Monthly Archives: April 2015

Searching for a New Church

I am moving across the country, and one thing that I will be looking for is a new church.  That is pretty intimidating.  I have been attending the same church for the past four years, and one reason I like … Continue reading

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Last Day at My Current Church

Today was my last day at my church.  I have been attending a local Presbyterian Church (USA) for the past four years.  The theme at church this morning was Jesus being the good shepherd. Here are a variety of items: … Continue reading

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Spark-constructive approaches

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
The next chapter in God’s Word in Human Words is entitled “Constructive Responses to Biblical Criticism”.  Kenton Sparks finds a rich collection of attempts by scholars to deal in a positive way with the problems historical…

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Book Write-Up: Searching for Sunday, by Rachel Held Evans

Rachel Held Evans.  Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church.  Nashville: Nelson Books, 2015.  See here to buy the book. In Searching for Sunday, popular Christian author and blogger Rachel Held Evans discusses the church.  She shares her … Continue reading

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Ramblings on Goodness and Pride

I recently reviewed Daniel Westberg’s Renewing Moral Theology.  On page 96, Westberg quotes something that Geoffrey Bromiley says about human sinfulness: “And even if one does the good or avoids the evil, how easily it is all soured by the … Continue reading

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Sparks-is reading the Bible this way hostile to faith?

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
Clearly Kenton Sparks has read and disagreed with many evangelical scholars who have tried to dismiss or downplay the application of critical methods to the Bible. In God’s Word in Human Words he tries to show…

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II Chronicles 30

II Chronicles 30 is about righteous King Hezekiah’s Passover, which Judahites and some Northern Israelites attended. There is debate about whether or not Hezekiah’s Passover actually happened.  After all, does not II Kings 23:22 state regarding the Passover of a … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Renewing Moral Theology, by Daniel A. Westberg

Daniel A. Westberg.  Renewing Moral Theology: Christian Ethics As Action, Character and Grace.  Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Academic, 2015.  See here to buy the book. Daniel Westberg teaches ethics and moral theology at Nashotah House Theological Seminary.  In Renewing Moral … Continue reading

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Ramblings on “Joseph and Aseneth”

I have been reading the Jewish work, “Joseph and Aseneth,” for my daily quiet time.  The date given underneath the title of the work in my Charlesworth Pseudepigrapha is the first century B.C.E. to the second century C.E.  Aseneth was … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Church in Exile

Originally posted on Enough Light:
Here is the promised book review from my last post: The Church in Exile, Living in Hope After Christendom By Lee Beach, published by IVP Academic 2015, 238 pages. I read this book in 2…

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