Monthly Archives: March 2015

Book Review – The Blessing of Abraham, the Spirit, & Justification in Galatians

Chee-Chiew Lee. The Blessing of Abraham, the Spirit, & Justification in Galatians. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2013. 256 pp. $28.00. This book is a revision of a dissertation done under Douglas Moo at Wheaton. In this study, Chee-Chiew Lee investigates the relationship between…

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Review: What Kind of Nation

Originally posted on Bob on Books:
Summary: Simon’s book summarizes the struggle between John Marshall and Thomas Jefferson to define the character of American Federal government, focusing particularly on Marshall’s role in creating a strong judicial branch. A good book…

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Book Write-Up (Loosely-Speaking): Where Trust Lies

Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan.  Where Trust Lies.  Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 2015.  See here to buy the book. Where Trust Lies is the sequel to Where Courage Calls, which I wrote about here.  Where Courage Calls is about … Continue reading

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My Sermon Today—-The New Covenant: Already and Not Yet

I preached (or, actually, read) the sermon at my church this morning.  I will post it here.  It was helpful to me to write it because the process allowed me to clarify to myself what my religious and theological views … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 25

II Chronicles 25 is about King Amaziah of Judah.  The Chronicler says that Amaziah was a righteous king, but his heart was not perfect.  Amaziah’s father, King Joash, had been killed, and Amaziah as king obeyed the Torah by executing … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Faith, Freedom and the Spirit

Paul D. Molnar.  Faith, Freedom and the Spirit: The Economic Trinity in Barth, Torrance and Contemporary Theology.  Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Academic, 2015.  See here for Intervarsity Press’s page about the book. Paul D. Molnar teaches Systematic Theology at St. … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: How to Be Pentecostal Without Speaking in Tongues

Tony Campolo.  How to Be Pentecostal Without Speaking in Tongues.  Dallas: Word Publishing, 1991.  See here to buy the book. Tony Campolo is a preacher and a sociologist, and he was a spiritual adviser to President Bill Clinton during the … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Divided, by Bill Delvaux

Bill Delvaux.  Divided: When the Head and the Heart Don’t Agree.  Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2015.  See here to buy the book. Christians intellectually believe certain ideas, but their heads and their hearts do not always agree.  They may have heard … Continue reading

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Jesus the Jew, and Being Born Again

Yesterday at church, my pastor preached about John 3, in which Jesus tells the Jewish religious leader Nicodemus that he must be born again. My pastor made the point that Jesus was not an evangelical Christian doing altar calls, but … Continue reading

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How Did Jesus Get to be So Hot? Where Popular Images of Jesus Actually Came From

Originally posted on AwayPoint:
Lyrics for the rap song, B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth), include the following line: The white image, of Christ, is really Cesare Borgia. The idea that our modern image of Jesus could be based on…

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