Monthly Archives: October 2016

Book Write-Up: A Man Attested by God, by J.R. Daniel Kirk

J.R. Daniel Kirk.  A Man Attested by God: The Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels.  Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2016.  See here to purchase the book. In A Man Attested by God: The Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels, … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Waves of Mercy, by Lynn Austin

Lynn Austin.  Waves of Mercy.  Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2016.  See here to buy the book. Waves of Mercy is set in the nineteenth century.  Anna Nicholson is a young woman from Chicago, and she is staying at Hotel Ottawa in … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Rise of the Prophet

Rodney Coe.  The Rise of the Prophet.  Crosslink Publishing, 2016.  See here to buy the book. The Rise of the Prophet is set in the fictional land of Habareet.  In the past, Habareet was prosperous and united.  Then, the Barar, … Continue reading

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Sowing, Reaping, and Reciprocation

It was supposed to rain five inches last Sunday, so I did not physically go to church that morning.  Rather, I stayed home and watched the service on the Internet.  It wasn’t the same, but it was something! The senior … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Discovering the Septuagint

Karen H. Jobes, ed.  Discovering the Septuagint: A Guided Reader.  Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2016.  See here to purchase the book. The Septuagint (or LXX) is a Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible.  Many scholars agree that the Septuagint for … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life, by Jeremy Pierre

Jeremy Pierre.  The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience.  Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press, 2016.  See here to purchase the book. Jeremy Pierre teaches biblical counseling at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is also the … Continue reading

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Ramblings on Jesus Being an Absolutist, and Alienation

At church last Sunday, the pastor was saying that Jesus did not water down his message to make people comfortable.  Jesus said that either you are with him, or you’re against him.  There is no “I suppose so” or middle … Continue reading

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On the Roots of the Hebrew Bible: Mesopotamian or Greek?

Originally posted on The Biblical Review:
*These thoughts are not intended to be fully developed. For the most part, they are musings about my current coursework at the University of Chicago. In the Hebrew Bible, no copyright page exists. In…

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Milavec-first communion

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
I have to go back to the discussion of baptism in the Didache community that I covered in my last post about Aaron Milavec’s The Didache: Text, Translation, Analysis, and Commentary. He gives us a scenario…

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Book Write-Up: The Parting, by Beverly Lewis

Beverly Lewis.  The Parting.  Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 2007.  See here to purchase the book. I recently read and reviewed Beverly Lewis’ latest Amish fiction novel, entitled The Wish.  The last few pages of the book had advertisements for other … Continue reading

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