Category Archives: Biblical History

Mysteries Of The Bible: Why Does The Bible Talk So Much About Genealogy

Among the more common complaints from those who attempt to read the Bible all the way through is that there are so many boring passages of genealogy that most people find to be tedious and without enjoyment.  Now, it should … Continue reading

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An Introduction To A Forgotten Song

For whatever reason, of late I have started being asked to introduce special music [1], and such was the case today.  Last Sabbath, when we were practicing the song in question, I gave a personal discussion about it [2] and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walking The Bible (For Kids)

Walking The Bible:  An Illustrated Journey For Kids Through The Greatest Stories Ever Told, by Bruce Feiler As someone who has read a fair amount of the prosography of Bruce Feiler, I must admit I am somewhat mystified as to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Where God Was Born

Where God Was Born:  A Daring Adventure Through The Bible’s Greatest Stories, by Bruce Feiler A friend of mine with someone questionable taste in books [1] loaned me this particular volume to read, and it generally matches with many of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Abraham: A Journey To The Heart Of Three Faiths

Abraham:  A Journey To The Heart Of Three Faiths, by Bruce Feiler Although I am not particularly fond of the author’s views when it comes to scripture, and there is certainly a lot to find fault with here in those … Continue reading

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Book Review: Goliath Must Fall

Goliath Must Fall:  Winning The Battle Against Your Giants, by Louie Giglio [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I am not unfamiliar with either the writings of … Continue reading

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The Magnificat Of Mary

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given on June 17, 2017 at the United Church of God congregation in Hood River, Oregon.] I promised you all last Sabbath when you visited Portland that I would have a … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Layman Looks At The Lord’s Prayer

A Layman Looks At The Lord’s Prayer, by W. Phillip Keller [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Like many people, I am familiar with the appealing rhythm and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jesus Journey

Jesus Journey:  Shattering The Stained Glass Superhero And Discovering The Humanity Of God, a 40-Day Encounter, by Trent Sheppard [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Zondervan.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It is a measure … Continue reading

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Nor Curse A Ruler Of Your People

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the United Church of God congregation in Portland on June 10, 2017.  It had been previously given at the UCG congregation in Hood River on June 3, 2017.] I … Continue reading

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