Category Archives: Biblical History

Book Review: Surprised By Faith

Surprised By Faith:  A Skeptic Discovers More To Life Than What We Can See, Touch, And Measure, by Dr. Don Bierle [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] There … Continue reading

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Book Review: Control Girl

Control Girl:  Lessons On Surrendering Your Burden Of Control From Seven Women In The Bible, by Shannon Popkin [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book, although … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Corinthian Catastrophe

The Corinthian Catastrophe, by George E. Gardiner When people leave their religious traditions, there can be some bitterness in the process of trying to justify their change and negatively paint what they may perceive as wasted years following the wrong … Continue reading

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Another Trip On The Hype Machine

As I was pondering what to say about today that would match with the books I have read, given that there is not too much exciting going on in my life–since I do not feel like bragging about being a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bible Jesus Read

The Bible Jesus Read, by Philip Yancey This book’s title is a bit of a tease, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing.  Those who are interested in the complex relationship of early Christianity and Second Temple Judaism [1] will … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rise Of Christianity

The Rise Of Christianity, edited by Don Nardo This book reads like a history of the rise of Christianity by people who have very little understanding of biblical Christianity.  It reads like the sort of story that many writers try … Continue reading

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In Harmonious Conflict

Yesterday afternoon at church, I managed to listen to most of the sermon message after having my Sabbath school class, and the message was for fairly straightforward reasons a particularly awkward one for me to listen to.  It is my … Continue reading

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Then I Will Build For You An Enduring House

As it happens, today I was scheduled for Sabbath School, and as is often the case [1], I had an interesting and somewhat obscure story to tell, namely the promise of the division of Solomon’s kingdom and how it came … Continue reading

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A Musing On Parallel Accounts

From time to time it falls upon my lot to read parallel accounts of the same event [1], and I find this to be deeply interesting from the point of view of someone looking for insight on sources and how … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jesus, The Final Days

Jesus, The Final Days:  What Really Happened, by Craig A. Evans and N.T. Wright, edited by Troy A. Miller One of the signs of a good book is the way it leaves you wanting more rather than wishing you had … Continue reading

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