Monthly Archives: October 2017

Church Write-Up: Grace in the Naaman Story, the Book of Zephaniah, and John 8:1-11

For church last Sunday, I attended the church that I call the “Word of Faith” church, as well as a Missouri-Synod Lutheran church.  A common subject in both services was God’s grace, as in God’s unmerited favor towards people. The … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Uncategorized

Hebrews and replacement theology

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
Here is hat tip to James Bradford Pate  of James’ Ramblings for a link to this paper by a Jewish author drawing back a bit from the view that the New Testament book of Hebrews supports replacement…

Posted in Uncategorized

Terry O’Brien: 7 Books on Spiritual Abuse/Trauma, Questions, and Healing

October is my month of talking about Spiritual Healing. This is part of my Year of Healing, in which I tackle different topics of healing each month. During October, I will introduce you to the topics of unhealthy spirituality, spiritual … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Book Write-Up: Walden and Civil Disobedience

I read Walden and Civil Disobedience, by Henry David Thoreau.  Both works were in a Signet Classics edition.  There was also an afterword by Perry Miller, with whom I am familiar on account of his work on the Puritans.  Some … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Church Write-Up: Stanley, Schuller, and Conflict Resolution

I did not go to church last Sunday morning, since there were forecasts of heavy rain.  Instead, I watched Charles Stanley’s “In Touch” program, and Bobby Schuller’s “Hour of Power.”  That afternoon, I went to a seminar on conflict resolution, … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Uncategorized

Book Write-Up: Citizen Newt, by Craig Shirley

Craig Shirley.  Citizen Newt: The Making of a Reagan Conservative.  Nelson Books, 2017.  See here to purchase the book. Craig Shirley is renowned for his books about Ronald Reagan.  I first heard of him when I was watching a panel … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Book Write-Up: Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God

Brian Zahnd.  Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God: The Scandalous Truth of the Very Good News.  Waterbrook, 2017.  See here to buy the book. Brian Zahnd is founder and pastor of Word of Life Church, which is in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized