Tag Archives: Sabbath

On The Boundaries Of The Sabbath: Part Two

[Note: This is the prepared text for a message given to The Dalles congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, July 23, 2022.] When we last spoke about the boundaries of the Sabbath we focused on the discussion … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Miracle After Another

One Miracle After Another: The Pavel Goia Story, by Greg Budd In reading this book, which is about a Seventh-Day Adventist pastor I have heard online before, I was reminded, as I often am, of other books that I have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sabbath: Restoring The Sacred Rhythm Of Rest

Sabbath:  Restoring The Sacred Rhythm Of Rest, by Wayne Muller This book was disappointing.  On the positive side, it is to the author’s credit that he views the Sabbath as a liberating practice rather than something that impoverishes and diminishes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sabbath Day Of Eternity

Sabbath Day Of Eternity, by Aryeh Kaplan There is a fundamental flaw of logic at the heart of this book.  The author writes about the Sabbath from a Jewish perspective, specifically from the erroneous premise that the Talmud springs from … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sabbath Question Illustrated

The Sabbath Question Illustrated, by a Roadside Enquirer In reading this book I was struck by the melancholy reflection that evangelical Christianity has tended to have a bad reputation in England but a better one in the United States.  There … Continue reading

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Book Review: Subversive Sabbath

Subversive Sabbath:  The Surprising Power Of Rest In A Nonstop World, by A.J. Swoboda There are at least two sorts of approaches one can take to a book like this.  On the one hand, one can point out its clear … Continue reading

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Book Review: Serve God, Save The Planet

Serve God, Save The Planet:  A Christian Call To Action, by Matthew Sleeth It may not be a charitable tendency of mine, but I tend to feel a great deal more comfortable when I understand where a writer is coming … Continue reading

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Book Review: 24/6

24/6:  A Prescription For A Healthier, Happier Life, by Matthew Sleeth Since this book gets a lot wrong (more on that shortly), it is worthwhile to discuss at some length what this book gets right.  Coming at the question of … Continue reading

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Book Review: They Loved The Torah

They Loved The Torah:  What Yeshua’s First Followers Really Thought About The Law, by David Friedman In a world that was remotely knowledgeable about the Bible, writing a book like this should be akin to carrying coals to Newcastle.  After … Continue reading

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The Bible’s Movable Feasts

There are two types of festivals when it comes to their occurrence.  The first of these are fixed days that take place on a particular date.  For example, the United States always has its Independence Day on July 4th, even … Continue reading

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