Monthly Archives: August 2016

A Reorientation of the Heart

At church last week, the pastor was preaching about James 5:1-6.  In that passage, James criticizes the rich people who hoarded their wealth, lived in luxury while depriving their workers of pay, and condemned the just one to death. The … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Touchpoint, by Bob Santos

Bob Santos.  The Touchpoint: Connecting with God Through the Bible.  Indiana, PA: Search for Me Ministries, Inc., 2016.  See here to purchase the book. I read and reviewed Bob Santos’ The Divine Progression of Grace over a year ago and … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Bible, Religion

Derek Leman on “No Other Name” (Acts 4:12)

Derek Leman was a Messianic rabbi, and I have been subscribing to his Daily D’var for years.  Now it is called the “Daily Portion.” In his August 27, 2016 Daily Portion, Derek addresses Acts 4:12.  Acts 4:12 is a famous … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: An Amish Harvest

An Amish Harvest: Four Novellas.  Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2016.  See here to buy the book. As the title indicates, this book has four novellas.  Each is by a well-known author in the field of Amish fiction.  In this review, I … Continue reading

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Humility and Limitations

At church last Sunday, the pastor preached about humility.  He has been going through the Book of James, and his text last Sunday was James 4:13-15.  In that passage, James criticizes people who have grandiose plans about what they are … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Between Pain & Grace

Gerald W. Peterman and Andrew J. Schmutzer.  Between Pain & Grace: A Biblical Theology of Suffering.  Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2016.  See here to purchase the book. Gerald W. Peterman and Andrew J. Schmutzer teach Bible at the Moody Bible Institute.  … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Genesis Revisited

Donald Arlo Jennings.  Genesis Revisited: The Creation.  Bloomington: WestBow Press, 2013.  See here to buy the book. Donald Arlo Jennings has a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems and has written about healthcare technology.  In Genesis Revisited, Jennings attempts to answer … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: How Jesus Saves the World from Us

Morgan Guyton.  How Jesus Saves the World from Us: 12 Antidotes to Toxic Christianity.  Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2016.  See here to purchase the book. Morgan Guyton blogs at the “Mercy Not Sacrifice” blog at Patheos and has written … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: A Doubter’s Guide to the Ten Commandments

John Dickson.  A Doubter’s Guide to the Ten Commandments: How, For Better or Worse, Our Ideas About the Good Life Come from Moses and Jesus.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2016.  See here to buy the book. John Dickson has a Ph.D. … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Bible, History, Religion

Book Write-Up: A Little Handbook for Preachers

Mary S. Hulst.  A Little Handbook for Preachers: Ten Practical Ways to a Better Sermon by Sunday.  Downers Grove: IVP Books, 2016.  See here to purchase the book. Mary Hulst is a college chaplain and has been a professor of … Continue reading

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