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Book Review: The Greatest Traitor

The Greatest Traitor:  The Life Of Sir Roger Mortimer, Ruler of England 1327-1330, by Ian Mortimer I find it revealing and more than a little bit of interesting that the author is at pains to mention that he is not … Continue reading

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Book Review: Warwick: The Kingmaker

Warwick:  The Kingmaker:  Politics, Power, and Fame, by A.J. Pollard I must admit that although I am a student of the Wars of the Roses, that I am not all that aware of the larger career of the Earl of … Continue reading

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Book Review: When Women Were Priests

When Women Were Priests:  Women’s Leadership In The Early Church & The Scandal Of Their Subordination In The Rise Of Christianity, by Karen Jo Torjesen This book has a terrible title, but it is not a terrible book.  That does … Continue reading

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How To Contend With The Devil:  Lessons From Jude :9

How does one win an argument with the devil?  We have previously seen in face to face interactions that God and Jesus Christ were able to defeat Satan without any great difficulty.  Nevertheless, we ought to be aware of our … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Workshop And The World

The Workshop And The World:  What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science And Authority, by Robert P. Crease This author is a great hypocrite, and unfortunately not a very self-aware one.  It is hard to know exactly what this … Continue reading

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Avoiding The Snare Of The Devil in 1 Timothy 3 And 2 Timothy 2

Avoiding the snare of the devil is an important quality when it comes to selecting leaders among bodies of Christians.  In fact, the need to avoid falling into the snare of the devil is such a key element that it … Continue reading

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Who Made You A Judge Over Israel?

For a period of some years, from my childhood until my father died, my father and I had a long argument about the nature and structure of authority.  My father was a firm believer in the legitimacy of top-down one-man … Continue reading

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Delivering Unto Satan:  Disfellowshipment In 1 Corinthians 5 and 1 Timothy 1

Normally we would not think it to be a good thing to be delivered to Satan.  It is hard enough for most of us to cope with the spiritual challenges of our lives without losing the protection that comes from … Continue reading

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The God Of Peace Will Crush Satan Under Your Feet: Satan In Romans 16

There are times where a passage that may seem ordinary inspiration actually has a great deal of insight and complexity hidden with it, and that is the case with Paul’s brief mention of Satan being crushed under the feet of … Continue reading

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Turning Them From Darkness:  Satan In Acts 26

We commented earlier in John 8 that Satan discussed a stark contrast between the Seed of Satan and the Seed of Abraham concerning the behavior of people and noted that Paul himself would have been considered among the Seed of … Continue reading

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