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- Why Did Jesus Tell Mary, "Mine Hour Is Not Yet Come" (John 2:4)?
- Matthew 4:18-22: Why Did They Follow Him?
- Genesis 4:13: Did Cain Repent?
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- Peck Knew More Than Kathy About God: On What Basis?
- Chapters 19, 21-23 of The Stand
- The Seating Arrangement at the Last Supper
- Exodus 22:2-3 and Self-Defense
- Hector Avalos' Critique of Patterns of Evidence (About the Historicity of the Exodus)
- Steve Hays Contra Hector Avalos: Were the Disciples Deadbeat Dads?
- The New American on Pro-Life Laws and Keri Lake
- Tucker’s 5/17/2022 Monologue
- The Z Man: The Party’s Over
- David Cole on the Absurdity of WaPo “Fact-Checking” and the Woke “Words Kill” Meme
- FAIR: What You Should Really Know About Ukraine
- NYMAG: Joe Biden’s Big Squeeze
- Book Write-Up: The Alchemy Thief, by R.A. Denny
- Book Write-Ups: The Servant of the Lord and His Servant People; Reformation Commentary on John 13-21; Every Leaf, Line, and Letter
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Monthly Archives: August 2012
The New New Deal: Slate’s Interview with Michael Grunwald
Time Magazine correspondent Michael Grunwald has a new book out about President Barack Obama’s stimulus, The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era. Click here to read Slate’s excellent interview with Grunwald. In this interview, … Continue reading
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Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father 11
In my latest reading of Dreams from My Fathers: A Story of Race and Inheritance, Barack Obama talks about his experiences in Kenya, where he had family. Obama liked Kenya because he felt part of a warm community, but over … Continue reading
Starting Roskop’s The Wilderness Itineraries
I started Angela Roskop’s The Wilderness Itineraries: Genre, Georgraphy, and the Growth of the Torah. This book is about wilderness itineraries, such as the one in Numbers 33, which lists the places that the Israelites went after they left Egypt. … Continue reading
At church this morning, we sang the hymn “Calling You”, which was written by Hank Williams. Click here to read the lyrics, and here to listen to the song. The first verse especially stood out to me: “When you’ve strayed … Continue reading
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Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father 10: Jeremiah Wright
In my latest reading of Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, Barack Obama talks about Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, which was pastored by Jeremiah Wright. Why was the church so successful? Obama talks … Continue reading
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Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father 9: Forgiveness
In my latest reading of Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, Barack Obama talks about one of his Kenyan brothers, Roy, who had difficulty forgiving their father because the father always expected him to be the … Continue reading
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For my weekly quiet time this week, I will blog about Psalm 91, which is about God’s protection of people from harm. I used to know a preacher who liked to tell a story about Psalm 91. He told me … Continue reading
Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father 8: Can You Fight City Hall?
For my write-up today on Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, I’ll talk about the issue of success in social activism, while also drawing on some of my favorite passages in my latest reading. … Continue reading
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Why Mark’s Abrupt Ending?
I finished W.D. Davies’ The Gospel and the Land. Davies includes as Appendix IV an article by Gunter Stemberger entitled “Galilee—-Land of Salvation?” Stemberger is arguing against certain viewpoints about Galilee in the Gospels—-that there was a Galilean church, for … Continue reading
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Dreams from My Father 7: Dilemmas on Race
In my latest reading of Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, Barack Obama reflects on race. He highlights a number of dilemmas. How can African-Americans gain the self-esteem that can help them to succeed, when poverty … Continue reading
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