Monthly Archives: January 2015

II Chronicles 18

II Chronicles 18 presents the story of the prophet Micaiah.  The wicked King Ahab of Northern Israel and the righteous King Jehoshaphat of Judah have entered into an alliance.  Jehoshaphat visits Ahab, and Ahab wants to fight Syria.  Ahab consults … Continue reading

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Onward in My Daily Quiet Time

I finished my daily quiet time through the apocrypha/deuterocanonical writings.  I don’t have time right now to write any profound thoughts about the experience, but it went well, far better than I expected!  The next book that I will be … Continue reading

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James Spinti on Divine Cursing

Originally posted on Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth:
Please have a look at James Spinti’s recent post about divine cursing based on his reading of a new book called Cursed Are You!. His musings on the topic with regard to Word…

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4 Documentaries Every Bible Geek Needs to Watch about Early Christianity

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Traditional vs Self Publishing

Originally posted on Ashlee Willis, Author of Fantasy:
Recently author Tialla Rising and I had a chat about the differences between self-publishing and traditional publishing. I talked about my experience publishing traditionally, and she talked about hers in self publishing.…

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Roman-era Mystery Cults: Bremmer’s Recent Book

Originally posted on Larry Hurtado's Blog:
I’ve just learned from my friend, the respected scholar of ancient religion, Jan Bremmer (University of Groningen), about his recently published book on ancient “mystery cults”:  Jan N. Bremmer, Initiation Into the Mysteries of…

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Acts 5 – Potential Background to Ananias and Sapphira

Originally posted on Reading Acts:
There are a wide variety of attempts to explain the very unusual story of Ananias and Sapphira. In his article on this chapter F. Scott Spencer lists a few of the many suggestions scholars have…

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Book Write-Up: A Beautiful Reflection

Sarah O. Maddox.  A Beautiful Reflection.  Winchester, KY: Olivia Kimbrell Press, 2014.  ISBN-10: 1939603293. ISBN-13: 978-1939603296.  See here to purchase the book. A Beautiful Reflection is a Christian novella for young women.  Its message is about the importance of Christians … Continue reading

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Ramblings on The Devil’s Advocate and Demons Being Unafraid of the Bible

I watched the 1997 movie, The Devil’s Advocate, on Saturday night.  In this movie, Keanu Reeves plays a hot-shot lawyer, Kevin Lomax, who moves from Florida with his wife to work at a New York City law firm.  The head … Continue reading

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Holy ‘Pactum Salutis’ Batman and Vanhoozer! Why Love is better than Law in the frame of Salvation

Originally posted on The Evangelical Calvinist:
There are many images, metaphors in the Bible to depict God’s relationship to his creation, humanity. There is the law-court imagery, the Shepherd-sheep picture, and so on and so forth. But what undergirds all…

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