Monthly Archives: January 2014

My Church’s Bible Study on “Faith, the Future, and Jesus” (the Lesson We Were On)

My church had its Bible study last night.  We’re going through The Unbreakable Covenant: God’s Covenants with Abraham, Moses, and David, with Michael Rydelnik. We did Session 4, which is entitled “Faith, the Future, and Jesus.” On the DVD, Michael … Continue reading

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Reflections on My Year (or More) of Nixon

Sometime in 2012, I got in the mail a book that I had ordered off of Amazon for a cheap price: Irwin Gellman’s The Contender, which was primarily about Richard Nixon’s years in Congress (both the House and the Senate).  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Michael F. Bird, Are You the One Who Is To Come?

Originally posted on Reading Acts:
Bird, Michael F. Are You the One Who Is To Come? Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker, 2009. 207 pages, pb. $24  Link to Baker   Link to Logos Some scholars argue that Jesus himself did not intend…

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“Augustine and the Inspiration of Scripture” by Michael Graves

Originally posted on EerdWord:
Michael Graves is Armerding Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College, Illinois, and author of the new book The Inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture: What the Early Church Can Teach Us. * * * Several…

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Nixonland 12

I finished Rick Perlstein’s Nixonland.  In this post, I will discuss three items from the book.  In my post tomorrow, I will offer an overall reflection about My Year (or More) of Nixon. 1.  On pages 343-344, Perlstein tells an … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Nations That Know Thee Not

Robert Goldenberg.  The Nations That Know Thee Not: Ancient Jewish Attitudes Toward Other Religions.  New York: New York University Press, 1998. Robert Goldenberg’s The Nations That Know Thee Not is largely about ancient Jewish views on Gentile religions.  There was … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Worthy Is the Lamb, by Ray Summers

Ray Summers.  Worthy Is the Lamb: Interpreting the Book of Revelation In Its Historical Background.  Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1951. Ray Summers was a professor of New Testament and Greek who taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist … Continue reading

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