Monthly Archives: January 2019

Church Write-Up: Spiritual Gifts, Roman Pedagogy, Constantine, Septuagint, Text Criticism

Here are some items from church last Sunday. I attended the LCMS church. A. The theme was spiritual gifts. The youth pastor asked the kids if they have ever been on a team. If a person is on a basketball … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Revelation, by Charles C. Ryrie

Charles C. Ryrie. Revelation. Moody, 1996, 2018. See here to purchase the book. Charles Ryrie was a renowned conservative Christian scholar, theologian, and author. This book is a commentary on the Book of Revelation, written on a popular level yet … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Spiritual Gifts, Idolatry, Cross Plus

I went to the weekly adult Bible study at the LCMS. It resumed meeting, after a hiatus. The pastor started a series on I Corinthians. Here are some items: A. A key topic in I Corinthians is spiritual gifts. Spiritual … Continue reading

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Israel’s Exodus in Transdisciplinary Perspective An Evangelical Review

Originally posted on Malcolm Nicholson:
Thomas E. Levy, Thomas Schneider, William H.C. Propp (editors), Israel’s Exodus in Transdisciplinary Perspective, Text, Archaeology, Culture and Geoscience, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2015, 584 pages Between May 31 and June 3, 2013, a conference…

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Letter Writing in Greco-Roman Antiquity, book review — Enough Light

Letter Writing in Greco-Roman Antiquity by Stanley Stowers, Westminster Press, 1986. This book caught my eye in the Christian non-fiction section of my local used book store, for a couple reasons. As a student of the Bible, many of our … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Jerusalem’s Queen, by Angela Hunt

Angela Hunt. Jerusalem’s Queen: A Novel of Salome Alexandra. Bethany House, 2018. See here to purchase the book. Jerusalem’s Queen is the third book of Angela Hunt’s “Silent Years” series, which is about the period between the Hebrew Bible and … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Rewire Your Heart, by David Bowden

David Bowden. Rewire Your Heart: Replace Your Desire for Sin with Desire for God. Nelson Books, 2018. See here to buy the book. How can Christians overcome sin in their lives? One suggestion, of course, is “Just say no.” But … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Parental Equation, Bruised Reed and Smoldering Wick, Costly Parchment

Here are three items about Sunday morning’s LCMS service. A. The youth pastor was saying that children should honor their parents. Our parents are not perfect, he said, but they have done for us more than we have done for … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Power of the Cross Unveiled and Revealed in Jesus

Jim Taylor. The Power of the Cross Unveiled and Revealed in Jesus. Crosslink, 2018. See here to purchase the book. Jim Taylor is a Church of Christ minister who formerly worked in electronics. This book primarily engages Romans 5:12-21. Taylor’s … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Light, Ancient Book Production

Here are some items on church Sunday morning. I went to the LCMS church. A. It was Epiphany, so the theme was the magi and light. In the children’s part of the service, the pastor talked about how the magi … Continue reading

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