Monthly Archives: March 2015

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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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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