Author Archives: jamesbradfordpate

About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.D. program. I have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting.

Biologos: Did Darwin Promote Genocide?

http://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/did-darwin-promote-genocide

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Church Write-Up: We Support Each Other, but We Walk Our Own Spiritual Walk

I visited two churches last Sunday.  The first is a non-denominational evangelical church.  I will call it the “Pen church” because I got a new pen there.  And these pens are long-lasting!  The second church is a largely African-American Baptist … Continue reading

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Garfinkel-the short life of a fortress city

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
The Rise of Ancient Israel, the book I just finished posting about, was from the early 1990‘s. Much has happened since then in terms of archeological finds in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria that bear…

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Book Write-Up: The Most Misused Stories in the Bible

Eric J. Bargerhuff.  The Most Misused Stories in the Bible: Surprising Ways Popular Bible Stories Are Misunderstood.  Bethany House, 2017.  See here to buy the book. Eric J. Bargerhuff has a doctorate in biblical and systematic theology from Trinity Evangelical … Continue reading

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Evangelism and Genuinely Liking People

Originally posted on All Things are Yours:
Forget apologetics.   Forget signs and wonders.   If you really want to excel at evangelism, there is one golden key worth more than all the others – LIKE the people you are…

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Book Write-Up: The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas a Kempis

Thomas a Kempis.  The Imitation of Christ.  New York: Dover Publications, 2003. According to the translators in the Foreword, the most popular view regarding this book’s origin is that it was written by a few members of the Brethren of … Continue reading

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Vridar: Why did Luke trace Jesus’ genealogy through David’s son Nathan and not Solomon? (Part I)

http://vridar.org/2017/05/21/why-did-luke-trace-jesus-genealogy-through-davids-son-nathan-and-not-solomon/

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