Tag Archives: authority

God’s Not Done

Yesterday, for reasons unknown to me, someone came on this blog looking for information about the Willow Creek church.  Now, I have not read or reviewed any books by the founding and former leading elder of that church, Bill Hybels, … Continue reading

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A Discourse On The Citing Of Authorities

As someone who spends a great deal of time on social media, I notice a lot of sources being cited by others as authoritative in the various political and cultural debates of our time.  One of the frequent examples that … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Treatise Of Ruling Elders And Deacons

A Treatise Of Ruling Elders And Deacons, by James Guthrie I read this book thanks to the suggestions of one of my loyal readers who told me a place where I can read about Calvinists to my hearts content.  Admittedly, … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Nation Under God

One Nation Under God:  His Rule Over Our Country, by Tony Evans [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I must admit that I was unfamiliar with the author’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Origins Of American Politics

The Origins Of American Politics, by Bernard Bailyn As someone familiar with the author’s work [1], I must say I enjoyed this book and had a good idea of what to expect from it given that familiarity.  One of Bailyn’s … Continue reading

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Lay Your Hands On Me

The annals of music history are full of songs where someone wants their partner to lay their hands on them.  There are at least two songs that readily come to mind, released during the same period of time in the … Continue reading

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The Apostolic Fathers And The Rule Of Faith

In debates between Catholics and Protestants, one will often hear, especially on the Catholic side, a great deal of discussion about the supposed rule of faith that should bind the interpretation of scripture as well as Christian practice.  When we … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bible And The Rule Of Faith

The Bible And The Rule Of Faith, by Abbè Louis Nazaire Bègin I found this book online while I was doing some research on the Apostolic Fathers and in general it reads like more contemporary attempts by Catholic writers to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bible In A Disenchanted Age

The Bile In A Disenchanted Age:  The Enduring Possibility Of Christian Faith, by R.W.L. Moberly This book tries very hard to find a middle space between the disenchantment of faith due to corrosive social trends and a desire to take … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Beginning Of Politics

The Beginning Of Politics:  Power In The Biblical Book Of Samuel, by Moshe Halbertal and Stephen Holmes This book is a stellar example of what happens when someone gets biblical, historial, and political analysis right.  There are a lot of … Continue reading

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