Monthly Archives: January 2016

Jesus Visits His Hometown, and They’re Not On the Same Page

The sermon at church this morning was about Luke 4:16-30.  Jesus is at the synagogue in Nazareth, the town in which he was raised.  Jesus reads to the synagogue from Isaiah 61:1-2: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: A Commentary on 1&2 Chronicles, by Eugene H. Merrill

Eugene H. Merrill.  A Commentary on 1 & 2 Chronicles.  Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2015.  See here to purchase the book. Eugene H. Merrill is professor emeritus of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.  He has degrees from Bob … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Pounamu Prophecy

Cindy Williams.  The Pounamu Prophecy: A Sweeping Story of Love, Betrayal and Hope.  Rhiza Press, 2015.  See here to buy the book. The Pounamu Prophecy is set in Australia and New Zealand.  Actually, this book was published in Australia, and … Continue reading

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Sondergger vs. Barth on the Sinlessness of Christ

Originally posted on Theologians, Inc.:
In her contribution to ‘Theological Theology: Essays in Honour of John Webster‘, ‘The Sinlessness of Christ’, Katherine Sonderegger looks at a variety of ways of thinking about the doctrine non posse peccare. In its own right…

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Did Jesus Speak Greek? by R. Scott Gleaves (A Response Essay)

Originally posted on Septuaginta &c.:
Sometimes I forget where books come from. But recently I received a book that I must have requested somewhere along the way – G. Scott Gleaves, Did Jesus Speak Greek? The Emerging Evidence of Greek…

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Book Write-Up: Dispensationalism and the History of Redemption

D. Jeffrey Bingham and Glenn R. Kreider.  Dispensationalism and the History of Redemption: A Developing and Diverse Tradition.  Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2015.  See here to buy the book. Dispensationalism and the History of Redemption contains essays by ten scholars about … Continue reading

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Spirit & Soul – Addressing Misconceptions

Originally posted on All Things are Yours:
I wrote this a long time ago in response to a discussion that was going on in a  community of Christians I was walking with.  It’s a response to a view of “spirit…

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Posts I Wrote Engaging Ron Dart’s Thought

Ronald L. Dart recently died.  Dart was a minister in the Worldwide Church of God (WCG).  When Garner Ted Armstrong left the WCG and founded the Church of God International (CGI), Dart became a minister at the CGI.  Later, Dart … Continue reading

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Hector Avalos’ Critique of Patterns of Evidence (About the Historicity of the Exodus)

Patterns of Evidence is a 2015 documentary arguing that the biblical Exodus happened in history.  On the blog, Debunking Christianity, biblical scholar Hector Avalos extensively critiques the documentary.  I am sharing this for the information that Avalos presents. http://debunkingchristianity.blogspot.com/2016/01/patterns-of-poor-research-critique-of.html

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The Crushed Grape

The pastor in his sermon this morning was talking about crushed grapes, which are used to make wine.  He was using that as a metaphor for how life’s blows can make us better people.  He also talked about how God … Continue reading

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