Monthly Archives: October 2011

Finishing The Prodigal God Study

Last night was the final night of my church’s Bible study group, in which we went through Tim Keller’s The Prodigal God, a book about Jesus’ Parable of the Prodigal Son.  My pastor told me that we’ll have another Bible … Continue reading

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Westerholm Takes On Sacred Cows (Except for Some Evangelical Ones)

I’m almost done with Stephen Westerholm’s Perspectives Old and New on Paul: The “Lutheran” Paul and His Critics.  In my reading today, I appreciated Westerholm’s swipes at the New Perspective, the view that Paul was concerned more about Gentile inclusion … Continue reading

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Good and Evil in The Stand

Last night, I read pages 904-950 of Stephen King’s The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition.  I have two items: 1.  After Harold and Nadine blew up the site of the Free Zone committee and left, a meeting of the … Continue reading

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Paul, and Whether One Needs to Keep the Law Perfectly

I have two slightly-overlapping items for my write-up today on Stephen Westerholm’s Perspectives Old and New on Paul: The “Lutheran” Paul and His Critics: An evangelical view on the Gospel that I have repeatedly encountered says that a pure and … Continue reading

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Catastrophe and Growth in The Stand

Last night, I read more than I usually do of Stephen King’s The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition.  I read pages 850-904.  Here are two items: 1.  In the part of the book that I read last night, Harold … Continue reading

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Westerholm and the “Lutheran” Paul

Today, I didn’t get much read of Stephen Westerholm’s Perspectives Old and New on Paul: The “Lutheran” Paul and His Critics.  In terms of the question I have asked as I’ve read his book and N.T. Wright’s Climax of the … Continue reading

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Submissive and Independent Women

Last night, I read pages 834-850 of Stephen King’s The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition.  Yesterday, a topic that came up in my reading was feminism. On page 836, Nadine Cross tells a kid named Joe, whom she took … Continue reading

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Gentiles, the Law, and Conscience

I’m still in Stephen Westerholm’s Perspectives Old and New: The “Lutheran” Paul and His Critics, and I’ve primarily been inquiring about scholarly perspectives on Paul’s approach to the law: Did Paul believe that God gave the law to Israel alone, … Continue reading

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Roots for Harold’s Evil

Last night, I read pages 822-833 of Stephen King’s The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition.  In this post, I’ll talk about Harold.  Harold knows that Fran broke into his apartment because she realizes that he looked into her diary, … Continue reading

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Loving with All My Heart and Mind

At church this morning, the topic was love for God and our neighbors.  I’ll quote from the Litany of Confession that we used this morning, and then I’ll offer my comments. “Jesus calls us to love God with all our … Continue reading

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