Monthly Archives: December 2017

Lecture Series Write-Up: The Psychology of Atheism, by R.C. Sproul

In my post, R.C. Sproul Memories, I mentioned a book that the late R.C. Sproul wrote entitled The Psychology of Atheism, which atheist biblical scholar Robert M. Price actually praised (see here).  I included a link to a series of … Continue reading

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Books read in 2017

Originally posted on Enough Light:
There are different types of people out there, and some think it is rather odd to share a list of books of read for the year. “Who cares?” However, please know, that among readers, sharing…

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Interview with James Kugel – The Great Shift

Originally posted on The Book of Doctrines and Opinions::
Why do we not see God anymore? Why does He not walk around our neighborhoods the way He did in the Bible? Why do Biblical figures not ask what the law…

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Book Write-Up: Probing

Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky.  Probing.  Bethany House, 2017.  See here to buy the book. Probing is the third volume of the “Harbingers” series.  As in the first and second volumes, authors Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, … Continue reading

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Review: Choosing Donald Trump

Originally posted on Bob on Books:
Choosing Donald Trump, Stephen Mansfield. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2017. Summary: Written just after the election of Donald J. Trump to the presidency, this book explores his character and formative influences, what his appeal…

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Book Write-Up: An Amish Christmas Love

Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, and Ruth Reid.  An Amish Christmas Love: Four Novellas.  Thomas Nelson, 2017.  See here to buy the book. I will not post this review on Amazon, so it will be more informal than the … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Not Letting God Pass By, and the Question of Whether David’s Hands Were Unclean

I went to the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church on Christmas Day. The pastor shared that he was in the process of editing his father-in-law’s old sermons, and he came across a story in one of them.  In this story, the … Continue reading

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Settling in to a new normal

Originally posted on The 365 Days Without Facebook Challenge:
It feels like I’m finding my footing now that I’ve been out of the social media game a little over 3 months.? I’m starting to feel like myself again – which is…

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Church Write-Up: Christmas Eve 2017

For church on Christmas Eve morning, I went to the 9 A.M. service at what I call the “Word of Faith” church.  The Missouri Synod Lutheran church was having a 10 A.M. service, rather than its usual 8:30 A.M. traditional … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Interior Castle

Originally posted on Edge Induced Cohesion:
The Interior Castle, by Teresa of Avila In my reading of Christian contemplative texts [1], one tends to find some patterns that reappear over and over again.  For one, those who view Christian mysticism…

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