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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. 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. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also 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.

Book Write-Up: The Spirit of Methodism, by Jeffrey W. Barbeau

Jeffrey W. Barbeau. The Spirit of Methodism: From the Wesleys to a Global Communion. IVP Academic, 2019. See here to purchase the book. Jeffrey W. Barbeau teaches theology at Wheaton College. This book is somewhat of a primer on Methodism. … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The United Nations Exposed, by William F. Jasper

William F. Jasper. The United Nations Exposed. John Birch Society, 2001. See here to purchase the book. William F. Jasper has served as senior editor of The New American, which is published by the conservative John Birch Society. In The … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Contentment and Provision

Here are some items from church this morning: A. Psalm 23:1 says “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” When the pastor was a child, that puzzled him because he thought it was saying “The Lord is my … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Psalm 23

I did not go to church last Sunday because I attended orientation for a new job. I said that I will listen to the sermon and read the Sunday school notes and write a blog post about them. I listened … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Fearful Master, by G. Edward Griffin

G. Edward Griffin. The Fearful Master: A Second Look at the United Nations. Western Islands, 1964. See here to purchase the book. G. Edward Griffin is affiliated with the conservative John Birch Society and has served as the Contributing Editor … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: A Speaker from China

The Lutheran church that I attend had a men’s breakfast this morning. It had a speaker, whom I will call “C.” who is from China. He and his wife and children became members of the church a few months ago, … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Unshakeable, Consuming Fire, Wealth

The Wednesday Bible study was about Hebrews 13:5-6. As is usually the case, the pastor commented on the preceding verses, as well. Here are some items. A. The Epistle to the Hebrews teaches that Christians are on their way to … Continue reading

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