Monthly Archives: July 2017

Church Write-Up: Lots on Encouragement

For church last Sunday morning, I went to the “Pen Church,” an evangelical church where I get a free pen every time I attend.  The preacher was the pastor’s father-in-law, who used to pastor the church. What I will do … Continue reading

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So You Want To Be A Blog Superstar

Originally posted on Edge Induced Cohesion:
What makes a blog interesting and worthy of discussion?  I have done a lot of blogging in my life, and seen and known a lot of bloggers.  Some of the people I know who…

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Na’amen-the palace library as source for David’s story

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
I have read some books about King David.  Some of them treat him as an elusive historical figure.  Some treat him more as a literary invention. This has caused me to focus on the question of…

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Book Review – The Righteousness of God: A Lexical Examination of the Covenant-Faithfulness Interpretation (Charles Lee Irons)

Charles Lee Irons. The Righteousness of God: A Lexical Examination of the Covenant-Faithfulness Interpretation. Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015. 540 pp. $135.00. The Righteousness of God is the published form of Irons’s 2011 dissertation at Fuller Theological Seminary under Donald Hagner, with Seyoon…

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Book Write-Up: Spirit-Empowered Theology

Charles Carrin.  Spirit-Empowered Theology.  Chosen, 2017.  See here to purchase the book. Charles Carrin is a minister.  He has a D.D., and his education was from the University of Georgia and Columbia Theological Seminary.  Spirit-Powered Theology is a book that … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Spiritual Pride and Humility

For church Sunday morning, I attended what I call the “Pen church” (since I receive a free pen when I go there).  The pastor started a six-week series entitled “No Perfect People Allowed.”  That is the motto of the church, … Continue reading

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Review: The Gatekeepers

Originally posted on Bob on Books:
The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency, Chris Whipple. New York: Crown, 2017. Summary: A study of the White House Chiefs of Staff, from the Nixon through Obama administrations,…

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Wright-the David-Caleb rivalry through time

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
The stories of Caleb and David come together in the story of Nabal and Abigail in 1 Samuel 25.  Nabal is a wealthy Calebite, perhaps their chief.  And David brings the Calebites into Judah as a…

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Book Write-Up: Egypt’s Sister, by Angela Hunt

Angela Hunt.  Egypt’s Sister.  Bethany House, 2017.  See here to buy the book. Egypt’s Sister is the first book of Angela Hunt’s “The Silent Years,” which concerns the so-called “Intertestamental Period,” the time between the Old and the New Testaments.  … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis and Poor Writers

Originally posted on Mere Inkling Press:
C.S. Lewis seldom kept a secret his low opinion of poor writers. This wasn’t because he was a literary snob, it’s because he was a literary critic. Actually, the breadth of Lewis’ literary tastes…

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