Daily Archives: September 11, 2018

Blessed are Those Who are Persecuted for Righteousness’ Sake – Matthew 5:10-12

Reading Acts This beatitude is one of the more surprising reversals of conventional expectations in the beatitudes. Most people consider being persecuted for any reason to be a “blessing.” But in first Second Temple Judaism, there was virtue in being … Continue reading

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A Theology of the Beatitudes

Reading Acts There are many theological threads in this introduction to the Sermon on the Mount, here I want to settle on just three points which will resonate through the rest of the Sermon. The Kingdom of God. There is … Continue reading

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Chapter I in “Gesenius’ Hebrew Grammar”

Originally posted on The Biblical Review:
The subtitle of Chapter I is “Elementary Principles or the Sounds and Characters”. To no surprise, it is very dense. Nonetheless, the density of data is counterbalanced by very thorough and technical discussions of…

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The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel: Some Thoughts

Reblogging for future reference (not necessarily agreement): via The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel: Some Thoughts

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Review: Steel Valley Klan

Originally posted on Bob on Books:
Steel Valley Klan, William D. Jenkins. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1990. Summary: A study of Ku Klux Klan activity in the Mahoning Valley in the early 1920’s, its composition, and factors contributing to…

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Allison-the movie we watch at the time of death

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
The Near Death Experience (NDE) has been the subject of many popular books. Usually the books claim that these experiences give us knowledge about what awaits after death. There are counter claims that these experiences are…

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