Monthly Archives: February 2015

II Chronicles 21: Elijah’s Letter

In II Chronicles 21:12-15, King Jehoram of Judah, the son of righteous King Jehoshaphat, receives a letter from the prophet Elijah, rebuking Jehoram and predicting Jehoram’s downfall.  How could Jehoram have received a letter from Elijah?  Had not Elijah been … Continue reading

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A Changed Heart?

I’ll be returning Siri Mitchell’s Love’s Pursuit to the library tomorrow.  I may write about it more in the future.  In this post, I want to quote my favorite passage.  The book is set in American Puritan times.  Nathaniel, the … Continue reading

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Acts 10 – Roman Soldiers and Religion

Reading Acts Cornelius was part of the Italian Regiment (Acts 10:1), a cohort based in Syria and part of the Roman administration for the region. The centurion was the “backbone” of the Roman army and the most important tactical officer … Continue reading

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Scattered Ramblings on Three Posts, and Small Groups That Have Different People

Let me start by mentioning the three posts. 1.  Beth Caplin, Dear Church, here is where you lose me. Beth talks about her disagreements with conservative Christians within the church, and how she has not been persuaded by the “answers” … Continue reading

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Acts 10 – What is a “God-Fearing Gentile”?

Reading Acts Luke describes Cornelius as God-Fearing and devout. “Devout” (εὐσεβής, 10:2) indicates someone is devoted to a particular religion or god; a person who is “profoundly reverent” (BDAG), whether this is a person who is reverent towards the God … Continue reading

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Rachel in Review: A Lutheran View of Frozen

Originally posted on EerdWord:
This coming Sunday, I have two big events on my calendar: Go to church. Watch the Oscars. Were I not an Eerdnerd, it would be the most natural thing in the world for me to draw…

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Book Write-Up: Wedded to War, by Jocelyn Green

Jocelyn Green.  Wedded to War.  Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2012.  See here to buy the book. Wedded to War is Jocelyn Green’s first novel, and the first book of her Heroines Behind the Lines series, which focuses on the American Civil … Continue reading

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Scattered Ramblings on Handling Success

A few weeks ago, I was watching CBS Sunday Morning on Sunday morning.  During winters or on rainy days when I cannot walk to church, my Mom’s husband drives me, and we watch pieces of CBS This Morning  before we … Continue reading

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Acts 9:43 – Simon and Cornelius

Reading Acts Tanning pits in Morocco Peter stays in Joppa at the home of Simon the Tanner (Acts 9:43). This simple statement is important, especially in the light of what happens in chapter 10. This is significant since the occupation … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Question of Canon: Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament Debate (Michael Kruger)

Michael J. Kruger. The Question of Canon: Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament Debate. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2013. 256 pp. $24.00. Dr. Michael Kruger, President and NT professor at Reformed Theological Seminary Charlotte, is a leading expert in Christian…

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