Monthly Archives: June 2017

Book Write-Up: Reformation Women

Rebecca VanDoodewaard.  Reformation Women: Sixteenth-Century Figures Who Shaped Christianity’s Rebirth.  Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2017.  See here to purchase the book. As the title indicates, this book is about sixteenth century Protestant women who contributed to the Protestant Reformation.  … Continue reading

Posted in History, Religion

Book Write-Up: The Quran in Context

Mark Robert Anderson.  The Quran in Context: A Christian Exploration.  IVP Academic, 2016.  See here to purchase the book. The bio of Mark Robert Anderson on Amazon states: “Mark Robert Anderson has completed graduate degrees in Islamic Studies at McGill … Continue reading

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Is Genesis History: Digging for Truth and Coming up Empty-Handed

Originally posted on Naturalis Historia:
Please welcome Lars Cade* as a guest blogger on Naturalis Historia. I am a Christian currently studying to become a paleontologist. While I still have much more that I need to learn before I could…

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Review: Reinhold Niebuhr (Makers of the Modern Theological Mind)

Originally posted on Bob on Books:
Reinhold Niebuhr (Makers of the Modern Theological Mind), Bob E. Patterson. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2017 (originally published in 1977). Summary: An introduction to the life and theological contribution of this mid-twentieth century theologian, known…

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Wright-the David story as a parable of power

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
I am interested in the historical happenings behind events recounted in the Bible.  So what I have read about David has often been speculation about the events of his rise and rule. I say “speculation” because,…

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Church Write-Up: Scattered Ramblings on Grace and Service

At church this morning, the pastor spoke about spiritual gifts. Jesus’ Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16) was the biblical text that framed the pastor’s message this morning.  See here if you want to read the parable.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dealing With People You Can’t Stand

Originally posted on Edge Induced Cohesion:
Dealing With People You Can’t Stand:  How To Bring Out The Best In People At Their Worst, by Dr. Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner In reading this book I was struck by a…

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Links to share…a mediocre life, idolatry of biblical womanhood, book publishing, book giveaways

Originally posted on Enough Light:
I often share links for my own future reference, but figure an article might interest one of my blog readers too. ** Certain types of Christianity are all about having “the best life now.” Or…

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Book Write-Up: Say Goodbye to Regret, by Bob Santos

Bob Santos.  Say Goodbye to Regret: Discovering the Secret to a Blessed Life.  Search for Me Ministries, Inc., 2017.  See here to buy the book. This is the third Bob Santos book that I have read.  Some of what he … Continue reading

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The stabbing of Eglon and the fall of Jericho

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
I want to comment on the odd geography of the story of the assassination of Eglon and the revolt of the Benjaminites in Judges 3:12-30. The obese Moabite sheikh, Eglon, has seized Jericho and made some…

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