Tag Archives: Sabbath

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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If You Know You Know

It is often thought by those who are not in the know that there is no purpose in tautology.  The statement that adorns this particular personal essay is an example of a tautology.  If you know, you know.  In mathematical … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crazy Busy

Crazy Busy:  A (Mercifully) Short Book About A (Really) Big Problem by Kevin DeYoung This book is probably as sympathetic as the author is going to ever be in my own eyes.  To be sure, going into reading this book … Continue reading

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