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Book Review: The Trial Of God

The Trial Of God (As It was Held On February 25, 1649 In Shamgorod):  A Play In Three Acts, by Elie Wiesel One can tell in looking at this book that the author is aiming at a play that hits … Continue reading

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Dungeon Master God

From time to time I like to reflect on different facets of God [1].  This is not to say that even with an infinite number of posts that it would be possible for us to completely convey everything about the … Continue reading

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On The Purposes Of Job’s Suffering

Yesterday in his latest installment in a series of sermons relating to the book of Ephesians, our pastor made an offhand comment that a fellow member of our church’s Council of Elders had stated that the purpose of the book … Continue reading

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For You Have Struggled With God And With Men, And Have Prevailed

One of my favorite stories of the Bible takes place in Genesis 32:22-32, the wrestling of God with Jacob, which reads as follows:  “And he arose that night and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven … Continue reading

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Sweet Serendipity

Is there such a thing as luck?  Those of us who believe in a God who is in charge of the universe and who ordains and allows all that happens do not believe in luck, either good or bad.  That … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walking The Black Cat: Poems

Walking The Black Cat:  Poems, by Charles Simic When beginning this book, I already knew that I would like it because quite a few of its poems, including the incomparable “Have You Met Miss Jones,” were in a previous compilation … Continue reading

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Book Review: Just Do Something

Just Do Something:  A Liberating Approach To Finding God’s Will, by Kevin DeYoung Even before the author told the reader himself outright, I could tell that the author was a Calvinist.  Whether or not this is a good thing or … Continue reading

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Book Review: Master Of Disguises

Master Of Disguises, by Charles Simic It is this book that reveals at least a great part of the potential of the author, and his wrestling with serious issues.  Even if the author does not come to necessarily the most … Continue reading

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Book Review: Miracles

Miracles:  What They Are, Why They Happen, And How They Can Change Your Life, by Eric Metaxas This is a book that I was somewhat cautious and hesitant about reading, and I think in the main my caution was warranted … Continue reading

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Book Review: Herobrine’s Message (The Elementia Chronicles #3)

Herobrine’s Message (The Elementia Chronicles #3), by Sean Fay Wolfe In life it is often true that all good things must come to an end, and that is certainly true of fantasy trilogies like this one.  Like the preceding novels … Continue reading

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