Monthly Archives: December 2017

Book Review: The Cloud Of Unknowing

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The Cloud Of Unknowing, by Anonymous A great part of the appeal of this book to many people is trying to uncover the mystery of who wrote it.  This book is certainly a good…

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Book Review: Stephen G. Dempster, Micah

Reading Acts Dempster, Stephen G. Micah. Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2017. 292 pp. Pb; $30.   Link to Eerdmans In fifty-six page the introduction to the commentary, Dempster covers the usual material expected in an Old … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Long Before Luther, by Nathan Busenitz

Nathan Busenitz.  Long Before Luther: Tracing the Heart of the Gospel from Christ to the Reformation.  Moody Publishers, Master’s Seminary Press, 2017.  See here to purchase the book. Nathan Busenitz has a doctorate in church history from the Master’s Seminary, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Practice Of The Presence Of God

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The Practice Of The Presence Of God, by Brother Lawrence One of the things that one learns as a reader of books of Christian mysticism [1] is that the best of these books are…

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Joseph, the Righteous Man – Matthew 1:18-25

Reading Acts Joseph discovered his young wife to be is with child (Matthew 1:18-19). Betrothal in the Second Temple Period was a legally binding relationship which could be set aside only through a divorce-like proceeding. A betrothal period could take … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Comfort Plus Service, the Fall (Again), He Brought Himself, Abundance

I went to the Wednesday Advent service at the Missouri Synod Lutheran church. The pastor opened his sermon by talking about the charity work that the church is doing this Christmas season, in an attempt to make other people’s lives … Continue reading

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Dialogue with Classicist Trevor Luke on Roman Imperial Ideology and the Miracles of Jesus: Part 1

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Luke 1:46-55 – Mary’s Song

Reading Acts It seems to me I have heard the song, “Mary Did you Know” more this year than usual. The song asks if Mary realized just what the baby Jesus would do later in his life.  There is nothing … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: What Does Isaiah 28:11 Mean?

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Earlier this evening when I was eating dinner I received a message on my phone from a loyal reader who asked me what Isaiah 28:11 meant, specifically when it referred to stammering lips:  “For…

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R.C. Sproul Memories

I didn’t personally know R.C. Sproul, but here are some memories of my encounters with his work. A.  In the college library, I saw his book, The Last Days According to Jesus.  I wanted to read it, but I did … Continue reading

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