Monthly Archives: March 2015

Book Write-Up (Loosely-Speaking): Thoughts in Solitude, by Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton.  Thoughts in Solitude.  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1956, 1958, 1982. Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk.  Not long ago, I blogged about a biography about him, Michael Mott’s The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton.  Thoughts in … Continue reading

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Seccombe–a little more identity politics

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
I am interested in Simon of Cyrene. So I was disappointed that David Seccombe in The King of God’s Kingdom say only a little about him. Seccombe does set the scene for the trek to Calvary.…

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Book Write-Up: Transcending Mysteries

Andrew Greer and Ginny Owens.  Transcending Mysteries: Who Is God, and What Does He Want from Us?  Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2015.  See here to buy the book. Andrew Greer and Ginny Owens are Christian musicians.  In Transcending Mysteries, they tell … Continue reading

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Ramblings on Love, Palm Sunday, and Church

We celebrated Palm Sunday at church this morning.  A key theme was how our love falls short, whereas Jesus’ love does not.  Palm Sunday is about how people were cheering for Jesus when he entered Jerusalem, but they would turn … Continue reading

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For Those Coming Here from Vridar

Neil Godfrey from Vridar has graciously linked to my recent review of Robert Price’s The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man, so my blog stats are booming.  I just want to let the people coming here from Vridar know that I … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the Calling of Abraham’s Family

Originally posted on Theologians, Inc.:
I’m reading ‘A New Heaven and a New Earth’ by J. Richard Middleton, and therein he makes the Wright-esque claim that Abraham’s family was called to ‘set things to rights’ or some variant on that…

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II Chronicles 26

II Chronicles 26 is about King Uzziah of Judah.  He was righteous, but God punished him with leprosy because he went into the Temple to offer incense, which only the Aaronide priests were allowed to do. Here are some thoughts: … Continue reading

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Seccombe-Pilate’s reluctance

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
For Lent, I am reflecting on the events leading up the Jesus’ crucifixion by reading part of David Seccombe’s The King of God’s Kingdom. With Jesus’ appearance before Pilate, we get connected with secular history. Pilate…

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Book Write-Up (Loosely-Speaking): The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man, by Robert M. Price

Robert M. Price.  The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man: How Reliable Is the Gospel Tradition?  Amherst, New York: Prometheus, 2003.  See here to buy the book. Robert M. Price is often characterized as an atheist biblical scholar and a Christ … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: When Calls the Heart, by Janette Oke

Janette Oke.  When Calls the Heart.  Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 1983. When Calls the Heart is the first book of Janette Oke’s Canadian West series.  I recently read the first two books of the Return to the Canadian West series, … Continue reading

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