Monthly Archives: February 2015

Hamor in Judges 9:28

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
While I am getting ready for my next reading project I will look at some passages in the Hebrew Bible that puzzle me.  These are the kind of passages that people tend to pass over because…

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President’s Day 2015

Today is President’s Day!  We’ll be going to a couple of Goodwills, the ones where the price of everything is 35% off.  I’ll be looking at the books, DVDs, and VHSs. I have set limits on what I buy.  Sometimes, … Continue reading

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Tabernacles on the Mountain, and Service Here Below

The sermon at church this morning was about the Transfiguration.  In Mark 9, Jesus, Peter, James, and John go up a high mountain, and Jesus becomes transfigured before the three disciples.  Jesus’ clothes becoming shining, and Moses and Elijah appear … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Divine Progression of Grace

Bob Santos.  The Divine Progression of Grace: Blazing a Trail to Fruitful Living.  Indiana, PA: Search for Me Ministries, 2014. ISBN-10: 1937956075. ISBN-13: 978-1937956073.  See here to purchase the book. In The Divine Progression of Grace, Bob Santos argues that … Continue reading

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Ovid’s Metamorphoses and the Gospel According to Hermes

Originally posted on Is That in the Bible?:
A few months ago, I wrote about some interesting allusions to the priest-poet Epimenides in the New Testament. I’d like to continue exploring non-scriptural literary influences and connections in the Bible with…

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William Lane Craig lectures on naturalistic alternatives to the Big Bang

Originally posted on WINTERY KNIGHT:
Here’s the lecture, which was given in 2004 at the University of Colorado, Boulder. This lecture might be a little advanced for beginners, but if you stretch your mind first, you shouldn’t tear anything. (Note:…

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II Chronicles 20

In II Chronicles 20, the Moabites, the Ammonites, the inhabitants of Mount Seir (the Edomites, most likely), and possibly another group (the NRSV says “some of the Meunites,” probably basing that on what the Septuagint has) are preparing to attack … Continue reading

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Personal Relationship with God and Going to Church

I was reading a post recently about someone’s journey in exploring different churches.  He said that a bedrock for him, through all of the turmoil that he experienced, was his personal relationship with God. I identify with that.  Evangelicalism nowadays … Continue reading

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Christianity’s Painfully Mixed Track Record on Slavery

Originally posted on AwayPoint:
Taken as a package, the Bible sends mixed messages about slavery, which is why Christian leaders used the Good Book on both sides—including in the lead up to the American civil war. Should a person be…

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Illustrating The Benefits of Pentateuchal Literary Criticism: The David and Goliath Story

Originally posted on Remnant of Giants:
Since the beginning of modern biblical studies, there have been various theories about how the Pentateuch came to be composed from earlier sources or layers of tradition. The method for reconstructing these earlier sources…

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