Monthly Archives: January 2020

Book Write-Up: But What About God’s Wrath?

Kevin Kinghorn and Stephen Travis. But What About God’s Wrath?: The Compelling Love Story of Divine Anger. IVP Academic, 2019. See here to purchase the book. Kevin Klinghorn teaches religion and philosophy at Asbury Theological Seminary, and Stephen Travis is … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Jonah 4

Here are some items from this morning’s church activities, and also from last Wednesday’s Bible study. The focus was on Jonah 4. A. God’s desire is to show people mercy. God looks for opportunities to do so, even going so … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Martin Luther King Story, by James D. Bales

James D. Bales. The Martin Luther King Story: A Study in Apostasy, Agitation, and Anarchy. Christian Crusade, 1967. See here to purchase the book. James D. Bales was a Church of Christ minister and a teacher at Harding College. He … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Jonah’s Message

Here are some items from this morning’s church activities. A. The pastor revisited the scholarly debate about whether the Ninevites truly and sincerely repented at the preaching of Jonah. Those who say “no” point out that the Ninevites continued to … Continue reading

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God’s absence — Triablogue

1. I’m going to revisit the divine hiddenness argument. The basic idea is that many or most people don’t experience God in the way they need, want, or expect. 1,313 more words via God’s absence — Triablogue

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Church Write-Up: Jonah and the Ninevites

Here are some items from today’s adult Bible study. We talked about Jonah. A. The pastor addressed the topic of mission. Mission is both centripetal and centrifugal. Centripetal mission is when people see God’s ways in the Christian community and … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: It’s Very Simple, by Alan Stang

Alan Stang. It’s Very Simple: The True Story of Civil Rights. Western Islands, 1965. See here to purchase the book. Alan Stang wrote for the ultra-conservative John Birch Society. It’s Very Simple, published in 1965, is a criticism of the … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Jonah, Part 2

Here are some items from church this morning. We are going through Jonah. A. The pastor compared the story of Jonah to baptism. Baptism is about the drowning of the old, sinful self and the emergence of a new self. … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Jonah, Part 1

Here are some items from last Sunday’s church activities. The pastor started a series on the Book of Jonah. Both the service and the Sunday school class are about that throughout January. A. The youth pastor talked about how, even … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism

Elijah Hixson and Peter J. Gurry. Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism. IVP Academic, 2019. See here to purchase the book. This book includes contributions from biblical scholars about New Testament textual criticism. They criticize Christian apologists for … Continue reading

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