership Secrets From The Bible:  From Moses To Matthew–Management Lessons For Contemporary Leaders, by Lorin Woolfe The world, and my bookshelf in particular, are pretty full of books that seek to mine the Bible for contemporary business lessons.  Some writers … Continue reading

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Book Review: After Acts

After Acts:  Exploring The Lives And Legends Of The Apostles, by Bryan Litfin [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] For the most part, this book is immensely enjoyable … Continue reading

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