Monthly Archives: February 2015

Derek Leman on the Fig Tree and the Faith That Moves Mountains

Derek Leman is a Messianic Jewish rabbi, and I subscribe to his free Daily D’Var, in which he comments on passages in the Torah and the Gospels from a religious and a scholarly perspective.  I would like to share here … Continue reading

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Book Review – Spurgeon’s Sorrows: Realistic Hope for Those Who Suffer from Depression (Zack Eswine)

nceZack Eswine. Spurgeon’s Sorrows: Realistic Hope for Those Who Suffer from Depression. Scotland, UK: Christian Focus, 2014. 144 pp. $9.99. I don’t think I’ve ever even hinted on this blog of my battle with depression, and I’m thankful that it’s now…

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II Chronicles 22

II Chronicles 22 is about King Ahaziah of Judah. II Chronicles 22:2 states (in the KJV): “Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: God’s Battle Plan for the Mind (Puritan Meditation)

David W. Saxton.  God’s Battle Plan for the Mind: The Puritan Practice of Biblical Meditation.  Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2015.  See here to buy the book. God’s Battle Plan for the Mind is about meditating on the Scriptures, and … Continue reading

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Acts 12 – Herod Agrippa I

Originally posted on Reading Acts:
Herod Agrippa begins to persecute the church in Jerusalem (verse 1). The Herod of Acts 12 is Agrippa I.  Later in Acts we meet Agrippa, he is Herod Agrippa II (Agrippa II is Marcus Julius…

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Book Write-Up: Contagious Disciple Making

Donald L. Watson and Paul D. Watson.  Contagious Disciple Making: Leading Others on a Journey of Discovery.  Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2014.  See here to buy the book. Contagious Disciple Making is about how Christians can make disciples of Jesus Christ.  … Continue reading

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The Copywriter’s Notebook: Confucius for Christians

Originally posted on EerdWord:
If you’ve been paying attention to my little corner of this blog for a couple of years now, you may remember how well I love bookstore and library displays that present “If you liked __________, try…

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Overview of the fine-tuning argument and some objections to it

Originally posted on WINTERY KNIGHT:
There are four posts in the series, so far. I think Allen might be done, so I’m going to link to all four and snip something I like from each one. The first post is…

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Ramblings on Neuhaus’ Political Conversion

I was not entirely satisfied with my review of Randy Boyagoda’s biography of Richard John Neuhaus, and I was thinking of rewriting one of the sections.  I have decided not to do so, however.  I have submitted the review, and … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Richard John Neuhaus, by Randy Boyagoda

Randy Boyagoda.  Richard John Neuhaus: A Life in the Public Square.  New York: Image (an imprint of Crown, a division of Random House), 2015.  See here to purchase the book. Richard John Neuhaus (1936-2009) was a Catholic priest and a … Continue reading

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