Monthly Archives: December 2014

Does God Have a Concrete Plan for Your Life?: Goals of the Gospel (part II of II)

Originally posted on theology like a child:
Cru’s 4 spiritual laws:  “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life” Yes, in Christ. Again, this piece is dedicated to those wonderful persons I met in Campus Crusade for…

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God’s New Year’s Resolution: Removing the Big Fat “But” Between Us and God

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Book Write-Up: Among the Gods, by Lynn Austin

Lynn Austin.  Among the Gods.  Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2006. Among the Gods is the fifth and final book of Lynn Austin’s Chronicles of the Kings series, which focuses on the reigns of kings Hezekiah and Manasseh of Judah.  See here, … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 44,000 times in 2014. If it were a … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Candle in the Darkness, by Lynn Austin

Lynn Austin.  Candle in the Darkness.  Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2002. I have been reading Lynn Austin’s historical fiction about the Hebrew Bible, and I decided to give her Civil War books a try.  Candle in the Darkness is the first … Continue reading

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Book Review: Michael Bird, The Gospel of the Lord (Part 3)

Originally posted on Reading Acts:
Bird, Michael F. The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2014. xiv + 393 pages, pb. $30.   Link to Eerdmans [NB: This is the…

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Book Write-Up: Confessing Christ for Church and World

Kimlyn J. Bender.  Confessing Christ for Church and World: Studies in Modern Theology.  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2014.  See here for Intervarsity’s page about the book. Confessing Christ for Church and World is a collection of essays that relate the … Continue reading

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Motivations

At church this morning, the Pastor Emeritus conducted the service, since the Pastor and his wife are away on vacation. During and after the service, I thought about something.  I have felt oppressed by the Bible, but I have also … Continue reading

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Book Review: Michael Bird, The Gospel of the Lord (Part 2)

Originally posted on Reading Acts:
Bird, Michael F. The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2014. xiv + 393 pages, pb. $30.   Link to Eerdmans This is the second…

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Shaman? Savior? Myth? Inkblot? — Why Christianity’s Main Man Remains So Elusive

Originally posted on AwayPoint:
Was there a man behind the myths? — Three Bible scholars debate the question. To my mind, the only thing in the world duller than a graduation ceremony is a traditional wedding. Not long after finishing…

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