Monthly Archives: December 2016

Book Write-Up: An Explorer’s Guide to Karl Barth, by David Guretzki

David Guretzki.  An Explorer’s Guide to Karl Barth.  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2016.  See here to buy the book. I have read books by and about Karl Barth, the renowned Swiss theologian.  To put myself on a spectrum, I would … Continue reading

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Movie Write-Up: Revelation Road (2013)

Revelation Road is a 2013 Christian movie. David A.R. White plays Josh McManus, a traveling salesman with a violent past.  Josh has a couple of tussles with a biker gang, and, in one tussle, he fights and kills assailants with … Continue reading

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Review: Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After

Originally posted on Bob on Books:
Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After,?Blanche Wiesen Cook. New York: Viking, 2016. Summary: The third and final volume in this biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, covering her advocacy, friendships, and relationship with…

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Current Events Write-Up: Maverick Cabinet Picks, School Choice, Hillary Visited Working Class States, George Orwell, Etc.

Time for another week of news stories and opinion pieces! The Trump Cabinet Stephen Chapman’s column appears on Townhall, and he is usually a critic of Trump.  He is praising Trump’s selection of Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State and … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Called by Triune Grace, by Jonathan Hoglund

Jonathan Hoglund.  Called by Triune Grace: Divine Rhetoric and the Effectual Call.  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2016.  See here to purchase the book. Called by Triune Grace, by Jonathan Hoglund, is relevant to the Calvinist concept of irresistible grace.  For … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Going Home “Another Way”

At church last week, the main Scripture text was Matthew 2:12.  Speaking about the magi who visited young Jesus, the passage states: “And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into … Continue reading

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Movie Write-Up: God’s Not Dead 2

I watched the 2016 Christian movie, God’s Not Dead 2, on Amazon last night.  God’s Not Dead 2 is the sequel to the 2014 movie God’s Not Dead. Here are some items.  In the course of my commentary, I will … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom

Andrew T. Abernethy.  The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom: A Thematic-Theological Approach.  Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2016.  See here to purchase the book. Andrew T. Abernethy teaches Old Testament at Wheaton College.  The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Adam, by R.C. Besteder

R.C. Besteder.  Adam: You Are Descended from Adam.  What About Adam?  Bloomington: WestBow, 2013.  See here to buy the book. This book has reflections and musings about the primeval history in the Book of Genesis (Genesis 1-11). Overall, I found … Continue reading

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More on David

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
I wrapped up my consideration of Joel Baden’s The Historical David.  But I am still thinking about David’s career.  One way of thinking about David is that the Bible uses him as a bad example and…

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