Monthly Archives: March 2017

Book Write-Up: The Beloved Hope Chest, by Amy Clipston

Amy Clipston.  The Beloved Hope Chest.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2017.  See here to buy the book. The Beloved Hope Chest is Book 4 of Amy Clipston’s Amish Heirloom series. Each of the previous three books ended with some sort of … Continue reading

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Articles: How Democrats Killed Their Populist Soul; Reading Little House as an Adult

I don’t feel like doing an extensive Current Events Write-Up today, so I will just link to two articles that I found interesting. The Atlantic: How Democrats Killed Their Populist Soul:In the 1970s, a new wave of post-Watergate liberals stopped … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Hum of Angels, by Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight.  The Hum of Angels: Listening for the Messengers of God Around Us.  WaterBrook, 2017.  See here to purchase the book. Scot McKnight teaches New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. Here are some of my thoughts about … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Ripping Out Sins

Last Sunday, I visited what I call the “Word of Faith” church.  The label fits in some areas but not in others, but I don’t want to identify the church by name, so that is the label that I will … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Sinai and the Saints

James M. Todd III.  Sinai and the Saints: Reading Old Covenant Laws for the New Covenant Community.  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2017.  See here to purchase the book. Are Christians obligated to obey the laws that God gave to Moses … Continue reading

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Levenson-divine jealousy and the divine love language

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
I am reading Jon Levenson’s The Love of God. Today I want to cover two points that derive from Levenson’s teaching experience. When a writer can bring real world experience–okay, sometimes it is a stretch to…

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Book Write-Up: Faith in the Face of Empire, by Mitri Raheb

Mitri Raheb.  Faith in the Face of Empire: The Bible through Palestinian Eyes.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2014.  See here to purchase the book. Mitri Raheb is a Lutheran pastor in Bethlehem.  He was born in Bethlehem to a family … Continue reading

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Levenson-love as obligation

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
How can emotion be commanded?  Yet the shema of Deuteronomy 6:4-9 contains the command “You shall love the Lord your God.”  Most marriage ceremonies include the promise to love.  Yet love as passion is a fickle thing…

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The 5 Most Common Mistakes Bloggers Make

Originally posted on A Pilgrim in Narnia:
Great blogs are based on great content–good design, creative network capability, and, especially, great writing. When bloggers get it right, it can be a beautiful thing. At the moment when an audience connects…

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Book Write-Up: Lighthouse Faith, by Lauren Green

Lauren Green.  Lighthouse Faith: God as a Living Reality in a World Immersed in Fog.  Nashville: W Publishing, 2017.  See here to purchase the book. Lauren Green is a religion correspondent for Fox News.  Many know her from her awful … Continue reading

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