Monthly Archives: April 2015

Book Write-Up: A Week in the Life of a Roman Centurion

Gary M. Burge.  A Week in the Life of a Roman Centurion.  Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Academic, 2015.  See here to buy the book. Gary M. Burge teaches New Testament at Wheaton College.  A Week in the Life of a … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Heartless, by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Anne Elisabeth Stengl.  Heartless.  Bethany House Publishers, 2010.  See here to buy the book. This book won a Christy Award for a first-time novel.  It is a work of Christian fantasy.  It is also the first book in the Tales … Continue reading

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The Resurrected Jesus of Flesh and Bones

I do not have access to my Bibleworks right now, so my blog post about this morning’s church service will not be as precise when it comes to biblical references.  Essentially, my pastor this morning was preaching about the passage … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 29

II Chronicles 29 is about the reign of righteous King Hezekiah, particularly his attempts to repair the Temple and re-establish Temple worship. II Chronicles 29:34 states: “But the priests were too few, so that they could not flay all the … Continue reading

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Announcement

I am in the process of moving, and I will not have much access to my computer, so I will be turning off comments for a while.  Posts will still appear on this blog, but not as frequently until I … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Wonderland Creek, by Lynn Austin

Lynn Austin.  Wonderland Creek.  Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 2011.  See here to buy the book. Wonderland Creek won a Christy Award, which is an award for evangelical Christian fiction.  I really enjoyed other Christy Award-winning Lynn Austin novels that I … Continue reading

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Mary in the Martyrdom and Ascension of Isaiah

This is another post about the pseudepigraphical Martyrdom and Ascension of Isaiah, which is dated in the Charlesworth Pseudepigrapha to the second century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E.  My focus today is on what the book says about Mary … Continue reading

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Ramblings on The Martyrdom and Ascension of Isaiah, and a Divided (Yet United) House

I have been reading the Martyrdom and Ascension of Isaiah for my daily quiet time.  The date given underneath the title in my Charlesworth Pseudepigrapha is the second century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E.  The book was originally Jewish, … Continue reading

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Why I Have Gravitated Towards Christian Fiction

Why have I gravitated towards Christian fiction?  Because, even if I end up finding the story to be boring, at least the story will have some moral or spiritual lesson, and reading it will not have been a waste of … Continue reading

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Sparks-spin in ancient texts

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
It took some mental flexibility to get my brain back from postmodern philosophy to the Ancient Near East. But that is where Kenton Sparks goes next in God’s Word in Human Words. He has a chapter…

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