Monthly Archives: October 2016

Book Write-Up: The Reconciling Wisdom of God, by Adam J. Johnson

Adam J. Johnson.  The Reconciling Wisdom of God: Reframing the Doctrine of the Atonement.  Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2016.  See here to purchase the book. Adam J. Johnson has a Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is an instructor … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Ramblings on the Holy Spirit

At church last Sunday, the pastor preached about the Holy Spirit.  Here are some items: A.  The pastor said that the Holy Spirit is a person, but that many Christians do not talk as if he is a person.  Rather, … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Attributes of God, volume 2, by A.W. Tozer

A.W. Tozer.  The Attributes of God: Volume 2: Deeper Into the Father’s Heart.  Chicago: WingSpread Publishers (an imprint of Moody Publishers), 2015.  See here to purchase the book. A.W. Tozer was a pastor and Christian author who lived from 1897 … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Calvinism, Religion

Anderson-3 periods

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
In The Riddles of the Fourth Gospel, Paul N. Anderson says there were three periods during which the Gospel of John developed within a specific community: The Palestinian Period-30 to 70 CE The First Asia Minor…

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Book Write-Up: A Love Made New, by Kathleen Fuller

Kathleen Fuller.  A Love Made New.  Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2016.  See here to buy the book. A Love Made New is the third book of the “Amish of Birch Creek” series.  I did not read the first book of the … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Mission Possible, by D.L. McCarragher

D.L. McCarragher.  Mission Possible: Spiritual Covering.  Believing for Your Husband’s Salvation.  Alabaster Box Publishing, Inc., 2007, 2015.  See here to buy the book.  (The link is to the 2011 edition, which is cheaper.) Mission Possible: Spiritual Covering is for Christian … Continue reading

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Scattered Ramblings on Christians Leaving the Faith

For church last Sunday, I watched the service at home, since there were forecasts of heavy winds and rains. The pastor was preaching about the Epistle to the Hebrews, specifically its admonitions to the Jewish Christians to stay in the … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Walking on Water, by Madeleine L’Engle

Madeleine L’Engle.  Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith & Art.  Preface by Sara Zarr.  New York: Convergent Books, 2016.  See here to buy the book. Madeleine L’Engle is perhaps best known for her renowned children’s book, A Wrinkle in Time.  … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: When the Son of Man Didn’t Come

Christopher M. Hays, in collaboration with Brandon Gallaher, Julia S. Konstantinovsky, Richard J. Ounsworth, and C.A. Strine.  When the Son of Man Didn’t Come: A Constructive Proposal on the Delay of the Parousia.  Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.  See here to … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Hebrews, by Dr. Kathy Stewart

Dr. Kathy Stewart.  Hebrews: It’s Not How You Start—It’s How You Finish: A Study Guide to the Most Encouraging Book in the New Testament.  Bloomington: WestBow Press, 2013.  See here to buy the book. As the title indicates, this book … Continue reading

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