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The Citation And Reference To Sources Within The Epistle Of Polycarp To The Philippians

As we have previously noted, Polycarp was not particularly known as an original writer.  He did, of course, write a fateful letter to the Bishop of Rome [1] and he is well known for his martyrdom in Smyrna as well … Continue reading

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Book Review: Writing The World

Writing The World:  Understanding William Stafford, by Judith Kitchen Being a person highly interested in poetry myself and very familiar with the writing of William Stafford [1], it is hard for me to imagine that he might not get his … Continue reading

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Booklet Review: A Tribute To William Tyndale

A Tribute To William Tyndale, by Fred Coulter Before starting my current blog, I read a great many books by and about William Tyndale, and may even reread them so that I can give them a proper and public review.  … Continue reading

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Booklet Review: Is The Ministry God’s Government?

Is The Ministry God’s Government?, by Fred Coulter, with The Nicoliatans of Revelation 2 by J.H. Allen Although I have in the past been rather critical of the author [1] and found his works difficult to read and enjoy, this … Continue reading

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Remez: Knowing The Text So We Can Play

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the United Church of God congregation in Portland, Oregon on April 7, 2018.] On July 14, 2012, Mr. Scott Ashley gave the first of at least three sermons that … Continue reading

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The Issue Of Identity And Pseudonymity In The Epistle Of Barnabas

Would the Epistle of Barnabas be known or cared about at all aside from those who like obscure ancient literature if its reputed author did not have the same name as one of the Bible’s most beloved apostles?  Although the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Commentary On John

Commentary On John, by Origen Adamantius I was looking forward to reading this book in order to discuss Origen’s thoughts on subordinationism, which I plan on discussing separately, but I must admit being somewhat disappointed that this 200 page commentary … Continue reading

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Origen And The Weariness Of Many Books: Part Two

When we previously discussed the matter of Origen and his attempt to defend himself as a prolific and somewhat controversial writer of many books from the accusation that he was doing something worthy of blame, we discussed in brief that … Continue reading

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Origen And the Weariness Of Many Books: Part One

Although I have spent some time defending Origen from the negative views that others have had about his beliefs in subordinationism [1], it should be noted that there are some aspects of Origen’s thinking we can find in the first … Continue reading

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Book Review: Letters

Letters, by Origen Adamantius To put it somewhat mildly, Origen was an interesting fellow who had a complex role in Early Christianity as an intellectual whose hostility to the Jews led him on the one hand to promote a Hellenistic … Continue reading

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