Category Archives: Biblical History

Kings And Priests In The Bible

[Note: The following is the prepared text for a Bible Study given to the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on September 28, 2022.] This is a busy time of year for all of us as we prepare … Continue reading

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The Feast Of Trumpets In Reverse

[Note: The following is the prepared text for a sermon delivered to The Dalles congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, September 24, 2022.] It is customary as we approach the Feast of Trumpets to view this festival … Continue reading

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The Biblical Value Of Social Truth: Part Three

[Note: Parts one and two may be found in the links included.] We asked a question earlier as to what is obligated of people when it comes to other people, and we answered that question via logic and reasoning dealing … Continue reading

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The Biblical Value Of Social Truth: Part Two

We closed the first part of our examination of social truth with the question of what can be done to rectify the situation we have found ourselves in where we demand much of others when it comes to respecting our … Continue reading

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The Biblical Value Of Social Truth: Part One

The noted fantasy author Lois McMaster Bujold argued that the difference between honor and reputation rested in the fact that honor was about one’s true character and reputation was what others thought of you. One of the notable aspects of … Continue reading

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Representation In The Writings of Paul: Part Four

[Note: Parts One, Two, and Three of this paper can be read through the provided links.] Having examined representation in the writings of Paul as far as the relationship between husbands and wives and the role of women in the … Continue reading

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Representation In The Writings Of Paul: Part Three

[Note: The previous parts of this series may be found here and here.] Having examined, at least briefly, the way that Paul uses representation when it comes to matters of ethnicity and political identity, it is worthwhile to ponder the … Continue reading

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Representation In The Writings Of Paul: Part Two

[Note: Part One of this series can be found here.] When we hear the term representation in the contemporary world, the idea is often that various subaltern groups who have suffered at the hand of a reputedly cruel and unjust … Continue reading

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Representation In The Writings Of Paul: Part One

Yesterday, as I write this, I had a conversation with a deacon from a nearby congregation whom I happen to know fairly well who was talking about a paper he was working on concerning the contentious issue of women’s roles … Continue reading

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The Inescapability Of Politics

My sincerest sympathies and no small amount of empathy are with anyone who attempts to wrestle with the issue of politics when it comes to the Church of God. The main reason for this is the wide gulf that exists … Continue reading

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